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Canoe/Camping Weekend at Tippecanoe State Park.

They are not renting this weekend because of high water.  People with their own boats will still be going.  They will be doing their own shuttle.

Some people are coming down for the camping and hiking.  Please join us.

Canoe/Camping Weekend at Tippecanoe State Park.

Attention canoers! Get ready for a relaxing journey as you float down the beautiful Tippecanoe River.  We will be canoeing Saturday morning/afternoon.  We will hike Friday evening and Sunday morning.

Tippecanoe River State Park offers some of the finest recreational opportunities in the state, featuring a unique natural area.  The land, which is generally level, drains toward the Tippecanoe River, which meanders approximately 7 miles along the eastern border of the park.  An occasional small sand dune adds variety to the scenery. The park offers a variety of habitats, such as oak forests, pine plantations, abandoned fields, marshes and the river.  An extensive trail network offers hikers a variety of terrain and vegetation.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sH3LcTLMXE



This is an individual site trip (Indiana State Parks do not have outdoor adult group campsites.)  If you are paddling, you will have the option to bring your own or rent canoes/kayaks.  We will have a potluck at the Canoe Camp on Saturday Night.  Please bring a dish to pass. You are on your own the rest of the meals.

Please state in your RSVP if you are looking for a ride, can offer a ride, or would like to share a campsite.

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Saturday's Canoe Trip:  (We will start collecting money for the canoe rental/shuttle, 6 weeks before the trip.)

We will be doing a 12-mile trip on the Tippecanoe River.  The cost is $24.45 per person per canoe (2 people per canoe) (If you don't have a partner, we will find you one.) or $37.32 per kayak.  We will meet at 9:30 (Eastern Time).  We will start a couple of miles before the park, paddle through the entire park, and end a couple of miles past the park.  We will stop at the Nature Center or Canoe Camp for lunch.

If you bring your own kayak/canoe, it will cost $21.88 per canoe and $11.59 per kayak for shuttle.  We will be putting in on private property.

To sign up and pay for the canoe/kayak trip, go to:  http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoCampers/events/171965352/

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Camping Information (You need to reserve your own site):

Tippecanoe River State Park: 4200 N. U.S. 35, Winamac, IN 46996

Website:  http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2965.htm

Map: http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/tippecanoe_river_trail.pdf

Camping options:

Canoe Camp – Primitive (Pit Toilet Only) (2 Nights – $21.40) You must have canoe/kayak with you to camp at the canoe camp.  I will be staying at sites #3 and #4 at the Canoe Camp.

Map:  http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/tippecanoe_canoe_camp.pdf

Family Camp – (Electric/Showers/Flush Toilets) (2 Nights – $55.64)

Map:  http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/tippecanoe_electric.pdf

Rent-a-Camp – One room cabin with 2 sets of bunk beds and loft. Electric/Shared Shower Building (2 Nights – $74.90)

Map:  http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-tippecanoe_rent-a-camp_copy.pdf

Reservations: http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/Tippecanoe/r/campsiteSearch.do?contractCode=IN&parkId=570042&selectedSiteRb=9339

This will be a fun trip.  Last year we had 42 people signed up before the flood canceled the trip.  I hope you can make it.

Kevin


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  • rita r

    Sad to hear that canoes and kayaks cannot be rented because of high river water levels. The weather will be ideal for lots of hiking. For the ones owning kayaks and paddling, enjoy!; be a bit more careful though :)

    May 1, 2014

    • rita r

      Bummer!!! It is a great group of people; you will have an amazing time, regardless. Enjoy!! :)

      May 1, 2014

    • rita r

      Thanks Jim. Looking forward to great fun in two weeks :))

      May 2, 2014

  • Manisha

    Chris and I are bringing fruit (pineapple, strawberries, watermelon) for breakfast. And for the potluck - chicken breast marinated in a yogurt/tikka paste. That will have to be grilled. And a yogurt sauce to go with the chicken.

    May 2, 2014

  • Marty C

    Kevin, remind me again, when I'm in my Kayak and coming up to the 20 foot waterfall,,, what am supposed to do?... :~)

    April 27, 2014

    • Tim S

      Paddle like hell into the water fall.

