Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

HCKC Canoe & Kayak Events Calendar 

Please e-mail Theresa Kulczak if you have additions or corrections for this schedule.

Upcoming events

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Indianapolis, IN
    Registration is closed

    Kayaking Skills Classes – Introductory and Intermediate Classes

    This year, we will offer four one-day sessions during the summer on the dates listed above.   However, we are going to try something different to give experienced paddlers more chance for training.

    Since we now have three ACA instructors, we can break our class up into two groups.  In one group, we will cover the Introduction to Kayaking material that we always covered in these classes.   In the other, we will cover ACA Intermediate (Level 2 and 3) Instruction that we have offered only once per year in the past. 

    • Introduction to Paddling -

    Target Paddlers:  HCKC members who have never taken a class or who feel unsure of their strokes in their recreational, touring, or sea kayak.  

    Class Content:  Here’s a way to jumpstart your paddling!  As a new kayaker, you may know how to move your boat around in calm water.  We will work with you to make your paddling easier and more efficient—to give you more control over your boat.  We will work on your basic knowledge, strokes, and other paddling skills that you may need to safely enjoy the sport.  This course is based on the American Canoe Association “Introduction to Kayaking” course.  This is also a great opportunity to ask any question that you might have about paddling or the Hoosier Canoe and Kayak Club.

    Your instructor will first talk with you about the basics and then quickly get on the water to teach you how to move your boat forward, backwards, and sideways as well as how to turn and stop.  .

    • ·Intermediate Kayak Control (Edging/Turning and Stroke Refinement)

    Target Paddlers:  HCKC members who have taken an introductory class at least one year ago and who are comfortable with their forward-turning strokes as well as with their draw and rudder maneuvers.  This class targets recreational, touring, and sea kayaks.

    Class Content:  Boat control and turning are essential for Intermediate paddlers whether you are paddling on creeks, rivers, lakes, or oceans.  You need to make your boat do what you want it to do. In this class, we will spend the entire class helping you to turn your boat faster, easier, and with more control.   The main topics that we cover are listed below:

    •    Edging your boat and using fore/aft lean to turn your boat or to make it go straight
    •    Bow and stern rudders
    •    Side draws – Maneuvers that move your boat sideway without changing the angle of your boat
    •    Maneuvers to paddle tighter turns with control

    This section will start with a short discussion of boat dynamics and quickly get on the water to start learning to play with your boat. 

    Meeting Place: To be Announced – The instructors will send out an e-mail to participants about one week before the class.   The Introductory Class will typically be held at Eagle Creek but the instructors for Intermediate classes may opt another location.  .

    Your Chance of Immersion: While the water is cool, we will demonstrate rescue skills but you won’t intentionally be getting into the water at this clinic unless you want to.  Thatcher Pool’s Wednesday night sessions are a better place to practice rescues and wet exits when it’s cool out

    Class Size: Attendance for each class will be limited to 5 students for each of the 3 instructors. Enrollees must be registered HCKC Members and will be accepted based on the date that they e-mail Jim Sprandel.    The split between Introductory and Intermediate students will be decided as student enrollments are processed.

    Please do not sign up unless you can stay for the entire clinic (9:00 am to 3:30 pm).

    What to Bring:

    • Please bring your kayak, life jacket, paddle, paddling jacket, sun screen, lunch, and water.
    • Safety equipment that you normally carry (e.g., pump, paddle float, stirrup, tow or throw rope …) Please don’t buy safety equipment just for this class.
    • Paddling Clothing—Even though you won’t intentionally be capsizing, be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and water.  Bring a wind-proof paddling jacket since it may be windy and cool.  We will get out more info on what to wear in the pre-class e-mail.
    • Spare clothes in a dry bag!  (Just in case)
    • Questions—Please think about what you want to learn before the class and come with questions.

    Schedule:             9:00 am                          Meet at Designated Location
    9:30 am                          Be dressed to paddle with your boat at the launch area
    9:30 am—3:30 pm           Class   
    We will take an hour around Noon for lunch and a safety discussion.

    How to Register:  Click Register in the left-hand column of this page.


