Eagle Creek paddles will be held on Tuesday afternoons and evenings again this year. These are unstructured paddles where HCKC members can explore the lake, train to develop speed/endurance for upcoming trips, or practice skills on their own. If you would like to paddle with friends, I would recommend coordinating that through the club bulletin board, Facebook or e-mail.
These Tuesday Evening paddles are provided for club members through a Partnership Agreement between Eagle Creek Park and the HCKC. The club “pays” for these park admissions by cleaning up the Eagle Creek shore line, supporting the park’s Blue way project, and providing safety support for the week-end paddles provided by Jeff Coates and Eagle Creek Outfitters. I will send out a note on their Full Moon paddles within the next month. In the September newsletter, we will tell you how to help with the shore line clean-up
When: Tuesday Afternoons/Evenings – Tuesday, May 8 through September 25, 2018
Starting Time: HCKC Members may use the pass to enter the park any time after 1:00 pm on the specified Tuesdays. However, most members do not show up until after work.
Ending Time: When you enter the park, look at the park’s closing time that is posted at each of the park gates. It changes during the year and they normally lock at least one of the gates at that time.
Where: 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).
This pass is not valid at the Dandy Trail ramp at the south end of the lake near Ric’s and the beach at the Marina is now restricted to Marina renters.
2018 HCKC-Eagle Creek Pass: HCKC Members must print the 2018 HCKC pass and show it to the Eagle Creek gate staff to get in without paying.
To Get the Pass: Login to the new HCKC web site and move your cursor over the Information Tab in the top menu and then click “2018 Eagle Creek Pass” in the menu that drops down. You must be logged in to access the passs.