Paddle with the Salmon

Paddle with the salmon this year on the Tuolumne River! The Stewardship Program will be sponsoring a series of expeditions that will allow you to experience one of nature's miracles, the return of the salmon.

  Salmon spawn

We will be paddling an 3.5 mile stretch of the Tuolumne River from La Grange to Basso Bridge. Interpretation will be provided throughout the trip so you will learn a whole lot about salmon and the riparian ecosystem that support them.

No paddling experience? No problem! We will be using stable canoes and kayaks and provide safety instruction and a paddling demonstration before the trips. Certified guides will accompany you on your journey.

 Bear & Salmon


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 What to Wear: Try to wear synthetic clothes (not cotton) and layer in case it gets warm. Nylon jackets and pants will help keep you dry. Closed toed shoes will protect your feet. Bring a towel and extra set of clothes for after the trip.

What to Bring: Lunch, waterproof camera, 1 liter bottle of water, sunglasses, eye glass straps, hat, sunblock

Meet: La Grange California in front of the General Store at 9:30am

Shuttles: We will be arranging shuttles among participants to the Basso Bridge take out point. Participants are responsible for their own shuttles!

 Directions from Fresno:

    • Take HWY 99 North to CA-59 (Exit 188)
    • Follow the HWY 59 signs as they guide you out of Merced
    • Continue on HWY 59 past the City of Snelling (18 Miles)
    • Turn left onto Co Rd J59/La Grange Rd (signs for County Road J59/Don Pedro Lake) (11 Miles)
    • Turn Right on Yosemite Ave (132) toward LaGrange (.5 miles)
    • We will be meeting across from the General Store in LaGrange

Google Search: 30100 Yosemite Blvd, La Grange CA 95329

Travel Time: 2  hours

Contact: Steve Starcher 559-289-8874,

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