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 03, 2022
    • September 27, 2022
    • 22 sessions
    • Eagle Creek Park

    Eagle Creek Tuesday Evening Paddles

    Eagle Creek paddles started on May 3rd 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 3 through September 27, 2022
    • 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.
    • 2022 HCKC-Eagle Creek Pass:  Current HCKC Members must print the 2022 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.


    • May 22, 2022
    • Hazel Landing to Broadripple Park
    Register

    Looking for a quiet afternoon on the water? Join us for a trip down White River from Hazel Landing Park in Carmel (106th & Hazel dell Parkway) to Broadripple Park in Indianapolis. This is a trip that is good for beginners since it is a shorter trip with few obstacles. In this section of White River you can see an eagle’s nest near 82nd Street along with river homes near the Yacht Club. Plan on a leisurely paddle that can end with a beer or ice cream in Broadripple. 

    We will meet at Hazel Landing Park at noon where we will unload boats. The shuttle will head south to Broadripple Park at 12:30 pm. This means we should be on the water about 1:30 pm. Be sure to bring a hat, water and sunscreen as this will be the warmest part of the day. Be aware that masks are required for the shuttle and life vests are required to be worn on the river.

    Meeting time:  12 pm (noon)

    Meeting location:  Hazel Landing Park in Carmel

    Shuttle leaves:  12:30 pm

    On the water:  1:30 pm

    Contact info: Dwayne James dwaynesjamesa1@hotmail.com


    • May 25, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • June 01, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • June 08, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • June 09, 2022
    • June 14, 2022
    • Wisconsin Dells Area

    Join the HCKC on this “never before offered” Wisconsin River Trip


    Wisconsin River Trip 2022 with 3 paddling days including1day paddling through the Dells. Optional  hiking/touring (see below in pdf link). Sections of this trip were paddled by the Cincy Paddlers in 2018.


     Trip Sponsors: Suzy McCain & Mariann Davis (co-organizers of on-water & off-water activities).


     Dates: Arrive: Thursday, June 9th, 2022; Depart: Tuesday, June 14 (or choose desired participation).


     Trip Level: Level 2/3—Kayak/Touring (Boat length:14’ and above) 

     Trip Level Guide is shown in the last page of the link; Paddling distances and possible choppy  water  through  the narrows fall into a Level 3 trip. Paddling this area will be determined by the CFS on the  Muscoda gage.


    Trip Description: Although Wisconsin Dells could seem like a cliche from our childhood, the beauty of the area  and its rivers are not diminished by its popularity. We will paddle an estimated 36 miles of this 420 mile river, 7 of  those miles through the scenic rock-faced Dells and Narrows. Cliffs, rock shelves, and huge standing rocks dot  this scenic corridor. The next paddling day which begins at the lower Dells will eventually reveal Rocky and  forested islands, sandy beaches and some narrow channels for exploration. On all paddling days we will enjoy  similar sites and scenery with stops on one of the sandy beaches for lunch. On our hiking day, Devil’s Lake offers  spectacular hikes away from the crowed tourist areas around the water (see Day 3 below in pdf). Of course, individual  options are also possible on this day.


     Camping: Rocky Arbor State Park, click: Rocky Arbor SP  (6 sites purchased in advance; 3 non-electric). The  electric  sites can add a tent & the non-electric sites can have multiple tents. (see availability below in PDF) Recommend  purchasing a Wisconsin state pass, $38; Daily admission for non residents is $11.  More on the  Pass: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/admission.


     Directions from Indianapolis: Click here: To Rocky Arbor state park from Indy . Travel time: 6 hours.



