Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

FW: Raccoon Creek Covered Bridge Festival Weekend

  • October 13, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Ferndale, IN
  • 8


  • 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 13, 2018. 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).  

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 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.  

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) UPDATE:  We have reserved a spot at Fallen Rock campground in Brazil (about 15 minutes West of Bridgeton).  Here is the information if you'd like to camp with us on Friday or Saturday night  Camping rates are more than typical due to it being the Covered Bridge Festival weekend.  To sweeten the deal we're thinking of doing some group cooking (breakfast/dinner) if we have enough interest but if you're wanting to reserve with us PLEASE DO IT SOON because they are filling up!    Here is the information for the campsite:

 Fallen Rock RV Park & Campground
          8816 S Fallen Rock Rd
          Brazil, IN   47834   
          Web:  www.fallenrockrvparke.com

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