Originally Posted by ActionJackson
On family vacation and staying in the Fort Thurs nite. Might have some time Thurs afternoon/evening to do some boating on he Poudre. Any boat rental available in the area? Easy to hook up with boaters?
I demoed a boat from Poudre Canyon Kayaks in Poudre park. They're a small outfit but very knowledgeable and have a good selection of boats. When the owner is there helping you most of the time, it's a good place to go.
As far as getting with boaters, there's lots there but some may or may not be willing to paddle with you (see the Rafters V Kayakers thread to see which ones won't boat with you.. hehe). In all seriousness, your best bet is to ask at Poudre Canyon Kayaks and/or hang out at the take-out on the bridges run. Lots of boaters there doing laps or setting up shuttles.