     Trip Itinerary: Use GPS Coordinates (in red) for all navigation and shuttles


        Please click on Link for photos and complete information on this trip                                          

                                          Wisconsin River trip 6/9/22 .pdf

      **Trip is limited to 12 paddlers due to shuttles and limited camping opportunities   but non-electric sites are available at Rocky Arbor.  Based on interest, trip limit       may be lifted.  Contact marianndvs@gmail.com for questions** 




    • June 12, 2022
    • near Edinburgh
    Register

    Driftwood River

    Sunday June 12, 2022

    Sponsor: Sue Foxx/Dwayne James

    Hopefully the river will be at a great level to enjoy this beautiful area. We will put in at Furnas Mill on Sugar Creek and paddle to Lowel Bridge just above Columbus, Indiana. The trip will be about 14 miles so be prepared with gloves, sunscreen, water, and lunch in addition to your regular paddling gear. Beginners are welcome as long as they have the endurance for a longer paddle. Be sure to bring a mask for the shuttle if you have symptoms and be aware that life vests are required to be worn when on the river.

    Meeting time: 10:00 am

    Meeting location: Shell station just off I-65 at exit 80.

    Once participants arrive we will caravan to Furnas Mill on Sugar Creek. If you wish to just meet at this location email me to let me know not to expect you out at I-65.

    Shuttle: 11:00 am shuttle leaves for the take out at Lowel Bridge.

    On water: noon

    Contact information: dwaynesjamesa1@hotmail.com 

    I will keep an eye on the levels, this creek can run dry or flood very quickly. Look for 7 pm announcement 6/11 if we need to adjust the trip.



    • June 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • June 22, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • June 26, 2022
    • Cecil Harden Lake, near Rockville
    Register

    This trip will be in the headwaters of Cecil M. Harden Lake, otherwise known as Raccoon Lake.  The area is fairly well sheltered, and in an idle only zone.  Beginners welcome!   It should be appropriate for paddlers of all skill levels.  We will be taking a little more leisurely, exploratory approach, and hopefully have a lot of fun.  Meet at the Portland Mills ramp at 10:00.  We will unload and launch from there.  We will stop for lunch somewhere along the way.  Be aware it will likely be somewhat muddy.  We will be returning to Portland Mills.  Those that wish to leave early can take out then.  The rest of us will head out into the more open part of the lake, still in the idle zone.  We will return when done to Portland Mills, so no shuttling of vehicles required.

    Heading west on US 36, look for a sign for HUGE selection, then a sign at a Mini-Ranch.  Take the next road to the right, CR 880W.  There is a sign for Portland Mills ramp at that intersection, but it is rather small.  If you come to a bridge over the lake while on US 36, you went too far.  You need a DNR permit for your boat.  If you do not have one, you can get the $5 sticker at Raccoon Lake SRA gate office, which is only a short distance down US 36 west of the Portland Mills turnoff, over the bridge and up the hill.  Don’t pay the entrance fee to the SRA; just tell them you wish to get a non-motorized DNR permit, and then you will be turning around and leaving.

    Be sure to bring lunch or a snack, plenty of drinking water, hat and/or sunscreen, in addition to your normal paddling gear.  As with all HCKC trips, PFDs must be worn while on the water.

    Due to the weather, there may be last minute changes.  Please register or contact me Judy Thompson judy_thom@hotmail.com if you plan on attending.

    • June 29, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • July 06, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • July 13, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • July 16, 2022
    • near Anderson

    White River Paddle From Anderson to Perkinsville PAS put-in (or 100 yards north of Bonges Tavern on the right in Cicero IN —Bonges has an Anderson address: 9830 W 280 N, Anderson, IN 46011


    (from Indy take 37N to SR #13 east (turn R), go a few miles, turn N onto CR 280 N)

    Trip Leader: Mariann Davis, C-317-213-5600, marianndvs@gmail.com

    Date: July 16, 2022

    Meet-up time: 10:30 AM

    Meet-up Location: Meet at the take out for caravanning to the Anderson Put-in; Decision on the length of the length of the trip will be determined at that time by a majority—- we can paddle 15 miles (about a 4 hour trip) or 12miles—(about 3 hours), plus 1/2 hour for lunch. Directions to the put in will be given then in case we lose the trail.

    The 15 mile trip has its put in at Edgewater Park in Anderson— off 8th St. from Highway 9 in Anderson… (The put-in is approximately 1+ miles east on 8th St. coming up on a grassy berm on the Left. (you will pass a residential area before you see the grassy embankment/berm on left).

