Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding on Horseshoe Lake

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  • Horseshoe Lake is a perfect lake for beginners to hone their paddleboarding skills. It's the only road-accessible lake in the Basin that's open to swimming. The water level varies wildly from spring to fall and from year to year; in dry seasons, especially late summer or fall, be prepared for a long hike down the sandy beach from the parking area to the water. Horseshoe is more protected from wind than other lakes in the Basin, but you'll always find the glassiest water early in the morning. The beach here is also a popular dog play area – bring your pet and let him/her ride or swim alongside your board!

  • Horseshoe Lake is a perfect lake for beginners to hone their paddleboarding skills. It's the only road-accessible lake in the Basin that's open to swimming. The water level varies wildly from spring to fall and from year to year; in dry seasons, especially late summer or fall, be prepared for a long hike down the sandy beach from the parking area to the water. Horseshoe is more protected from wind than other lakes in the Basin, but you'll always find the glassiest water early in the morning. The beach here is also a popular dog play area – bring your pet and let him/her ride or swim alongside your board!

  • Experience Checklist

    • Flip Flops/Lake Approach Shoes
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Paddleboard & paddle
    • Personal floatation device(s)
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Surf Booties
    • Swimsuit or wetsuit

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    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    0.6 miles
    Trail Surface
    Water
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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