What we're about

This group is for people who enjoy relaxed recreational kayaking on flat water. All skill levels are welcome! We will get out to paddle as many of the beautiful lakes in Lake and Kenosha counties as we can squeeze in during the summer, and will plan some float trips too for moving water including Nippersink Creek, the DesPlaines and the Fox. Depending on the group's interests, we can plan some kayak excursions further afield too -- like Pierce Lake and the Kishwaukee to the west, Lake Kegonsa to the north.

If you don't have your own boat but like to kayak, join the group anyway. Loaners from other members are often available, and occasionally rentals are available for a particular paddle too.

By attending a meet up, each person acknowledges that he or she is fully responsible for his own safety.

Upcoming events (2)

Milky Moonlight Paddle - Milwaukee River

Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse

Paddle the Milwaukee River under the light of the full moon! Let's join in on this event co-hosted by Milwaukee Riverkeeper and River Alliance of Wisconsin! This urban river adventure is one of the state’s most unique paddling experiences and should not be missed. Float down the Milwaukee River to Lake Michigan and back again, in the shadow of skyscrapers and under the light of the full moon. Participants will discover that a bustling metropolis, when viewed from the river, will afford even lifelong Milwaukee residents a new and different perspective of their city. Participants must supply their own boat. Bring a canoe or kayak, paddle, pfd and lights. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided. Food is served and registration begins at 6:15pm. We will get in the water about 7pm. End time is based on how far you paddle, but people are usually done around 9:30pm. Free event. Registration required by August 7. 1. RSVP here AND 2. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/milky-moonlight-in-milwaukee-2019-registration-56195306675

Kayak Support Volunteer for Ironman + 1 or 2 nights Camping at Lake Kegonsa

When we volunteered as Kayak Support at the June 9 Ironman 70.3 in Madison Wisconsin we had such an amazing experience that we want to DO IT AGAIN! Let's volunteer for the Sept 8 Ironman event in Madison Wisconsin, PLUS two nights camping at Lake Kegonsa! THE KAYAK SUPPORT VOLUNTEER PART OF THIS MEETUP We will be providing kayak support on Lake Monona for the Swim portion of the Ironman event. Our shift will be 5:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Kayak owners are stationed along the swim course to serve as directional guides for athletes and for safety purposes. Kayaks are often the first responder to an athlete in need of assistance so you must be confident in your ability to keep your kayak upright if an athlete needs to hold on to your boat. If an athlete is in need of further assistance/rescue, the kayaker will signal for lifeguards stationed along the course on boats or PWC. You must have your own kayak. Sea, "Sit on top", or Touring style kayaks are preferred due to their speed and inherent built in flotation. Stand Up Paddle Board Volunteers are needed also, there is a separate Volunteer Position for SUPs. SIGN UP at http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/wisconsin/volunteer.aspx#axzz5qa8qEet1 Prior to the race you will be sent via email training information (PDF slides and a video) on how to provide effective kayak support. Race morning, there will also be a pre-race huddle for final instructions and assigning positions. THE CAMPING PORTION OF THIS MEETUP I have reserved a group campsite for us at Lake Kegonsa State Park, which is 20 minutes away from Olin Beach on Lake Monona. The campsite is tent camping only with room for 20, vault toilets, water, no electricity. There is parking for 6 cars at the campsite, and overflow parking available near the beach. * You can camp for either Saturday night only OR both Friday and Saturday nights. The cost for the campsite ($44 each night) will be split evenly among the people camping that night. You can pay me in cash that weekend, once we know how many to split the cost among. *I will pitch in firewood for Friday and Saturday nights. * Let's all bring something for a potluck dinner for Saturday night. Lake Kegonsa State Park offers a natural, peaceful setting beside a glacier-hewed lake. The lake offers swimming, fishing, water-skiing, sailing and motor boating. The lake covers 3,209 acres and is more than 30 feet deep. There is supposed to be excellent fishing on the lake (fishing license required). The state forest includes prairie, forest and marsh habitats and offers some short trails for hiking. You will need a Wisconsin State Park sticker. We have 6 parking spots at the campsite. If you want to bring a guest, please ride together. I'll adjust the attendee limit for anyone sharing a ride. We can paddle on Lake Monona before dropping off our kayaks in the secure storage area that will be available at the boat launch. We will set a time to meet as the date gets closer.

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