Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

HCKC Canoe & Kayak Events Calendar 

Please e-mail Judy Thompson or Brent Saucerman if you have additions or corrections for this schedule.  HCKC Members must be logged in to view HCKC member-only events.
             Orange - Training Events.  Green - Canoe and Kayak Events   Gray - All Club Events

Due to Coronavirus crisis restrictions , the HCKC has suspended club training,
social, and paddling events through July 1.   Some club events will resume after July 1, 2020!

Upcoming events

    • May 04, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • September 21, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 21 sessions
    • Eagle Creek Park

    Eagle Creek Tuesday Evening Paddles

    Eagle Creek paddles started on May 4th and run through the end of September.  These are unstructured paddles where HCKC members can explore the lake and train to develop speed-endurance or to practice skills.   If you would like to paddle with other HCKC members, I would recommend coordinating that through the club bulletin board, Facebook or e-mail.

    • When:    Tuesday, May 4 through September 28, 2021
    • Starting Time - Between 1:00 pm to Closing:  HCKC Members may use the pass to enter the park with their boats any time after 1:00 pm on the specified Tuesdays.
    • Ending Time - Park Closing Time:   When you enter the park, look at the closing time posted at each of the park entrances since these times change during the year.  They normally lock at least one of the gates at closing time.
    • Where to Launch: 
    • Ramp near Discovery Center —Enter the park at either the 56th Street or 71st Street entrance and follow the signs to the Discovery Center or “Go Ape!”  Use the boat/kayak ramp across the parking lot from the Discovery Center (next to Go Ape). 
    • Marina Personal Boat Launch - You can also launch from the personal boat launch next to the building with bathrooms near Eagle Creek Outfitters.  Please do not launch at the beach at Eagle Creek Outfitters since it is reserved for their use.
    • Note: This pass is not valid at the Dandy Trail ramp at the south of 56th street near Ric’s.
    • 2021 HCKC-Eagle Creek Pass:  Current HCKC Members must print the 2021 HCKC pass and show it to the Eagle Creek gate staff to get in without paying.  The fee for park admittance is at least $8 for a car with one kayak or canoe otherwise.

      To Get the Pass: 
       This program is only available for current HCKC members.  To access the pass, go to:
       Eagle Creek Tuesday Pass
      Note:  You will be prompted to enter your e-mail and password if you are not already logged in.
    • Covid Policy:
      During all scheduled club activities, we will follow CDC and Local Mask and Social Distancing Guidelines.
      Participants are expected to withdraw from the event if experiencing symptoms or if in a quarantine status


    • June 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • near Rochester, IN
    Register

    This is a pleasant 9.6-mile trip on the Upper Tippecanoe River, and should be suitable for all paddlers including beginners with some moving water experience.  The trip is scheduled for June 26, but please be sure to register to confirm, or otherwise be notified in case the trip is canceled (for example, if there is a high probability of thunderstorms that day).  Be sure to bring a mask for the shuttle and be aware that life vests are required to be worn when on the river.

    The meeting place for this trip is Menominee Public Access Site.

    From the South:  Find the junction of US-31 & SR-25 on the South side of Rochester.

    The US-31 Bridge over the Tippy is 3.8-miles North of that junction.

    100-yards before that Bridge, turn Right onto Olson Road (aka CR 250-N).

    This is 1-mile after a Blue Sign to “Fairgrounds”.  At a Stop Sign, turn Left on Old US-31. 

    In 1-mile turn Right on CR 350-N, just before a Bridge over the Tippy, with Brown Sign (Public Fishing Site).  The Entrance to the Menominee PAS is on the Left in about ¼-mile.

    Please arrive at 9:45 to start unloading boats and gear.  We will then shuttle vehicles to the take-out location, Germany Bridge County Park.  Please contact Judy Thompson judy_thom@hotmail.com, if you would like more information.