    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Jun 2017
    • Green River, Kentucky

    Come join us and explore a river section that's rarely paddled in the club! 
    There are several natural springs and waterfalls along this beautiful stretch of river. Saturday will be a long paddle at about 20 miles, so plan on about a 7-8 hour paddle.


    Saturday, June 24, 9 AM EDT

    We will meet at the Five Star Foodmart 1301 Main St, Munfordville, KY 42765 at 9AM eastern time (8AM central) and promptly leave for the put-in at 9:15AM EDT (8:15AM CDT). 

    The put-in is at Lynn Camp Creek, off of State Highway 566. Take out will be H.H.Wilson Park, off state highway 2185 
    (820 Munfordville-Linwood Rd, Munfordville, KY 42765) 

    This is a good beginner’s paddle as there aren’t very many snags to negotiate or any portaging necessary. However, this is a long paddle and there are no easy ways to get off the river. You must determine if your physical shape is up for a long paddle.

    This paddle is also very flow dependent. If the flow is low, we will find somewhere else to paddle, so stay flexible. There is no fun in dragging boats for 20 miles. Locals say 3.5 ft. on the Munfordville gage is pretty much the minimum for a good trip. 

    There are camping grounds nearby at Horse Cave and Mammoth Cave National Park. I’ll be staying at MCNP campground beginning on Friday if anyone would like to share sites. Things to bring: pfd, paddle, lunch, beverages, lots of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, sense of adventure, and a sense of humor 

    Sunday, June 25  
    Sunday will be a nice 5 mile paddle on the way home. There are also several springs along this stretch as well. We will meet at the take out from Saturday’s trip (H.H. Wilson Park) at 10AM EDT (9AM CDT) and then proceed to the take out at Big Buffalo Crossing Canoe (100 River Rd, Munfordville, KY 42765)

     Things to bring: pfd, paddle, lunch, beverages, lots of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, sense of adventure, and a sense of humor

    Please message me if you have any questions or comments about the trip.

    • 27 Jun 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 6136 Wapihani Dr, Fishers, IN 46038 (116th street launch)
    • 2

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Orivs of Carmel has invited our club for a free demonstration and instructions on the art of Fly fishing.  They will go over all the basics from rods, reels, line, leaders and flies.  How to set up and the art of casting.  This is a family oriented  event.  Anyone of any age can learn to fly fish.  And girls it's not just for macho guys.  Fly fishing is a finesse activity and females tend to do well with fly fishing.  It's not just for trout fishing in Colorado or Pennsylvania. Fly fishing can be done for any species on any type of water.  Once you lean to fly fish you will be hooked.  Next thing you know you will be tying your own flies and taking every opportunity to catch a finned predator. Growing up on the water I remember as kid 8-10 years of age taking my grandfather's 9 foot 9 weight bamboo fly rod rod out and catching everything from bluegill, bass, silvers to northern pike.  The fish just seem to love the little popper fly's I would throw them.  I've  never stopped fly fishing.  This class Is limited to 15 people so please register soon.  Bring your significant other or sibling.  Bring a boat and go paddle after the event.  We can discuss Paddle fishing after.  Click on the link below and go to trips and events or from calendar click on event and register.

    John Wainscott

    317-250-8107

    wldleak@sbcglobal.net

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • Cunot Ramp, Cunot, IN

    Trip Announcement Cataract Falls Full Moon Paddle
    Paddle Date: July 8, 2017
    Trip Sponsors: Sue Foxx, Jim Sprandel

    On Saturday, July 8, we will have a Moonlight paddle on Cagle's Mill Lake. We will launch from Cunot Public Access Site and paddle up to Cataract Falls. the falls are interesting in twilight and moonlight. On this night, the sunset will be about 9:16 pm and the moon will rise at 8:04 pm. The moon will be nearly full since the Full Moon will be the next day.

    Difficulty: Moderate - We will be paddling about 7 miles in the head waters on Cagle's Mill Lake at a moderate pace. This is an idle zone so we will have minimal waves or current issues.

    Equipment Required: Kayak, Paddling Gear (Life jacket, safety equipment). Life jackets must be worn at all time while we are on the water. Whistle on your Life Jacket. White Light since we will be paddling at night. Each boat must carry a white light such as head light or flash light. Water to drink since the trip will take 3-4 hours.

