Yea I've done it before just have to have a ride back to your vehicle because there's no paddling back upstream in THAT current. Toting a kayak down those stairs isn't really a big deal or should I say drag. I'm 50 so you want find me carrying the thing. Discharge from the gate is 3200 plus cf/s. It's going to have to fall below 1200 before I even think about putting in up there.