Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

Raccoon Creek Covered Bridge Festival

  • October 21, 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • Ferndale
  • 12


  • Free - but there is a skill level and gear requirement for trip. Please see description of trip for what is required. If you have any questions please contact Toni Harris using the 'contact me' tab for the event

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It’s time to paddle Raccoon Creek!

Date:                                     Saturday October 21, 2017

Time:                                    10:00am

Meeting Location:           Marathon Gas Station of US 36 just West of Cecil M. Harden Recreational Area Main Entrance (8530 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).  NOTE:  THERE WILL BE AT LEAST TWO PORTAGES BEFORE MANSFIELD due to downed trees we couldn’t clean up…will require getting out of your boat and lifting through some trees to get past.  There will be people there to help but If you aren’t comfortable with doing this please let me know so we can discuss options/if this is the right trip for you.

WEATHER:                          Looking to be about 60 Degrees F. at 10:00am and warming up to a balmy 70 Degrees later in the afternoon…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 at the Marathon Gas Station, 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!

                                                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.  

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