    Safety Procedures:  We paddle as a group with a lead and sweep boat since it is possible to get turned around in the channels going up to the Falls. For addition safety, we will implement a “buddy” system where everyone has at least one other boat that they paddle with.

    Schedule:

    • -          6:45 pm – Meet at Cunot Ramp
    • -          7:30 pm – Start paddling up to Falls.
    • -          About 11:00 pm – Return to Cunot Ramp

    Directions: The put-in is about 90 minutes from where I70 and I465 meet on the west side of Indianapolis. Take I70 west from Indianapolis to Exit 37 (SR243 which is one exit past Cloverdale). Travel south on SR 243 until the road dead ends at SR 42. Turn right (west) on SR42 – drive about ½ mile past the bridge and take the right turn (Boat Dock Rd, small store on corner). Follow this road downhill to boat launch.

    DNR Sticker Required: Boats will be required to have an Indiana DNR Sticker. These stickers are only $5/boat/year and you should pick them up before heading down to Cagles Mill since the gate house at Lieber SRA will probably be closed when we will be heading down there.

    Contingencies: The ramp at Cunot is only usable if the Cagles Mill Lake Stage (http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?gage=cagi3&wfo=ind )  is below 647.5 feet.  It is currently at 660 feet and dropping. 


    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis

    Swimming portion of the  Indy Sprint Triathlon Series.  HCKC members and guest provide safety boats for the swimmers in the 500 meter course.  Participants are there to provide assistance to swimmers, guide then on the course,  allow a place to rest or signal for extraction.  We will be on the outside of the course while city lifeguards are on the inside of course. Meet at the Eagle Creek Park office on 56th street just northwest of the main park entrance and just before you get to the bridge over the reservoir.  

     We must be unloaded and on the water by 7:45-50 as the swimming starts at 8am.   Instructions will be given just prior to the event.  No special skills needed.  Items which may enhance your effectiveness are whistle,  short throw line and float, extra PFD.  We are usually done by 9.  Some go to breakfast, some go paddle around, some have to go home and do chores. 

    This is an important event to HCKC as we the club is paid a $1000.00 for helping with this event.  You will get an event T-shirt for participating, please register with shirt size.  Canoe, Kayak or paddle board OK. 

     If you have questions or concerns please contact John Wainscott @ wldleak@sbcglobal.net or 317-250-8107.

     Thanks for your help.

    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • East Fork of the White River; Location TBD

    Please join us for what should be an easy-going, lazy mid-summer trip down the East Fork of the White River.  Over the years we have paddled numerous, different sections of the river . . . stay tuned for more . . .

    Trip Leader:  Richard Tekulve

    See newsletter for details

     

    • 16 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Indianapolis, IN

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Kayaking Skills Classes – Introductory and Intermediate Classes

    This year, we will offer four one-day sessions during the summer on the dates listed above.   However, we are going to try something different to give experienced paddlers more chance for training.

    Since we now have three ACA instructors, we can break our class up into two groups.  In one group, we will cover the Introduction to Kayaking material that we always covered in these classes.   In the other, we will cover ACA Intermediate (Level 2 and 3) Instruction that we have offered only once per year in the past. 

    • Introduction to Paddling -

    Target Paddlers:  HCKC members who have never taken a class or who feel unsure of their strokes in their recreational, touring, or sea kayak.  

    Class Content:  Here’s a way to jumpstart your paddling!  As a new kayaker, you may know how to move your boat around in calm water.  We will work with you to make your paddling easier and more efficient—to give you more control over your boat.  We will work on your basic knowledge, strokes, and other paddling skills that you may need to safely enjoy the sport.  This course is based on the American Canoe Association “Introduction to Kayaking” course.  This is also a great opportunity to ask any question that you might have about paddling or the Hoosier Canoe and Kayak Club.

    Your instructor will first talk with you about the basics and then quickly get on the water to teach you how to move your boat forward, backwards, and sideways as well as how to turn and stop.  .

    • ·Intermediate Kayak Control (Edging/Turning and Stroke Refinement)

    Target Paddlers:  HCKC members who have taken an introductory class at least one year ago and who are comfortable with their forward-turning strokes as well as with their draw and rudder maneuvers.  This class targets recreational, touring, and sea kayaks.

