The Mad River in Dayton 6/05/13

Lets travel north on SR 75 to Dayton!

Join what has become a tradition for Dayton’s paddle sports community,The Wednesday Nite Paddle down our local waterway, the Mad River. Enjoy the transition from an urban wilderness to the downtown Dayton skyline.

We paddle approximately three miles of what is considered “moving water” from Eastwood MetroPark to the Keowee Street Bridge.  This river trip generally takes 1¼ to 1½ hours.  Shuttles leave from Whitewater Warehouse at approximately 5:30 and 6:15.  Equipment and shuttle slots are available on a first comefirst serve basis.  Dress to get wet, and be ready to have some Fun!

This is what the warehouse looks like!

  • No Reservations Required * Fees apply * Minors must be accompanied by an adult

    *Recommended age 14+ *  Phone:[masked]

  • If you have your own Kayak, cost for the shuttle is $5.

  • If you need to rent a kayak, they are available for

  • $20, includes kayak, pfd, paddles!

  • What To Bring – Kayak, paddle, PFD and all your summer gear, dry clothes, dry shoes, safety equipment, (Whistle, Rope)  lights,  sun glasses, hats

    Restrooms – Toilets at the warehouse.

    Weather Forecast – Bill might update the weather for us! Thanks Bill..

    Experience – Suitable for…beginners, experienced: , medium and short Kayaks

    SPEED/DISTANCE: 1 to 1 1/2 hour leisure paddle!

  • Post-Paddle Sustenance: to be determined.

  • Liability Waiver – As always, by joining in
    this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Tri-State Kaykers liability waiver. You can find this waiver in the Files section of the Tri-State Kayakers web site.

    SAFETY SIGN IN: Everyone will sign in before
    launching: your name, Emergency contact person and phone number. I realized if someone required 911, I do not know last names or who to call. This list is kept
    in my dry bag during the paddle, then shredded when I get home. Hopefully we will never have to use it. :D

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  • Kathy J.

    It was a fun ride, We definitely got wet!

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't get really get to paddle with many from TSK because we were spread out due to multiple shuttles. But I had a good time paddling and talking with the people in my set. And it was good to get out on the water for the first time this summer.

    1 · June 5, 2013

  • Karlos D.

    any idea what parking is like there? i think the local group is going, too.

    June 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Morning Karlos. When you first pull in their driveway, there does not appear to be an abundance of parking because there will be cars on the grass along the levy. But if you keep going around to the left, the driveway opens up to a large parking area on the east side of their building. Also they have a storage facility across Valley St. and there is parking behind it as well.

      June 5, 2013

    • Kathy J.

      Plenty of parking out back, next door, we are carpooling (3) several members signed up both sites. will be OK!

      June 5, 2013

  • Karlos D.

    The address is misspelled, I think it is Valley St. tnks for setting this up. I wanted to try this one for awhile.

    May 13, 2013

    • Kathy J.

      Bob, I spoke with WWWH, they have records in their computer.

      June 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I found my receipt, but thanks for thinking to ask them.

      June 4, 2013

  • Kathy J.

    Just spoke with WWWH. Mad river @ Dayton flow is 568 cfs. Desired flow is 550 to 600. GOOD!

    June 4, 2013

  • Sandy

    A long drive for a short paddle.

    May 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Kathy. I am in Milford and normally I would chose to carpool. But I am using this trip to Dayton to take care of some business Wednesday afternoon. But the idea is appreciated.

      June 3, 2013

    • Kathy J.

      Thanks Bob, Becky and Linda are car pooling with me....... But we need some rain!

      June 3, 2013

  • Kathy J.

    RIVER INFO: right now (Sunday afternoon) the water level is low. hopefully it will rain this week. You can check the river level at several sites: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/ OR
    http://waterdata.usgs.gov.
    There are others also.. Find one, read it, learn it, use it!

    June 2, 2013

  • Kathy J.

    1/4 mile south of WWWH are the Dayton Fountains Scapes, but 1/4 mile south of the fountain is the Dam. Unfortunately, there is no ramp or parking space to exit the river. You can drive down after loading up your kayak to see the area(fountains). There is possibly some construction in the area, so ask WWWH personal for accurate directions.

    June 2, 2013

  • Karlos D.

    What kinda water conditions can we expect on this one, other than wet?

    June 2, 2013

    • Kathy J.

      Hopefully moving water. will check the gauges.

      June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Milford to Armleter Park event for this AM was cancelled due to high water, so I am in for this outing. Good people at wwwh. See you all there.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Vicki G.

    Hi! I'm new to kayaking also! Looking forward to it!

    May 29, 2013

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