    Covid Policy:
    During all scheduled club activities, we will follow CDC and Local Mask and Social Distancing Guidelines.
    Participants are expected to withdraw from the event if experiencing symptoms or if in a quarantine status


    • July 10, 2021
    • (EDT)


    • July 10, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Eagle Creek Park Reservoir, Indianapolis, In
    Register

    Swimming portion of the  Indy Sprint Triathlon Series.  HCKC members and guest provide safety boats for the swimmers in the 500 meter course.  Participants are there to provide assistance to swimmers, guide them on the course,  allow a place to rest or signal for extraction.  We will be on the outside of the course while city lifeguards are on the inside of the course. Meet at the Eagle Creek Park office on 56th street just northwest of the main park entrance and just before you get to the bridge over the reservoir. 

    If your bringing a guest or another family member please register them separately.

     We must be unloaded and on the water by 7:45-50 as the swimming starts at 8am.   Instructions will be given just prior to the event.  No special skills needed.  Items which may enhance your effectiveness are whistle,  short throw line and float, extra PFD.  We are usually done by 9.  Some go to breakfast, some go paddle around, some have to go home and do chores. 

    This is an important event to HCKC as we the club is paid a $1000.00 for helping with this event.  You will get an event T-shirt for participating, please register with shirt size.  Canoe, Kayak or paddle board OK. 

     If you have questions or concerns please contact John Wainscott @ wldleak@sbcglobal.net or 317-250-8107.

     Thanks for your help.

    • July 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • July 18, 2021
    • (EDT)


    • July 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • July 25, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Indianapolis
    • 5
    Register

    Become a qualified Level 1 ACA Instructor in either Solo Canoe or Kayak.

    The course is being run by 2 outstanding and highly recommended ITs -  Jeff Atkins and Ashley Brown.

    This course and assessment will take place over 1 weekend, plus one or two short zoom meetings for paperwork.

    The training and assessment will take place on sheltered waters.

    There will be a fee of $125 to pay to the club for the course/assessment, plus you will need to pay for registration with the ACA.  The club is sponsoring this assessment and heavily subsidizing the course fees.

    Places are limited to 5 Canoe and 10 kayak participants, so register early.

    The Zoom meetings will take place in early July.

    It is recommend, but not essential that you join some of the rescue and training courses taking place earlier in the year.

    If you are interested, but need more details please contact myself.

    • August 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • August 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wildcat Creek


    • August 14, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Eagle Creek Park Reservoir, Indianapolis, In
    Register

    Swimming portion of the  Indy Sprint Triathlon Series.  HCKC members and guest provide safety boats for the swimmers in the 500 meter course.  Participants are there to provide assistance to swimmers, guide them on the course,  allow a place to rest or signal for extraction.  We will be on the outside of the course while city lifeguards are on the inside of the course. Meet at the Eagle Creek Park office on 56th street just northwest of the main park entrance and just before you get to the bridge over the reservoir. 

    If your bringing a guest or another family member please register them separately.

     We must be unloaded and on the water by 7:45-50 as the swimming starts at 8am.   Instructions will be given just prior to the event.  No special skills needed.  Items which may enhance your effectiveness are whistle,  short throw line and float, extra PFD.  We are usually done by 9.  Some go to breakfast, some go paddle around, some have to go home and do chores. 

    This is an important event to HCKC as we the club is paid a $1000.00 for helping with this event.  You will get an event T-shirt for participating, please register with shirt size.  Canoe, Kayak or paddle board OK. 

     If you have questions or concerns please contact John Wainscott @ wldleak@sbcglobal.net or 317-250-8107.

     Thanks for your help.

    • August 21, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis, In

    Swimming portion of the  Indy Sprint Triathlon Series.  HCKC members and guest provide safety boats for the swimmers in the 500 meter course.  Participants are there to provide assistance to swimmers, guide them on the course,  allow a place to rest or signal for extraction.  We will be on the outside of the course while city lifeguards are on the inside of the course. Meet at the Eagle Creek Park office on 56th street just northwest of the main park entrance and just before you get to the bridge over the reservoir. 

