Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

SK: Ohio River from Tanner's Creek

  • 23 Sep 2017
  • Ohio River

Ohio River - from Tanner's Creek: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 10:00AM

SPONSOR: Robert Moore

Last year we put in at Tanner's Creek near Lawrenceburg and paddled up Taylor Creek to the abandoned hulk of the USS Sachem and on to the ox-bow in the Great Miami River.  This year the proposed route is to head down stream toward Aurora Indiana.  Aurora is about 2 miles downstream from Tanner's Creek.  We can explore the North and South branches of Hogan Creek at Aurora or paddle another 2 miles to Laughery Creek.  Loughery Creek is probably the more interesting destination.  It is a long creek with a wooded shore and the Old State Road 56 truss bridge.  Laughery Island was the turnaround when the club paddled the route in October 2015.  The trip is covered on Ohio River Charts 109-110 US Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. 

 This is a sea kayak trip for paddlers capable of dealing with open water, occasional barge traffic and light current.  Total paddling distance is expected to be 12 nautical miles of which half will be against some current.  We will stop for lunch someplace midway through the trip so bring something to eat. 

Put-In: Tanner's Creek boat ramp - Follow US 50/Ead's Pkwy from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, turn south onto Tanner's Creek Drive (old Reese Drive) at the traffic light.  Tanner's Creek Drive ends at the boat ramp parking area.  This is a well-developed ramp park with plenty of parking and picnic areas.  Unfortunately, the only restroom facility available is portable toilets so you may want to stop off at the fast food or filling station at the Reese Drive intersection on the way to the boat ramp. 

Meeting time: 10:00 am - launch by 10:30

Contact information: Robert, njordball@gmail.com.  Those interested please respond via email no later than September 21st.

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