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Old 07-09-2009   #1
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Cat - Dark Canyon Camping?

We are doing a Cat trip next week and are wondering if anyone has been through there this year... More specifically if there is any camping at Dark Canyon? The lake has come up quite a bit from last year when we were there, and are curious if things have changed? Thanks for any input.

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I was there 3 years ago and the lake was low enough however the beach had been blown out by giant flood. It is a huge drainage and can have giant floods so I wouldnt reccomend camping there even if the beach is there. The canyon mouth is very narrow and does not provide a sheltered place to camp at least untill that fucking dam is gone. Hope this helps

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Old 07-09-2009   #3
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i have usually camped river right about a quarter mile upstream of dark canyon. it's definitely not the nicest camp site ever but there aren't many other options in that area.
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