    What to Bring: PFD, paddle, camera, sunscreen, lunch, dry bag, hat…Dress for the water and air temp.

    Contingencies on this paddle: The best water level for this trip is about 195 cfs, if lower we will have to cancel:  Cancelations will be made the evening before the trip by 8 PM. A “NO EMAIL” IS A “GO EMAIL”…

    This is a beautiful, forgotten section of the white River with a heavily  shaded corridor of mature trees…you can sing or hum along with the sounds of the abundant water fowl or just enjoy a relaxing paddle in nature’s quietude away from any street noise. Contact Mariann @ marianndvs@gmail.com for questions.



    • July 20, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • July 23, 2022


    • July 27, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • August 03, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • August 05, 2022
    • August 07, 2022
    • Wildcat Creek


    • August 05, 2022
    • August 07, 2022
    • Paddler's Lane Campground, 255 Paddlers Ln, Confluence, PA 15424
    Register

    HCKC ANNUAL ROCK THE YOUGH!! (FAMILY FRIENDLY)

    Sponsors Steve and Sonja Mahon want to show off one of the clubs most popular whitewater venues but in a way we never have in the past – it’s a trip for everyone!

    Flatwater and sea kayakers will enjoy checking out Youghiogheny River Lake. Jockey Hollow Boat Ramp will be a good place to put-in/take-out to avoid some of the power boats. It has also been recommended to travel a little further to the Maryland side and put-in at Mill Run Recreation Area (25 minutes from the campground). High Point Lake and Deer Valley Lake are also spots to check out (about a half hour away from our campground, and within minutes of each other) and are a bit more secluded.

    For the adventurous recreational paddler who is comfortable with moving water, we recommend the Class II Middle Yough River (put-in right at camp!). If you are unsure about your watercraft, inflatable duckie kayaks are available for rent in Ohiopyle.

    For whitewater boaters who are not ready for the Class III+ waters of the Upper and Lower Youghiogheny River, there's the nearby Class II+ Casselman River.

    Don't want to kayak? Come for the hiking, sightseeing, fishing, mountain biking, or join a commercial raft trip! There are many trails located in and around the Ohiopyle State Park area. If you enjoy hiking to see some waterfalls, we recommend the Cucumber Falls Trail, the Jonathan Run Trail, and the Meadow Run Trail (towards the Cascades).

    If hiking is not your forte, there are two Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the area – Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. If you are interested in checking out Fallingwater, we recommend booking tickets early, as the tours fill very quickly. Fort Necessity is another popular sightseeing destination in the area. Within an hour’s drive, there are also many golf courses.

    For the fishermen of the group, this is a very stream-rich area. You can fish for trout in Laurel Creek in Laurel Hill State Park, Meadow Run in Ohiopyle, and the Middle Yough River in Ohiopyle. For small mouth bass, the Casselman River is a great option. Most of these rivers have full trail access.

    There are many mountain biking and easy, flat gravel biking trails to check out with bike rentals available in Ohiopyle.

    This will be a trip you won't want to miss - especially the Saturday night pitch in dinner with live music from the Infamous Bob (Big Drop) Heckler (an HCKC legend and all-around great guy)! The main course protein will be provided, and we ask for everyone to pitch in either a side dish or a dessert. There will be a donation jar to cover costs of the main course and consumables (plates, napkins, flatware, etc.). All other meals (breakfasts, lunches, and Friday dinner) are to be self-provided.


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    Paddler’s Lane Retreat/Campground

    255 Paddlers Ln

    Confluence, PA 15424

    Do not call the campground for reservations, as we have a large area already reserved for the HCKC. Camping will be $10 per person per night. Upon arrival to the campground, cash payment should be paid to Sonja or Steve Mahon directly, NOT to the campground. We are taking care of all accommodation coordination with the campground to make things easier on everyone.

    The campground does not allow firewood to be brought in from outside. There are bundles in front of the bathhouse that can be purchased. (This WOULD be paid directly to the campground.)

