Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

SK: Ohio River Ghost Ship Paddle

  • October 07, 2018
  • Tanner's Creek Ramp, Lawrenceburg, IN

Ohio River - from Tanner's Creek: Sunday, October 7th
Time: 10:00AM

SPONSOR: Robert Moore

Last year we put in at Tanner's Creek and paddled downstream to Aurora and up Hogan Creek.  Previous year was up stream to the USS Sachem on Taylor Creek and on to the ox-bow in the Great Miami River.  This year is up to the group that shows up.  Options include head up stream and turn in to Taylor Creek, or down the Ohio.  Loughery Creek may also be an interesting destination.  Laughery 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 October 5th (Friday).

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