    Class Content:  Boat control and turning are essential for Intermediate paddlers whether you are paddling on creeks, rivers, lakes, or oceans.  You need to make your boat do what you want it to do. In this class, we will spend the entire class helping you to turn your boat faster, easier, and with more control.   The main topics that we cover are listed below:

    •    Edging your boat and using fore/aft lean to turn your boat or to make it go straight
    •    Bow and stern rudders
    •    Side draws – Maneuvers that move your boat sideway without changing the angle of your boat
    •    Maneuvers to paddle tighter turns with control

    This section will start with a short discussion of boat dynamics and quickly get on the water to start learning to play with your boat.  

    Meeting Place: To be Announced – The instructors will send out an e-mail to participants about one week before the class.   The Introductory Class will typically be held at Eagle Creek but the instructors for Intermediate classes may opt another location.  .

    Your Chance of Immersion: While the water is cool, we will demonstrate rescue skills but you won’t intentionally be getting into the water at this clinic unless you want to.  Thatcher Pool’s Wednesday night sessions are a better place to practice rescues and wet exits when it’s cool out

    Class Size: Attendance for each class will be limited to 5 students for each of the 3 instructors. Enrollees must be registered HCKC Members and will be accepted based on the date that they e-mail Jim Sprandel.    The split between Introductory and Intermediate students will be decided as student enrollments are processed.

    Please do not sign up unless you can stay for the entire clinic (9:00 am to 3:30 pm).

    What to Bring:

    Please bring your kayak, life jacket, paddle, paddling jacket, sun screen, lunch, and water.

    Safety equipment that you normally carry (e.g., pump, paddle float, stirrup, tow or throw rope …) Please don’t buy safety equipment just for this class.

    Paddling Clothing—Even though you won’t intentionally be capsizing, be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and water.  Bring a wind-proof paddling jacket since it may be windy and cool.  We will get out more info on what to wear in the pre-class e-mail.

    Spare clothes in a dry bag!  (Just in case)

    Questions—Please think about what you want to learn before the class and come with questions.

    Schedule:             9:00 am                          Meet at Designated Location
    9:30 am                          Be dressed to paddle with your boat at the launch area
    9:30 am—3:30 pm           Class   
    We will take an hour around Noon for lunch and a safety discussion.

    How to Register:  Click Register in the left-hand column of this page.


    • 04 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • 06 Aug 2017
    • Wildcat Creek Park, Lafayette

    An annual paddlers event organized by the Wildcat Guardians.  Three days of paddling on Wildcat Creek; Muskrats famous chili; paddlers auction; and camping at Wildcat Creek Park.

    Trip Leader:  Garry Hill

    see newsletter for more information


    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis

    Swimming portion of the  Indy Sprint Triathlon Series.  HCKC members and guest provide safety boats for the swimmers in the 500 meter course.  Participants are there to provide assistance to swimmers, guide then on the course,  allow a place to rest or signal for extraction.  We will be on the outside of the course while city lifeguards are on the inside of course. Meet at the Eagle Creek Park office on 56th street just northwest of the main park entrance and just before you get to the bridge over the reservoir.  

     

    We must be unloaded and on the water by 7:45-50 as the swimming starts at 8am.   Instructions will be given just prior to the event.  No special skills needed.  Items which may enhance your effectiveness are whistle,  short throw line and float, extra PFD.  We are usually done by 9.  Some go to breakfast, some go paddle around, some have to go home and do chores. 


    This is an important event to HCKC as we the club is paid a $1000.00 for helping with this event.  You will get an event T-shirt for participating, please register with shirt size.  Canoe, Kayak or paddle board OK. 

     

    If you have questions or concerns please contact John Wainscott @ wldleak@sbcglobal.net or 317-250-8107.

     

    Thanks for your help.

    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Indianapolis, IN

    Kayaking Skills Classes – Introductory and Intermediate Classes

    This year, we will offer four one-day sessions during the summer on the dates listed above.   However, we are going to try something different to give experienced paddlers more chance for training.

