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New Meetup: "Flip A Coin Paddle" : 12 Mile Island/Party Cove/Harrods Creek

From: Brian K
Sent on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:21 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Louisville Area Canoe & Kayak Group!

What: "Flip A Coin Paddle" : 12 Mile Island/Party Cove/Harrods Creek

When: Saturday, July 17,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Harrods Creek Boat Harbor
5701 Captains Quarters Rd
Prospect, KY 40059

This Saturday come on out to the Harrods Creek Boat Harbor by 9:00AM. This is adjacent to the Captains Quarters restaurant off River Road in northeastern Jefferson County. This will be the put in for the first annual "Flip A Coin" Paddle. Put in is $5.00/ kayak payable at the ramp. At 9 a.m. I will flip a coin to decide our destination, but because this is also our take out point, the coin thing is not a big deal, just weird. From the ramp we have three options:

  • 12 Mile Island tour; an eight mile round trip paddle, four miles up the Ohio River to the head of the Island. Explore it. Then four miles back. This can be a long paddle in very choppy waters. Be advised.
  • Party Cove; a two to three mile round trip paddle across the Ohio River to a cove with gravel beaches and powerboat parties. Due to the heavy powerboat traffic in this area water conditions while crossing the river can be very challenging.
  • Harrods Creek; a simple flat water paddle up the creek and back. Mileage depends. This is a no wake speed area, so slow row brother.

This is a great opportunity to get out locally and see a part of this community in a way that most will never have the boatz (to do).

So bring a lunch, sunscreen, beverages, and your sense of adventure. I paddle these areas regularly,
close to home means more time on the water not the road.

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