It’s time to paddle Raccoon Creek!
Date: Saturday October 17, 2020. 9:00am
Meeting Location: Roadhouse Bar & Grill parking lot
(8608 US-36, Rockville, IN 47872)
Just West of Cecil M. Harden Recreational Area Main Entrance
Sponsors: Toni Harris 317.319.7534 John Gates 207.522.0259
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.
WEATHER: Weather is looking to be about 40 Degrees F. at 9:00am and warming up to a balmy 65 Degrees later in the afternoon…It will be chilly in the morning but once the sun pops out and we get moving in our boats, will warm up nicely so be sure to dress in layers that can be easily peeled off and stowed in your boat. Please bring a water bottle or hydration pack to keep hydrated during the day.!
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 Roadhouse Grille, 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.
Since the Covered Bridge Festivals have all been canceled, the shuttle this year should take SIGNIFICANTLY LESS TIME than usual and access to parking much easier.
We have confirmed with the Cecil B Hardin Dam office that we will have a release of 450cfs so low water will not be an issue!
We will have designated safety boaters along with the trip will be setting up at any potential locations to assist with paddlers having issues.
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.