    Since we now have three ACA instructors, we can break our class up into two groups.  In one group, we will cover the Introduction to Kayaking material that we always covered in these classes.   In the other, we will cover ACA Intermediate (Level 2 and 3) Instruction that we have offered only once per year in the past. 

    • ·      Introduction to Paddling -

    Target Paddlers:  HCKC members who have never taken a class or who feel unsure of their strokes in their recreational, touring, or sea kayak.  

    Class Content:  Here’s a way to jumpstart your paddling!  As a new kayaker, you may know how to move your boat around in calm water.  We will work with you to make your paddling easier and more efficient—to give you more control over your boat.  We will work on your basic knowledge, strokes, and other paddling skills that you may need to safely enjoy the sport.  This course is based on the American Canoe Association “Introduction to Kayaking” course.  This is also a great opportunity to ask any question that you might have about paddling or the Hoosier Canoe and Kayak Club.

    Your instructor will first talk with you about the basics and then quickly get on the water to teach you how to move your boat forward, backwards, and sideways as well as how to turn and stop.  .

    • ·      Intermediate Kayak Control (Edging/Turning and Stroke Refinement)

    Target Paddlers:  HCKC members who have taken an introductory class at least one year ago and who are comfortable with their forward-turning strokes as well as with their draw and rudder maneuvers.  This class targets recreational, touring, and sea kayaks.

    Class Content:  Boat control and turning are essential for Intermediate paddlers whether you are paddling on creeks, rivers, lakes, or oceans.  You need to make your boat do what you want it to do. In this class, we will spend the entire class helping you to turn your boat faster, easier, and with more control.   The main topics that we cover are listed below:

    •    Edging your boat and using fore/aft lean to turn your boat or to make it go straight
    •    Bow and stern rudders
    •    Side draws – Maneuvers that move your boat sideway without changing the angle of your boat
    •    Maneuvers to paddle tighter turns with control

    This section will start with a short discussion of boat dynamics and quickly get on the water to start learning to play with your boat. 

    Meeting Place: To be Announced – The instructors will send out an e-mail to participants about one week before the class.   The Introductory Class will typically be held at Eagle Creek but the instructors for Intermediate classes may opt another location.  .

    Your Chance of Immersion: While the water is cool, we will demonstrate rescue skills but you won’t intentionally be getting into the water at this clinic unless you want to.  Thatcher Pool’s Wednesday night sessions are a better place to practice rescues and wet exits when it’s cool out

    Class Size: Attendance for each class will be limited to 5 students for each of the 3 instructors. Enrollees must be registered HCKC Members and will be accepted based on the date that they e-mail Jim Sprandel.    The split between Introductory and Intermediate students will be decided as student enrollments are processed.

    Please do not sign up unless you can stay for the entire clinic (9:00 am to 3:30 pm).

    What to Bring:

    Please bring your kayak, life jacket, paddle, paddling jacket, sun screen, lunch, and water.

    Safety equipment that you normally carry (e.g., pump, paddle float, stirrup, tow or throw rope …) Please don’t buy safety equipment just for this class.

    Paddling Clothing—Even though you won’t intentionally be capsizing, be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and water.  Bring a wind-proof paddling jacket since it may be windy and cool.  We will get out more info on what to wear in the pre-class e-mail.

    Spare clothes in a dry bag!  (Just in case)

    Questions—Please think about what you want to learn before the class and come with questions.

    Schedule:             9:00 am                          Meet at Designated Location
    9:30 am                          Be dressed to paddle with your boat at the launch area
    9:30 am—3:30 pm           Class   
    We will take an hour around Noon for lunch and a safety discussion.

    How to Register:  Click Register in the left-hand column of this page.


    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Aug 2017
    • Kentucky

    Natalie will lead us to a destination in Kentucky to view the total eclipse of the sun.  To include camping.  Stay tuned for more information.

    Trip Leader:  Natalie Needham


    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis

    Swimming portion of the  Indy Sprint Triathlon Series.  HCKC members and guest provide safety boats for the swimmers in the 500 meter course.  Participants are there to provide assistance to swimmers, guide then on the course,  allow a place to rest or signal for extraction.  We will be on the outside of the course while city lifeguards are on the inside of course. Meet at the Eagle Creek Park office on 56th street just northwest of the main park entrance and just before you get to the bridge over the reservoir.  