    If your bringing a guest or another family member please register them separately.

     We must be unloaded and on the water by 7:45-50 as the swimming starts at 8am.   Instructions will be given just prior to the event.  No special skills needed.  Items which may enhance your effectiveness are whistle,  short throw line and float, extra PFD.  We are usually done by 9.  Some go to breakfast, some go paddle around, some have to go home and do chores. 

    This is an important event to HCKC as we the club is paid a $1000.00 for helping with this event.  You will get an event T-shirt for participating, please register with shirt size.  Canoe, Kayak or paddle board OK. 

     If you have questions or concerns please contact John Wainscott @ wldleak@sbcglobal.net or 317-250-8107.

     Thanks for your help.



    • August 28, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Gosport area

    date may change

    • September 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Crooked Creek ramp


    • October 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Laurel River Lake

    Details coming soon

    Covid Policy:
    During all scheduled club activities, we will follow CDC and Local Mask and Social Distancing Guidelines.
    Participants are expected to withdraw from the event if experiencing symptoms or if in a quarantine status

    Trip Sponsor: Linda Decker


Past events

June 12, 2021 Eagle Creek Triathlon Safety Boat June 12
June 12, 2021 Driftwood River
June 04, 2021 Open Water Rescue Camp at Summit Lake
June 04, 2021 EAST RACE WHITEWATER FESTIVAL (NON HCKC)
May 29, 2021 NON HCKC - Wildcat Creek
May 27, 2021 Fun Paddle at Geist Reservoir
May 22, 2021 HCKC SPRING TRIFECTA: Boats for Sale at the event
May 16, 2021 Essentials of River Rescue and Safety – ACA L2 rescue course
May 08, 2021 Fall Creek - Indianapolis
April 10, 2021 (Muskrat's ) Annual April Fools Day Paddle (non-HCKC)
April 03, 2021 Sand Creek
March 12, 2021 Canoecopia Non HCKC Event
March 06, 2021 Ice Falls Sugar Creek
January 02, 2021 New Year's Day Paddle
December 19, 2020 POOL PRACTICE SESSIONS
December 12, 2020 POOL PRACTICE SESSIONS
December 05, 2020 POOL PRACTICE SESSIONS
October 30, 2020 Grayson Lake, KY
October 27, 2020 Eagle Creek Park weekday Shoreline Clean Up
October 24, 2020 Eagle Creek Park Shoreline Clean Up
October 17, 2020 Raccoon Covered Bridge Paddle
October 03, 2020 CK/SK: Cataract Falls Full Moon Paddle
September 12, 2020 Driftwood
August 29, 2020 Wabash
August 22, 2020 Go Girl Triathlon
August 15, 2020 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon - August
July 25, 2020 Mad River near Urbana, OH
July 14, 2020 Eagle Creek Tuesday Evening Paddles
July 11, 2020 Eagle Creek Triathlons
July 11, 2020 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon - July
July 11, 2020 East Fork White River
June 20, 2020 (Canceled) Driftwood River
June 14, 2020 (Canceled) Big Blue River
June 13, 2020 (Canceled) Outdoor Explore! 2020 (Non-HCKC Event)
June 13, 2020 (Canceled) Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon - June
May 23, 2020 Holiday on the Wildcat (Non-HCKC event)
May 15, 2020 (Canceled) CK/SK: Summit Lake Paddle and Optional Weekend Camping
May 09, 2020 (Canceled) Fall Creek
April 25, 2020 (POSTPONED) Jonathon Waterman & Wabash Trail Presentation (Non-HCKC)
April 18, 2020 (Canceled) Sand Creek
April 04, 2020 (Canceled) Big Pine April Fool's (non-HCKC event)
March 21, 2020 (Canceled) CK/SK: Annual Summit Lake Spring Paddle
March 13, 2020 Canoecopia (Non-HCKC)
February 29, 2020 SOLO Wilderness First Aid Class + CPR/AED Option
February 21, 2020 National Paddler Film Festival
February 15, 2020 (Canceled) Sugar Creek Ice Falls
