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Two Hour Thursday - Geist Reservoir Biweekly Paddle

  • Geist Park

    10979 Florida Road, Fortville, IN (map)

    39.949339 -85.891003

  • Look for all the happy paddlers in the parking lot.
  • Two Hour Thursday

    Geist Reservoir

    Biweekly Paddle

    Level: Easy - Beginner or Intermediate or Advanced (multiple groups).

    Kayak or SUP! Paddling isn't just for the weekends!

    This event is a part of our weekly paddling series.

    From Spring thru Fall, every other Thursday, we meet for an evening of fun, social and/or fitness paddling. On this Thursday, we'll be out on Geist Reservoir, while on the alternating Tuesdays, we'll be out on Eagle Creek Reservoir. Due to the Tuesday fishing tournaments at Geist, we moved this event to Thursdays for 2014.

    This event's levels are great for families, beginners and the seasoned paddler. We usually have a large turnout and possibly split into smaller groups, focusing on beginners, fitness, or those just out for a steady paddling pace.

    We meet at Geist Park on Florida Road on Indy's Northeast side, every other Thursday evening at 6:00pm, launch at 6:30pm and plan to be off the water by 8:30pm. We usually go out to dinner as a group afterward. There is no charge for parking or launching, yet get there early as the parking lot does fill up quickly.

    Suggested items to bring: Kayak or SUP, paddle, PFD, wide brimmed hat, sun block, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, large sponge, bilge pump or container to bail out water, water, snacks, weather radio, towel, change of clothes, water shoes, paddling gloves, rain gear, bug spray, safety whistle, drybags, Ziplock bags, camera, binoculars, rope, headlamp or flashlight, a sense of adventure, and a good dose of humor.

    For clothing try to use something other than cotton, especially if the weather is cool. Polypropylene or polyester are good choices since neither holds water and they wick moisture away from you.

    RENTALS: For Kayak or SUP rental reservations with Freedom Kayak Adventures, click here (BOOK NOW) for their Online Rental Booking Center. This guarantees availability & delivery of your rental Kayak or SUP/paddle/PFD to the event. Plus, it helps get the group on the water quicker.

    Event hosts reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather. Any cancellation or adjustment to the schedule will be posted in this event's message thread.

    RSVP is per each event, not the entire summer.

    Please answer ALL of the questions when you RSVP.



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  • Paul H.

    Due to predicted storms this evening we have decided to cancel this event. We're sorry for any inconvenience, but better safe than sorry.

    June 19, 2014

  • Catie S.

    This will be my first voyage in a couple years. Looking forward to getting out on the water!! Weather permitting. Do we get notified if it is canceled cause I live about 40 min away?

    2 · June 19, 2014

    • Jason B.

      Yes. We'll make a decision early afternoon & will post in the Comments, via email & in the event description.

      1 · June 19, 2014

  • Dana

    This will be my first adventure with the group. I'm looking forward to it.

    3 · June 18, 2014

  • Wendy

    I am a geist resident and would love to join you all, but can't make it home from work in time to go on the Thurs paddles. Are there ever weekend outings? Would anybody be interested in going on a Fall Creek paddle, perhaps on a Sunday?

    1 · June 17, 2014

    • Paul H.

      I am going toschedule a Fall a Creek paddle sometime this year. And I'm sure we will do a weekend paddle on Geist too.

      1 · June 17, 2014

    • Gayle

      i'd be interested in sometime this weekend too, either

      June 18, 2014

  • lesley33

    Hi, I've only gone kayaking once but I am interested in continuing. Is this event okay to learn or can you recommend a good place for lessons? I do not my own kayak and would need some help. Thanks!

    June 14, 2014

    • lesley33

      Thanks for the info Paul. I'm really tempted to join you guys.

      June 16, 2014

    • bill l.

      paul, that would be cool. you can actually go to keystone before you hit another dam. there is a parking lot there on the south east side of keystone and fall creek for take out. I've not did all of it but understand it is doable.

      June 18, 2014


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