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Hidden Gems - Tampier Lake, Orland Park

  • 2023-07-15
  • 9:30 AM
  • Tampier Lake, Orland Park
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Date:  Saturday, July 15, 2023
 Russell Block

Location: Tampier Lake, Orland Park

Skill Level:  Beginner

Category:  Day trip

Details: Hidden Gems invites club members to experience some of our area's lesser-known lakes.

Organized jointly and attended with members in mind. Some PSC experienced members are encouraged to attend.

This paddle is for beginners. No river currents. No eddy turns. Just quiet flat water. No time limits. It’s not a race. Flat water on a secluded lake is a perfect place to practice your paddling techniques, or to try out your new gear while you enjoy a few of hours watching the nature around you. Wildlife abounds at the lake.

Are you new to the sport? Maybe you just bought a new boat and want to try it out? Join us. This is not an instructional course. However, I can show you some of the techniques I use to make my day on the water more safe and enjoyable.


-Tampier Lake, Orland Park

-The entrance to the East parking lot is a mere 750ft West of the intersection of Wolf Rd. and 131st St. in Orland Park.


-We will meet up near the boat ramp at the far West end of the East parking lot by 9:30am to off-load our boats, gear, and to sign in. I will also introduce you to our paddling club and show you how you can enjoy more adventures with us. We should get onto the water sometime between 10:00am and 10:30am.

-There is trailer parking in this lot.

-There is a restroom here.

What to bring:

-All paddlers must bring their own boat, paddle and PFD. Club policy requires PFDs be worn at all times while on the water.

-Bring plenty of water and remember to pack a lunch. Alcohol is not allowed at club events.

-I highly recommend you also pack a “dry bag” with a change of clothes.

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