    There is a bathhouse with hot showers, and a utility sink for washing dishes.

    **If you will be camping out of your vehicle, please contact Steve at 484-577-0439. There is a designated area for this in the campground and/or we will make sure you get to park near the group site.



    Rentals in Ohiopyle


    Bike rentals

    - Wilderness Voyageurs Rafting & Bike Tours

    103 Garrett St, Ohiopyle, PA 15470

    wilderness-voyageurs.com


    - Laurel Highlands River Tours and Outdoor Center

    4 Sherman St, Ohiopyle, PA 15470

    laurelhighlands.com


    Duckie kayak/raft rentals/Guided raft trips

    - Wilderness Voyageurs Rafting & Bike Tours

    103 Garrett St, Ohiopyle, PA 15470

    wilderness-voyageurs.com

    *Stand-up Paddle Boards also available for rent – call number on website to reserve!

    *Paddle-cats/Shredders also available for rent


    - White Water Adventurers Inc.

    6 Negley St, Ohiopyle, PA 15470

    wwaraft.com


    - Laurel Highlands River Tours and Outdoor Center

    4 Sherman St, Ohiopyle, PA 15470

    laurelhighlands.com

    *Paddle-cats/Shredders also available for rent




    Flatwater Boat Launches

    Jockey Hollow Boat Ramp

    Confluence, PA 15424


    Mill Run Recreation Area

    Mill Run Rd, Friendsville, MD 21531


    High Point Lake

    South Access Boat Launch – T348, Fort Hill, PA 15540

    North Shore Boat Ramp – Lake Shore Rd, Fort Hill, PA 15540


    Deer Valley Lake

    S Access Road, Fort Hill, PA 15540



    Local Sightseeing Attractions

    Fallingwater

    1491 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464

    www.fallingwater.org


    Kentuck Knob

    723 Kentuck Rd, Dunbar, PA 15431

    www.kentuckknob.com


    Fort Necessity

    National Pike, Farmington, PA 15437

    https://www.nps.gov/fone/index.htm



    • August 10, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • August 17, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • August 24, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • August 31, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • September 03, 2022


    • September 07, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • September 10, 2022
    • Lieber State Recreation Area
    Register

    CK/SK Cataract Falls Full Moon Paddle        

    September 10, 2021


    Trip Sponsor:  Wally Burchfield

    Want to see the largest water falls in Indiana and paddle under the full moon? Here's your chance! This is a fun paddle and is open to most experience levels. Paddler must be able to paddle 8 miles round trip. A 10' boat or longer is suggested. These are head waters so this is a paddle rather than a float - there is no current but we will paddle at a moderate rate.  The speed of motor boats is restricted so we should not have any problems with boat wake.

        We will meet up at the Cunot boat ramp (see map)at 6PM and launch by 6:30PM.  We will paddle to the falls and take a short break there. Pit bathrooms are available at the falls. Most of the return trip will be under moonlight. We should return to the boat ramp around 11 PM. 

     You are required to have a PFD, boat marker light such as a glow stick and a $5 2021 DNR non-motorized boat sticker on your boat . Boat stickers can be purchased online at http://stores.innsgifts.com/2014-state-park-permits/ or at any state park. The gate house at Lieber SRA should have them. You will pass it if you are coming from the north.  Keep in mind if ordering off the website, it'll take about a week for them to ship it to you.

    http://stores.innsgifts.com/2014-state-park-permits/ or at any state park. The gate house at Lieber SRA should have them. You will pass it if you are coming from the north.  Keep in mind if ordering off the website, it'll take about a week for them to ship it to you.



    • September 14, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • September 21, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • September 28, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • September 30, 2022
    • October 02, 2022


    • October 05, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • October 12, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • October 19, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • October 26, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • November 02, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register

    HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!

    We still have COVID restrictions of no more than 15 boats in the water at one time and they have asked (loosely) that we continue to wear masks on the sidelines and in the changing rooms until we enter the water. Although this seems cumbersome at times it is still something the facility has requested of us.

    If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!



    • November 09, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Register