A short paddle around Encounter Lakes. This fully enclosed waterway is surrounded by houses and ideal for novice paddlers.The launch point is from a sandy beach adjacent a grassed area and toilets with a welcoming café nearby.
CM Thorpe Reserve (GPS 35.5642S 138.6045E)
This is a pleasant paddle in quiet waters ideal for novices.
The lakes are surrounded by housing, but there are a number of public access points around the lakes, however the best for launching canoes and kayaks is the CM Thorpe Reserve which has lawns and toilets and a sandy beach to launch from.
Note: The local paddling club runs a handicap race on the first Saturday of every month. All comers welcome.
Always check weather and wind conditions before setting out
Toilets and picnic area at the reserve (launch site)
Full facilities in Victor Harbor