I’m looking for a good place to practice eddy turns and basic river running within a couple of hours of ottawa next weekend. A class 1-2 set of rapids with few to no rocks would be perfect. A camp site near by would be a bonus if its far away, so would a little surf wave.
Yuro and Spencer both got it right…you pretty much described Palmer Rapids in your question.
Go to [url:1z03mj20]http://maps.google.com/[/url:1z03mj20] and enter “Palmer Rapids Ontario”. If you want driving directions, just wait until the map has loaded and hit the “get directions” button at the top.
It is just a friendlier place to learn (by friendly, I mean the river) It is a good width, clean eddy lines, beautiful spot. I attribute spending much of my early days to why I am still loving the sport.