February 14, 2020 Boat, Sport, and Travel Show
February 09, 2020 All: Trip Planning and Management Clinic
January 25, 2020 2020 Trip Planning Meeting
November 30, 2019 HCKC Pool Sessions
October 19, 2019 FW: Raccoon Creek Covered Bridge Festival Weekend
October 18, 2019 CK-Grayson Lake Paddle, KY
September 28, 2019 Eagle Creek Shore-Line Clean-Up
September 22, 2019 Fall Creek Clean Up!
September 14, 2019 CK-Wabash R. Paddle (Dwayne J & Marcia Evrard)
September 02, 2019 FOLLOW UP: Raccoon Creek Clean Up Part 2
August 31, 2019 CK-Lower Tippecanoe-Oakdale to Springboro (Judy Thompson)
August 24, 2019 Kayaking Skills Clinic - August
August 17, 2019 Go Girl Triathlon
August 10, 2019 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon - August
August 01, 2019 Temporary Pool Session Gustafson Park
July 26, 2019 All: ROCK the Yough
July 20, 2019 Kayaking Skills Clinic - July
July 20, 2019 FW/SK: Cataract Falls Full Moon Paddle
July 14, 2019 CK-Driftwood R. (Sue Foxx)
July 13, 2019 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon - July
July 13, 2019 CK-E. Fork White R. Medora-Sparksville (Richard Tekulve)
June 29, 2019 CK-Fall Creek Paddle (Sue Foxx)
June 08, 2019 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon - June
June 08, 2019 CK- Tippecanoe County Outdoor Explore (Dwane J & Judy T)
June 04, 2019 Eagle Creek
June 02, 2019 Turtle Flambeau Flowage Trek, WI
June 01, 2019 CANCELLED Fall Creek June 1 Paddle
May 18, 2019 Voyageur Canoe Training
May 17, 2019 CK and SK: Summit Lake Full Moon Paddle and Optional Weekend Camping
May 11, 2019 Kayaking Skills Clinic - May
May 11, 2019 CK-5/11 OR 12-Paddle TBD (Theresa K & Sara Hare)
May 04, 2019 Voyageur Canoe Training
April 27, 2019 Training: ACA L3-L4 Swiftwater Rescue Course (2-Day)
April 26, 2019 FW/WW: Beginner Trip to Smoky Mtns, NC w/Roger Starring
April 13, 2019 CK-Sand Creek Paddle (Richard Tekulve)
April 06, 2019 CK/WW: Muskrat's 42nd Annual April Paddle on the Big Pine
April 06, 2019 CK-Big Pine April Fools’ Paddle (Garry Hill)
April 03, 2019 Pool Session
March 23, 2019 CK/SK: Annual Summit Lake Spring Paddle
March 17, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
March 03, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
March 02, 2019 CK-Ice Falls Trip (Dwayne James)
February 17, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
February 03, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
January 26, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
January 06, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
January 01, 2019 NEW YEARS DAY PADDLE
November 24, 2018 HCKC Pool Sessions
November 10, 2018 HCKC Annual Meeting
October 27, 2018 All: Eagle Creek Shore-Line Clean-Up
October 20, 2018 Pirate Paddle and Party!
October 13, 2018 FW: Raccoon Creek Covered Bridge Festival Weekend
September 16, 2018 FW: White River
September 02, 2018 FW: Wabash
August 25, 2018 FW/SK: Cataract Falls Full Moon Paddle
August 19, 2018 Raccoon Creek Clean Up
August 18, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
August 11, 2018 FW: Hindostan Falls, E. Fork White River
August 03, 2018 Indiana Paddlers Rendezvous
July 29, 2018 FW/SK: Summit Lake Day Paddle
July 28, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic (July)
July 28, 2018 Introductory Tandem Canoe Skills Class
July 21, 2018 FW: East Fork White River
July 14, 2018 CANCELED DUE TO LOW WATER Green River, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
July 10, 2018 Eagle Creek Tuesday Evening Paddles
June 30, 2018 ALL: 4th of July Trip on the Youghiogheny
June 23, 2018 CANCELED DUE TO STORMS 300 Springs, Green River, Kentucky
June 23, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