      May 1, 2014

  • Kevin

    Since Glenn back out, I still have room of 1 more person in a canoe for the Saturday Morning trip. Let me know if you are interested.

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Kevin

    I am bringing 3 canoes and 2 Kayaks. They are taken for the Saturday Morning trip but some people are taking the out for an afternoon trip. Kathy/Nunila and Heather plus 1 will each take a canoe. I will be chaperoning in a kayak. That leaves 1 canoe and 1 kayak available if people want to join us. We will probably do 5 to 7 miles.

    May 1, 2014

  • Lisa

    Hi everyone, I won't be able to make it this weekend. I have site #9 booked for Fri and Sat night at the Canoe Camp - $21.40 in total. I will be cancelling my reservation later today unless someone would like to buy it from me. Please send me an email if you do. Thanks!

    May 1, 2014

  • Marty C

    A varied,marinated meat/ vegetable skewer of sorts.

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Linda K

    Brian and I are bringing a green salad for pot luck.

    April 30, 2014

  • Glenn

    Kevin, I have to cancel, as I have just moved to Warsaw, IN and I have alot of move-in work to do. Hopefully next time.

    April 30, 2014

  • Manisha

    Kevin,

    What time are you planning on leading the hike on Friday?

    April 27, 2014

    • Manisha

      What kind of dish do people typically bring for Saturday? Should it be a pre-made dish? Or should be bring things that can be cooked on a grill or fire?

      April 27, 2014

    • Tim S

      Manisha are you still coming? If not is your cabin available?

      April 30, 2014

  • Linda K

    Brian and I have canoe camp site 2

    1 · February 14, 2014

    • Linda K

      Kevin, I just paid for 2 kayak shuttles. Could still possibly end up being a canoe, but most likely not. Will ultimately depend on river conditions.

      March 31, 2014

    • Linda K

      Because of the water level and potential for snags and strainers we will be bringing my brother's canoe.

      April 30, 2014

  • Trish

    Just got my refund since they will not be renting canoes due to the water level. How sad. Was really looking forward to this. :( Oh well, will go next time.

    April 29, 2014

  • rita r

    Friends, canoe campsite #10 is paid for and now available. If any of you would like to use it, pls let me know so I can forward you the reservation. It is free of charge.

    April 27, 2014

  • Sharon

    Sorry - need to cancel. Something came up. See you next time.

    April 21, 2014

  • Sharon

    Teri- I got your message, and yes I want to share the camp site with you. Thank you! I'm not canoeing though - I will be hiking. Please email me so I can respond to it and we'll work out the details.

    April 11, 2014

  • Jonathan B.

    Linda I will be driving from Tinley park. I still need to book a spot, and it has been 100 years since I have camped. You would be welcome to ride out with me if you still need a ride.

    April 6, 2014

  • Steve

    Does anyone need to borrow a kayak? I have 2. I'm not clear on how the camping works.. Can I put a tent on someone's site, or do I need to get my own site?Thanks

    April 2, 2014

    • Lisa

      Hi Steve, do you still have a kayak available? I have my own but not a great vehicle to transport it. Would you be interested in carpooling?

      April 4, 2014

    • Steve

      Yes you can use my extra kayak. The only thing about carpooling is I'm not sure when I'm going to leave. I might leave Saturday evening.. I haven't decided yet.

      April 4, 2014

  • Glenn

    Kevin, just paid for my half of the canoe and paid for my campsite in the Canoe Camp, site 006, May 2-4.

    Will see you there, I hope to get there 4-5pm on that Friday.

    1 · March 18, 2014

    • Glenn

      I have room on my campsite, #6 for 1 more tent, as per Tim S response as to how mant tents can be put on one site. Thanks Tim for you your answer.

      April 4, 2014

  • Shawn C.

    I reserved campsite #5 and I'm willing to share with others. I'm driving from the north side of Chicago with my own kayak. I have space for another passenger and a kayak.

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Heather

      Shawn - we're renting a canoe and looking to share a campsite at the canoe camp. Are you still open to sharing a site? We have a tent and a dining canopy. We might be up for ridesharing as well, but our gear takes up a bit of space.

      April 1, 2014

    • Shawn C.

      Hi Heather, yes the campsite is yours and we can carpool. I'll message you to work out details.

      April 2, 2014

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