     

    We must be unloaded and on the water by 7:45-50 as the swimming starts at 8am.   Instructions will be given just prior to the event.  No special skills needed.  Items which may enhance your effectiveness are whistle,  short throw line and float, extra PFD.  We are usually done by 9.  Some go to breakfast, some go paddle around, some have to go home and do chores. 


    This is an important event to HCKC as we the club is paid a $1000.00 for helping with this event.  You will get an event T-shirt for participating, please register with shirt size.  Canoe, Kayak or paddle board OK.

    This is an all female event, thus T-shirts are more feminine and water bottles or cups are usually available to male volunteers.  Please specify shirt or other.

     

    If you have questions or concerns please contact John Wainscott @ wldleak@sbcglobal.net or 317-250-8107.

     

    Thanks for your help.

    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Wabash River, section TBD

    The Wabash River is a great summertime paddling destination as it's more certain to have a decent water flow during the hot months when other small streams may be dry.  

    Trip Leader:  Judy Thompson

    see newsletter for more details

    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04 Sep 2017
    • Labor Day Weekend Excursion TBD

    In the past, the HCKC has offered a club expedition over Labor Day Weekend.  Trip suggestions and trip leaders are welcomed to submit plans. Contact chair Theresa Kulczak

    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Sep 2017
    • Pine River, Michigan

    Annual paddling weekend centered around the Pine River in Michigan.  Organized by the Michianna Paddlers.

    HCKC Coordinator: TBD

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Perkinsville

    Enjoy a leisurely paddle and a fun day on the White River.  The take-out will be near Bonge's restaurant where paddlers will gather for a post-paddlers dinner.   www.bongestavern.com

    Trip Leader:  Mariann Davis

    See newsletter for more information

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, IN

    Trip Sponsor:  Jeff Stejskal

    Follow the Sea Kayak mailing list and check the October Newsletter for the Trip Announcement.


    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Shoals

    This is a scenic trip on the East Fork of the White River ending at Hindostan Falls.  It is a 13.5 trip so plan on 6 hours on the river with a lunch stop.  This is a good beginner trip; just be confident that you are capable of paddling at least 6 hours straight.  Camping is available at Martin State Forest 2 miles east of Shoals on US 50.

    Trip Leader:  Natalie Needham

    See newsletter for more information


    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Milltown

    The Blue River is one of every paddler's favorites.  IDNR says the Blue River flows through one of the most scenic, interesting and diverse areas of Indiana.  In summer it is packed with public rental boats, and so the HCKC is planning it for October when we can enjoy the glory of fall on the Blue to ourselves.   It's a 14-mile trip -- be sure you're up for a long day on the river . . .

    Trip Leaders:  Theresa Kulczak and Sara Hare

    see newsletter for more information


    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Ferndale

    The Raccoon Creek paddle trip during the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival has been a signature event of the HCKC since its inception.  Enjoy an awesome trip on a challenging stream, with lunch riverside along the festival grounds.  Hey guys, this is a "don't miss"! Experienced boat navigation skill and cold-water paddling gear required.

    Trip Leader:  Toni Harris

    see newsletter for more information


    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • Shannondale, MO

    The Current River is the most spring-fed of all of the Ozark rivers, running crystal clear through rocky bluffs. This annual trip has been led by paddler Denny Williams for over forty years; no one knows Missouri paddling like Denny ( aka Gatorbait).  Gatorbait has graciously included the HCKC in his group for this year.  Last year there were fifty attendees.  Paddlers stay at the Shannondale Community Center (lodging and camping first-come first serve).

    HCKC Coordinator:  Theresa Kulczak

    See newsletter for details, or contact Theresa now to get on the HCKC list.

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Peru

    The Miami Nations of Indians of the State of Indiana say: The Seven Pillars, sometimes called simply "The Cliffs", lie about four miles southeast of Peru along the Mississinewa River. This breathtaking formation was created over the centuries as wind and water eroded the limestone, carving rounded buttresses and alcoves into the north bluff of the river.  Join the HCKC for this annual early November paddler trip.  Cold-weather paddling gear and good boat skills required.  

    Trip Leader:  Rick Moulton

    see newsletter for more information


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