June 17, 2018 Canceled due to high heat HCKC Boat Demo and Open House
June 16, 2018 (copy) Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon
June 09, 2018 NOT HCKC EVENT - Guides needed for Festival Canoe Rides
June 09, 2018 Volunteers need for HCKC booth at Outdoor Explore in Lafayette
June 02, 2018 FW: Driftwood
May 26, 2018 Save the Boundary Waters, Holliday Park Presentation, Book signings
May 26, 2018 FW: Holiday Weekend on Wildcat Creek
May 26, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
May 05, 2018 FW/WW: Fall Creek Clean Up
May 05, 2018 McCloud Nature Park 15th Anniversary Paddle
April 22, 2018 Fall Creek
April 21, 2018 FW: Sand Creek
March 31, 2018 March 31 Ice Falls Trip (Canceled)
March 25, 2018 Fall Creek Snow paddle
March 18, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
March 18, 2018 Goose Pond Birding Exploration Paddle
March 17, 2018 FW/SK: Annual Summit Lake Spring Solstice Celebration Trip
March 09, 2018 Canoecopia
March 04, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
March 03, 2018 FW/WW: Ice Falls Trip March 3 2018 (Canceled)
February 18, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
February 17, 2018 CPR/AED/Wilderness First Aid Class
February 16, 2018 National Paddling Film Festival
February 03, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
January 21, 2018 Trip Planning Meeting
January 01, 2018 Canceled: New Year's Day Paddle
November 11, 2017 HCKC Annual Member Meeting
November 05, 2017 Mississinewa Seven Pillars
October 21, 2017 Raccoon Creek Covered Bridge Festival
October 14, 2017 Blue River
October 07, 2017 Hindostan Falls, East Fork of White River
October 07, 2017 FW/SK: Eagle Creek Full Moon Paddle
September 30, 2017 Eagle Creek Clean-Up
September 30, 2017 ACA L4 Swiftwater Rescue Class
September 23, 2017 White River to Bonge's Tavern
September 22, 2017 Michigan Paddlers Rendezvous
August 26, 2017 Wabash River
August 26, 2017 Go Girl Triathlon
August 19, 2017 Solar Eclipse Paddle Expedition
August 19, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
August 19, 2017 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon
August 04, 2017 Indiana Paddlers Rendezvous
July 16, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
July 15, 2017 East Fork of the White River CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WATER
July 15, 2017 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon
July 08, 2017 HCKC Open House CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WATER
July 08, 2017 FW/SK: Cataract Falls Full Moon Paddle
June 27, 2017 Fly Fishing 101
June 24, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
June 24, 2017 300 Springs, Green River
June 17, 2017 Driftwood River
June 10, 2017 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon
May 20, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
May 19, 2017 FW/SK: CincyPaddler Grayson Lake Trip
May 13, 2017 Fall Creek
May 06, 2017 Muscatatuck Rendezvous
April 29, 2017 Big Walnut
April 22, 2017 Cincy Paddlers Annual Spring Swap Meet
April 15, 2017 FW/SK: Westwood Lake Paddle
April 08, 2017 Sand Creek
April 01, 2017 April Fools on Big Pine 40th Anniversary Paddle
March 29, 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival Tour: Chicago, IL
March 23, 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival Tour: Dayton OH
March 19, 2017 FW/SK: Summit Lake First of Spring Paddle
March 10, 2017 All: Canoecopia
March 05, 2017 Pool Session with South Bend Adventure CLub
February 18, 2017 Pool Session with South Bend Adventure CLub
January 21, 2017 Trip Planning Meeting
December 31, 2016 New Years Eve Day Paddle on Fall Creek
November 12, 2016 HCKC Annual Meeting and Dinner
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