McPhee reservoir access from the town of Dolores sees a fair amount of ride on top kayakers, though it is obviously flat as a pancake and windy in the afternoons. There is a spot in town called "the beach" across the river from Joe Rowell park (take 4th street across the bridge over the river to the turn off for the beach). You can paddle around to your hearts content. The town run in Dolores, from Riverside Park (12th street) to the beach is tons of fun- good wave trains and fun holes but by July may be just swimming holes. About 30 minutes from Priest Gulch. You don't really even need a shuttle as it is all within walking distance, if you can walk eight or nine blocks.
Originally Posted by lsmcdonald
My family and I will be staying at the Priest Gulch campground for 2 weeks in late July. We are all beginners and will be using sit-on top kayaks. The youngest is my 11 year old son. We are looking for some areas to kayak within a reasonable driving distance from campground. Also, shuttle info would be helpful. Thanks.