824 Knickerbocker St, Madison, WI
A meetup favorite with rentals for those who don't own. For 2010 we have established the Thursday Night Kayaking & Canoe Training events. Every Thursday night we will be launching at various parks around the Madison area. We will paddle up to couple of hours and then exit. The events are for beginners and intermediate skilled paddlers, giving you an opportunity to strengthen your skills for longer events that normally take place on weekends. I’ve found good maps of the waterways in and around Madison. And, I’ll be referring to launching points based on these maps. The maps are found at: (http://www.capitolwat...) I personally have not been to most of these locations but will scout event routes prior to scheduling. If you have a favorite spot, give me a call or e-mail. Our first concern for Thursday night is safety (calm water), ease of access, and a scenic area. We want to be on the water for about 1-2 hours. If routes involve portage and vehicle shuttling, this will be posted. If you are late for an event, please do not expect the group to wait for you.
This weeks event will be at:Lake Wingra Park, Madison, point #29. This area meets our Thursday night criteria, and is a fun venue. Children are welcome. If poor weather is forecasted, I’ll post a cancellation notice at 5:00pm on Thursday. Please remember to bring an extra set of clothes, gloves, hat, shoes, life vest, eye wear, flashlight, fluids, snacks, and any other safety equipment needed. Put your phone in a watertight bag as they don’t work well when wet. I’ll have a phone along for safety purposes. Please let me know if you cannot swim or are a poor swimmer or have any physical handicaps.
A really good weather report can be found here: http://www.weather.co...
The Madison Kayaking Meetup Group is not an outfitter. We are not insured. We are a group of friends that get together and enjoy the outdoors. Therefore, when you travel with us you do so at your own risk.