Let's go experience the Hocking River!
I would like to target an 11:00 start time, so the posted start time includes travel time to the livery. If you are planning to rent a kayak, you will need to go online and make your own reservation / payment arrangements. Https://hockingriver.com
If you are bringing your own kayak, you can just show up, no reservation is needed at the livery.
RSVPs close the day before the event but could end earlier if they do not have any rentals / space available for that day and time.
About the trip:
Our most popular trip has two extra miles on the scenic Hocking River. There are more islands and sandbars, a few narrow areas, and more riffles, as well as several viewing spots for observing people on the zip line. It also provides a the opportunity to hike up and see the Natural Rockbridge, a natural work of art.
Kayak rental = $34
Livery fee = $20
If you are bringing your own kayak, don't forget your PFD and paddle. The livery fee only includes transporting you and your kayak.
We will meet in the GIANT EAGLE parking lot (3841 S Hamilton Rd.), just off 33 east, and leave promptly at 9:40. Please try to target 9:30 arrival to allow yourself time to find the group and everyone to decide transportation, etc. Please let us know if you are carpooling, following or heading down on your own so we don't wait for you.
What to bring: Sunscreen, bug spray, water or other beverages, snacks, hat, sunglasses, water shoes, towel and change of clothes and shoes. Optional: water blaster :)
If anyone is interested, we will go for an early dinner when we are done. Bring dry clothes to change into if you plan to join us.
Inclement weather? We will cancel or reschedule if there are storms in the forecast for Springfield. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO THE POST AS IT GETS CLOSER TO THE EVENT FOR ANY UPDATES. This meetup will also be cancelled or postponed if the water level is too low. Kayaking in low water = NO FUN! POSTPONED OR CANCELED EVENTS AND DETAILS WILL BE POSTED BY THE ORGANIZER.
PLEASE NOTE, EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY ON THIS EVENT. BY SIGNING UP FOR THE EVENT, YOU ARE ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF.
Let me know if you have any questions. Let's have some fun!