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.
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Upcoming events

    • April 03, 2019
    • November 27, 2019
    • 30 sessions
    • Thatcher Recreation Center 4649 W. Vermont St. Indianapolis, IN 46222

    HCKC Pool Sessions

    To Sign Up:  Contact Dave Ellis to make sure that some one who you can work with will be there.

    Wednesday Evening Pool Session - 7 PM to 9 PM From Wednesday, April 3, 2019 through Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 2019

    These pool sessions are focused on skill refinement and individual practice for  whitewater kayakers,  whitewater and open canoeists, recreational kayakers, and sea kayakers - seeking to practice bracing, rolling, open water reentries, etc.   The pool is also popular with freestyle play boaters who want to learn flat water moves such as cartwheels, squirts and stalls and with sea kayakers wanting to refine their roll or work on open water rescues.  It is also a great place to meet other paddlers, find out about upcoming trips, and try out different boats and paddles. Participants often go out for refreshments afterwards.

    Pool sessions are held at:

    Thatcher Recreation Center
    4649 W. Vermont St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46222


    • Participants must sign in each session and pay $10.00 per family per session to cover pool rental.
    • Please make certain your boat is clean and free of debris inside and out before bringing it into the pool.
    • First time participants must check-in with the pool coordinator before entering the pool.
    • Participants must be able to swim.
    • Participants must have the ability to self-rescue (wet exit at a minimum). 
    • First time visitors must demonstrate this ability.
    • Participation is restricted to HCKC members and their one-time guests.
    • Participants must maintain control of their boats and equipment at all times.
    • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • There will be no swimming or diving.
    • Participants are expected to be courteous and safety conscious at all times.
    • Indy Park Rules require that no one or their equipment is allowed on the pool deck before the designated start time and that all boats and gear must be removed from the pool deck promptly at the designated end time.

    • October 18, 2019
    • October 20, 2019
    • Grayson Lake, KY

    CK Grayson Lake, KY Oct. 18 – 20

    I have had the pleasure in the past of going with the Sea Kayaking group to Grayson Lake.  The lake has amazing cliff lined sections, and waterfalls if it rains a day or two before the trip.  This trip is a Canoe and Kayak version – we will not go as fast or as far, but will still get to paddle very scenic sections.

    At this time, I am not planning a Friday afternoon paddle, but we can do one if there is enough interest.  The main paddle will be Saturday, with a shorter one on Sunday.

    We will be camping at Grayson Lake State Park, 314 Grayson Lake Park Rd, Olive Hill, KY 41164, Friday and Saturday nights.  We will be “car camping”, so feel free to bring as much warm gear as necessary since we will not need to haul camping gear in our boats.  Two tents and two vehicles are allowed per site, so sharing sites will cut down on expenses.  It is a nice, modern campground with showers and flush toilets.  Be sure to make your camping reservations as soon as you can, since it is a popular place on the weekends.  There may be people with reservations already willing to share a site, contact me if interested.

    Grayson is about a 4 to 5-hour drive from Indianapolis.  It is one my favorite paddling locations, and I feel it is well worth the trip.  Please contact Judy Thompson for more information.

    • October 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ferndale, IN
    • 17

    It’s time to paddle Raccoon Creek!

    Date:                                     Saturday October 19, 2019. 8:30am

    Meeting Location:           In front of Sparky's Roadhouse across from Cecil M. Harden Recreational Area Main Entrance (8608 E. US-36, Rockville, IN 47872)

    Sponsor:                              Toni Harris 317.319.7534

    Gear Needed:  Boat, PFD, paddle, Please wear appropriate layers for the weather, trash bag or two to help clean up as we go.  Please bring water and some water tight snacks for our lunch stop in Mansfield (or bring cash to purchase food at the festival).  

    WEATHER:  Weather during this time can be chilly, so keep an eye on the forecast!…please dress in layers and wear proper protection for head, hands and feet!

    Purpose:    To continue the Annual Fall Colors Paddle in honor of Dwon and Joy Miller who are lifetime members of HCKC and have made significant contributions to the continuance of the sport.  The Millers come still to the Covered Bridge Festival every year to enjoy the beautiful Indiana Fall Colors even though they aren’t on the water with us anymore.

    Plan:   After we meet  in the morning we will proceed to the put in location where we will drop off boats and gear just East of the base of the Cecil M Harden Lake Dam (next to the bridge off Frankton Road), then designate how many vehicles will need to be delivered to the takeout location in Bridgeton.  Parking will be a challenge so the sooner we can designate this the better!

    We will have safety boaters along with the trip and our residence Swiftwater Rescue Instructors Richard Clapham and John Gates will be setting up at any potential locations to assist with paddlers having issues.

    Lunch stop will be in Mansfield, IN and then if time allows we will continue on to Bridgeton near the Bridge to conclude the approximate 10 mile trip.  

    LETS MAKE IT A WEEKEND!  We are talking about camping here overnight and of course fixing a delicious meal.   Sunday if there's enough interest we may decide to make another run if you can't make it on Saturday (please let us know)  

Past events

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)
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 Introductory Tandem Canoe Skills Class
July 28, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic (July)
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 Goose Pond Birding Exploration Paddle
March 17, 2018 FW/SK: Annual Summit Lake Spring Solstice Celebration Trip
March 09, 2018 Canoecopia
March 03, 2018 FW/WW: Ice Falls Trip March 3 2018 (Canceled)
February 17, 2018 CPR/AED/Wilderness First Aid Class
February 16, 2018 National Paddling Film Festival
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 FW/SK: Cataract Falls Full Moon Paddle
June 27, 2017 Fly Fishing 101
June 24, 2017 300 Springs, Green River
June 24, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
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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