Hidden LA is offering a rare opportunity this Labor Day weekend to kayak a segment of the Los Angeles River. It seems impossible – but there appears to be a nice section of river that IS navigable, located not far up the 101 freeway from our area. Currently, the US Army Corps of Engineers regulates all (the very limited) use of the waterway, and only allows navigation in the 1.5-mile portion in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area in Van Nuys. Kayakers put in at Balboa Boulevard and exit the river at Burbank Boulevard.
LA Expeditions will be provide the gear, an understanding of the watershed and its wildlife, and river and boating safety skills. But plan on getting up early, this unique event is only occurring on Monday, September 3rd from 7 – 8:30 am.
Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday 8/28 and could be sold out within hours as has happened in these past, rare tours. Tickets are $45 each and can only be purchased online through Hidden LA Presents at Eventbrite. If you’re looking for a unique new way to spend part of Labor Day in LA, get on the computer now and try to lock in a ticket. Shoot some photos and let us know that indeed, there is a real river in Los Angeles.
About Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.
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Read where they’re planning to expand the route further south too. You can also explore the river via the bike path too.