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    Default How is the boat ride from lost lake to aha?

    I am trying to find a rv spot for the Cp regatta. Everything is sold out except lost lake, but have heard that stretch is pretty shallow and rocky. I will be in my Daytona but my dad will be in a I/O pontoon boat. Is it worth getting a spot there? How far is it to the Aha sand bar? Thanks, Jeff.

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    Did the ride up from Waterwheel many many years ago. I was a highly intoxicated passenger and it felt like a all day ride. Not even sure if we made to Lost Lake. According to google maps, it looks like a long ass ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Flat" foot'n View Post
    Did the ride up from Waterwheel many many years ago. I was a highly intoxicated passenger and it felt like a all day ride. Not even sure if we made to Lost Lake. According to google maps, it looks like a long ass ride.
    Wow, you must have been hammered, lol! That's maybe 15 miles I'm guessing.

    I think the the ride down from LL to Aha is a bout 10 miles. There's a big ass rock bar right out side of LL. If the waters up you can get by it in an IO but it is pretty much all the way across the river. After that, if you keep it in the deep water channels it's doable. Again, water level will dictate how doable. I know others will give better advice that are more familiar with that stretch of river, I've done it a few times but always in a jet. I hang out more South of there below the diversion dam. There is camping below the dam, but this means trailering up to Aha to launch.

    Edit; looking at I map I'm ass backwards, Aha is below Water Wheel, so probably more like 20 miles or so from LL to Aha sand bar.
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    Ya I am from McIntyre Park. Not a lot of rock bars on that stretch of river! Ten miles doesn't seem bad if you don't end up on a rock bar. Thanks for the info guys.

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    I know the tow from Mac isn't bad at all

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    You might be pushing it on fuel it's a good ways to do it in a jet boat the pontoon would be ok on fuel you could always tow it into aha it's about 20-25 min on the highway the only thing is there is a ramp fee at aha last year they were posted at the entrance charging people

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    Not to bad a run i think its more than 10 miles though.I have done it a few times in a 21ft i/o without worrys.There was one spot just north of aha where theres some sand/rock bars on the middle i just go along the homes and clear it fine to me that was the only spot i sketched at.Theres a few shallow spots but stayed up on plane til i pastbut never worried here it a jet would be easier.

    Fuel may go quick blownjet did the run with his placecraft last year and had to take it slower pace then top get some fuel at waterwheel to be safe.

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    It's worth the 20 bucks to launch at Aha Quin. If you aren't familiar with that stretch of the river it can bite ya.
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    I boated down a couple of years ago w/ 8 other boats, no issues, and we all boated back w/ plenty of fuel. Get a spot at LL and talk to someone that is going down to Aha and just follow them. I'd say follow me but I wont be there this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warpt71 View Post
    I boated down a couple of years ago w/ 8 other boats, no issues, and we all boated back w/ plenty of fuel. Get a spot at LL and talk to someone that is going down to Aha and just follow them. I'd say follow me but I wont be there this year.

    That was a fun drive down

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    It's about a 45 minute ride from Lost Lake to Aha Quin. We do it several times per year and have seen most water levels.

    As long as you have Polarized Sun Glasses, you'll be fine. Just head for the 'DARK' spots on the River and stay in them. There are some shallow spots on the trip, but if you follow the above, you'll be fine. The BAD Rock Bar is actually BELOW Aha Quin, right as you get into Twin Palms/Paradise Point from what I've seen.

    There are usually several groups that leave Lost Lake to go down during the a.m., so just ask around the park. IF you can't find someone in a group, come get me. I'll help if I can. Most guys at Lost Lake know where the Blue and White CP is parked on the point next to the River.

    Gas shouldn't be an issue. I have a 21' Ultra that can make it down and back with plenty left. That is at 3600 rpm(about 40 mph) straight thru.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rvr Rcr View Post
    It's about a 45 minute ride from Lost Lake to Aha Quin. We do it several times per year and have seen most water levels.

    As long as you have Polarized Sun Glasses, you'll be fine. Just head for the 'DARK' spots on the River and stay in them. There are some shallow spots on the trip, but if you follow the above, you'll be fine. The BAD Rock Bar is actually BELOW Aha Quin, right as you get into Twin Palms/Paradise Point from what I've seen.

    There are usually several groups that leave Lost Lake to go down during the a.m., so just ask around the park. IF you can't find someone in a group, come get me. I'll help if I can. Most guys at Lost Lake know where the Blue and White CP is parked on the point next to the River.

    Gas shouldn't be an issue. I have a 21' Ultra that can make it down and back with plenty left. That is at 3600 rpm(about 40 mph) straight thru.

    Hope that helps.

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    U do know your rock bars! LOL.

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