**PLEASE NOTE UPDATED PUT-IN INFORMATION/CHANGE IN LOCATION**
CKC-Canoe and Kayak Fleet-Mad River
Trip Sponsors: Brent Saucerman
When: Saturday, July 25 (weather rain date Sun., July 26)
Location: Mad River near Urbana, OH
Reach: Put-in: Mad River and King's Creek Parking
Approx Address: 1421 OH-296, Urbana, OH 43078
Lat/Long: 40.156200, -83.786777
Google Plus Code: 5647+G6 Urbana, Ohio
Take-out: SR 55 Public Access Site (PAS) (River Mile 36.2)
Google Plus Code: 359Q+8Q Urbana, Ohio
Lat/Long: 40.0683739, -83.8105952
Approximate Distance: 9.6 RM / 3-4 hours on water with breaks.
Meeting Time: 10:30 am, boats and gear unloaded and ready to run shuttle.
Meeting Location: See put-in above
Canoe through the unspoiled, cool and clear spring-fed waters of the Mad River in Champaign County. Experience the flora and fauna along the river as we paddle. The Mad River is an excellent river for club members to enjoy in the heat of summer. The river in this area averages 2-3 feet deep, with some pools reaching 5 feet. The water is clear enough to see the river bottom your entire trip. It has a light current unless there has been significant rainfall. Short, shallow rapids along the way provide a pleasurable change of pace. Many families and groups have found the Mad River to be a great way to discover the wonderful enjoyment of canoeing in Ohio! This trip is family and beginner friendly, and open to all canoe kayak, and paddle board types. We will stay together as a group.
What to bring: Hand sanitizer, mask or face covering for shuttle, boat, PFD for all paddlers, paddles, plenty of water, sunscreen and insect repellent, sun hat, sunglases on lanyard, lunch for on the water, paddling gear (dry bag for valuables, bilge pump, sponge, spray skirt, knife, etc... as appropriate for your boat).
-Please check email for additional messages on Friday the 24th in case we need to cancel or change the venue.
-The HCKC requires all paddlers participating in Club events to wear a PFD at all times while on the water.
-Ohio law does not allow open alcohol containers in vessels. Please leave any adult beverages in a cooler in your vehicle for after the paddle.
-Link to Metro Parks River Maps https://www.mcdwater.org/river-fun/river-trails/