What we're about

This group is for anyone interested in outdoor adventure. Our focus is broad and ranges from simple day hikes to extended outdoor trips on land and water. We hike, bike, kayak, backpack, and enjoy the great outdoors while we do it. We look out for and support each other in the wilds of the world. Lasting friendships are forged around our evening campfires.

Upcoming events (4)

Sunday hikes: Angel Mounds

Angel Mounds Boat Ramp

We will meet at the Angel Mounds Boat Ramp parking lot, and hiking around five miles.

No children No dogs.

Sunday Hikes! USI/Burdette Park

Discovery Lodge at Burdette Park

Sunday Hiking Series:
Let’s hike the asphalt trail between Burdette Park—Trail Head @ Discovery Lodge to USI and back —6 mile total. Bring your own water and snacks.

Starting the hike at the Discovery Lodge Parking lot at 1pm Evansville time.

No Dogs and No kids!

Address: 5301 Nurrenbern Rd, Evansville, IN 47712

President's Day Hike

Evansville Museum

Celebrate President's Day with a hike in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. We'll be hiking 6-7 miles on a in the area near High Knob.

Total hike mileage: 6-7 miles
Difficulty: Generally EASY, with some hill climbing .
Pace: 2 mph, or slowest hiker
Travel time: 1-1/2 hours to trailhead
Dogs: Trail dogs welcome. Must be on FIXED leash.
Guests & Kids: Must be a member of Meetup (trial ok) to attend

This is a beginner's hike, but with it includes a decent amount of milage, so be sure you're up to walking 7 miles so early in the season. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, boots, rain gear (if there is a chance of precipitation), snacks, sack lunch & water. We'll eat lunch on nearby picnic tables upon arrival.

We'll meet at the Evansville Museum along the levee BEHIND THE TRAIN. A carpool will be organized, but is not required. Drivers always appreciate riders pitching in for gas.

Winter weather may impact this trip, but unless there is a ton of snow falling, freezing rain, temps in the low teens, or winds in excess of 25 mph, this trip will likely be a go. If it looks iffy, go to the comments section of this Meetup the day before and see if this is a go, or a no go and watch for a notice of cancellation. We should be back in Evansville by 5:30 p.m. All times are Central Standard (Evansville) Time.

By RSVPing to, and attending this event you acknowledge you have read and agree to EAC's Waiver of Liability: https://www.meetup.com/Evansville-Adventure-Club/pages/27830114/Waiver_and_Release_from_Liability/

Two-Day Current River Paddle

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science


Bring your overnight gear and prepare for one of the premier floats in the U.S. We'll paddle and camp on the Current River, located in the Ozarks in central Missouri.

This is a bring your own kayak or canoe, three day, two night overnight trip. We’ll be camping at the mid-way point for this float and arranging a haul using an outfitter to get us to the put in. We'll camp both nights at Pulltite Campground and finish with a second leg of the River starting from the Campground on Sunday. If you do not own a canoe or kayak and would like to go on this trip, you can rent one at your own expense from our outfitter.

Total mileage: 29 miles

Day 1: zero miles
Day 2 18 miles (Cedar Grove to Pulltite)
Day 3: 11 miles (Pulltite to Round Spring)
Difficulty: Class I and a a few small sections of class II

Fee: $60/person includes: haul, campground, firewood. Payment by PayPal to , Zelle at <[masked]>, or by check to Mitch Luman, 1644 E Blackford Av, Evansville, IN 47714.

Equipment: Kayak. Small tent. Rain gear. PFD's are Mandatory. No glass, Styrofoam coolers on the River (Park Rule). You should bring a change of dry clothes with you on the paddle and enough food and water for your own needs each day.

Not Allowed: Hammocks :( but I may bring mine anyway.

Camping: This is a car camping event. We'll camp both nights at Pulltiite Campground along the River. You can camp out of your car/truck.

Temps: Could be chilly at night. Worried about paddling this early in the year? Don't be. The water is cold all year here The temperature on the water is usually mild :)

Carpooling: You can drive yourself or carpool with someone else. Often others have the ability to carry your boat for you. The sharing of fuel cost by passengers is always appreciated.

Good To Know: You must be able to paddle 29 miles over a two-day period and provide all your food and water over a three-day weekend. The fee for this trip will cover camping, hauling and a portion of the overhead in organizing this trip. The spring fed Current River flows as clear as water out of your faucet and at a steady pace. It is easily one of the most beautiful rivers in the U.S. I've paddled the Current and the nearby Jacks Fork on two occasions and it is lovely! We'll pass numerous caves and huge springs along the way. Abundant gravel bars along the route provide an opportunity for a nice lunch.

Day 1: This Meetup begins in the parking lot of the Evansville Museum. After organizing, consolidating kayaks, driving and stopping later for lunch, we should arrive the Pulltite Campground in Missouri between 4:00 –4:30 p.m. Drive time from Evansville is about 5 hours. We'll camp both Friday and Saturday night at the Campground. We'll be using standard sites (two tents to a site). Each site has a fire ring & picnic table. Flush toilets and hot showers will be available.

Day 2: Breaking camp on Saturday morning our outfitter will pick us up at the campground and take us to the put in at Cedar Grove. That day, we'll paddle back to the Pulltite Campground on the Current River. Along the way we'll pass Welch Spring and Cave Spring, from which well up millions of gallons of water per day. After a full day of paddling in a riparian environment we'll stop several hours before sunset and camp along the

River Day 3: After breakfast at Pulltite Campground and an early start on Sunday, we'll continue our journey down the Current River. We should reach our second take out around Noon. We'll use our staged vehicles to get back to Pulltight, and everyone heads home from there. In the event of the river gauge is below 2.0 we may have to put in further downstream where it is not so shallow. The Park Service closes the River in the event of flash flood conditions. In that event, a full refund (less payment fee) will be given.

After March 31, refunds (less transaction fee) will only be made if someone else takes your spot.

By RSVPing to, and attending this event you acknowledge you have read and agree to EAC's Waiver of Liability: https://www.meetup.com/Evansville-Adventure-Club/pages/27830114/Waiver_and_Release_from_Liability/

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