What we're about

Tri-State-Kayakers is intended for both beginning and experienced recreational kayakers from the Cincinnati, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky areas to share their passion for the sport of kayaking. Again, all skill levels are welcome!

Our agenda is to safely promote the sport of kayaking, relieve the apprehension that beginners always have, and help familiarize kayakers with the beautiful natural world and fun that kayaking offers. We kayak our favorite lakes and slow-moving rivers, increase our skills, demonstrate and share our equipment with novices, encourage our children and grandchildren to take up our favorite pastime, and have fun with old friends and new!

TSK consists of a wide variety of members...novices to experienced. Several have volunteered to become assistant organizers which always opens up new ideas for fun and enjoyment on the water. These folks post events on our calendar and lead the outings. Anyone can become an assistant organizer by contacting the TSK moderator.

Here are some basic guidelines that TSK members must remember:

1. New members must read and agree with our liability waiver.

2. All TSK participants are required to wear a Coast Guard approved life vest / PFD (Personal Flotation Device) properly and securely at all times while kayaking on the water. If not, that participant will not be a part of that TSK event. The PFD must be worn and not just available.

3. TSK members must obey the event leader's directions and requests. If they do not, they are no longer a participant in that TSK event. If an event is filled, please do not "Crash" the event. In other words, do not attend if uninvited. However, you can always check with the event organizer and often times there is a waiting list.

4. Safety is most important in all of our events. Leaders ensure to the fullest extent of their abilities that all safety measures and considerations have been provided for that event and implemented as much as can be expected. Participants must remember that safety is a personal responsibility. Unsafe and irresponsible acts will not and should not be tolerated by any TSK member. Please, report any such acts to the TSk group leader or the moderator. Remember, in case of any emergency during any TSK event, use the public 911 system to seek emergency assistance.

5. Accountability. During paddling and / or other TSK outdoor events in which you are participating, please let the event leader know if you are leaving the immediate group. It is important for everyone to watch out for each other. Please do not assume someone is "just falling behind." Make sure that everyone is accounted for and in good condition to participate in the event.

6. Do not exceed your comfort, health limits, physical endurance, skill, or experience levels. Ask for assistance or guidance when you need help or do not "feel good". Common health issues to look for are heat exhaustion, insect bite reactions, chest pains, and blisters to just name a few.

7. Assistant Organizers are solely in control of planning and implementing events. Please contact the event leader if suggestions or changes are needed. TSK events that are invitation only or not open to the general TSK membership on a "first come, first served" basis should not be posted on the TSK calendar. In those type of closed events, they should be planned, scheduled and implemented as a private and personal event outside of the TSK web site.

8. When you RSVP for an event, please cancel yourself from the sign-up list if you cannot attend, even at the last minute. Many times others are waiting to attend.

9. Finally, TSK members are known for their courtesy, politeness, and manners. We ask that all TSK members be their best around each other. If any problems are encountered, please report this to any assistant organizer or to the TSK moderator.

Besides all that, we are here to have fun. Enjoy TSK and we are glad you are here!

Upcoming events (5)

E Fk Little Miami River: williamsburg

Williamsburg Community Park

***** iff we get some rain Tuesday or Wednesday we will run Burg to Twin Bridges or the Harsha Dam to Batavia depends of the water gauges!

East Fork Little Miami from Williamsburg to twin bridges
OR Harsha Dam to Batavia!

These are fun runs from Rapids 1 and 2's depending! You must wear a life jacket.

HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

Shuttle is by 11am. Arrive by 10:45 please.. Unload and be ready to shuttle the vehicles to the park. We will wear mask, or you may shuttle with a friend.

Post-Paddle Sustenance – ***

What To Bring – PFD and all your winter/spring gear, dry clothes, dry shoes, safety equipment, (Whistle, Pump, Sponge, Rope) cell phone.

Restrooms & Picnic tables: Port-a-potty

Weather Forecast – 50 and Cloudy at launch. Wind will not be a factor in the woods!

Experience – Suitable for…beginners, experienced: , long and short Kayaks

SPEED: just depends on the group!

Liability Waiver – As always, by joining in this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Tri-State Kayakers liability waiver. You can find this waiver on the Tri-State Kayakers web site, at: http://www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Kayakers/pages/Legal_Waiver/

SAFETY SIGN IN: Everyone will sign in before launching: your name, Emergency contact person and phone number. I realized if someone required 911, I do not know last names or who to call. This list is kept in my dry bag during the paddle, then shredded when I get home. Hopefully we will never have to use it. :D

paddle at East Fork State Park/Reisenger Ramp

Reisinger Road Boat Ramp - East Fork State Park

Paddle from the Reisenger ramp, then join us for a fire pit.
Be unloaded and ready to launch by 2pm please.

Dress for the water temps in winter kayaking appropriate clothing.

You are highly encouraged to have dry clothes and a towel in event of an unexpected swim.

This event is a slow paced paddle and is open to all levels, however once again - winter weather gear is HIGHLY recommended. Know your limits and know that if you show up with anything shorter than a 10 ft kayak you will work hard to keep up, even at a slow pace. 10 ft kayaks should be fine as we will not be paddling fast.

Social distancing rules apply. Masks not needed outside.
Post Paddle: bring a snack or dinner, a chair and couple logs to toss on the fire

Liability Waiver – As always, by joining in this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Tri-State Kayakers liability waiver. You can find this waiver on the Tri-State Kayakers web site, at: http://www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Kayakers/pages/Legal_Waiver/
SAFETY SIGN IN: Everyone will sign in upon arrival: name, contact person, phone number. I realized if someone required 911, I do not know last names or who to call. This list is kept in my dry bag during the paddle, then shredded when I get home.

New Richmond Cardboard Boat Races

Online event

PSA: The fine folks at the Worlds only Cardboard Boat Museum will be holding their first Cardboard Race Organizing Meeting at 6pm on April 27 at the museum on Front St. in New Richmond.
They are putting a call out to any and all willing to volunteer their time to help with the races to be held at noon on August 7th, during the River Days Festival. Yes, that's the same day as Paddle Fest.
They are in need of safety spotters, timers, ticket takers, help moving the boats, etc... If you are interested, please come to the meeting on April 27.
Hope to see you there!

Red River Gorge! Kayak, camp and hiking!

5515 Campton Rd

Details

We will be heading 2 hrs south of Cincinnati to The Red River Gorge is a canyon system on the Red River in east-central Kentucky. Geologically, it is part of the Pottsville Escarpment.The 13,379-acre Clifty Wilderness Area lies in this intricate canyon system features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges. There are more than 100 natural sandstone arches in the Red River Gorge Geological Area. www.redrivergorge.com/natural.html

We will be camping at Callie's lake Campgrounds. We will have electric. There are flush toilets and hot showers and fresh water up at the camp store office. We may kayak, fishing is catch n release and swimming in designated area on the lake. New campgrounds are beautiful.
Cost $60 for camper with 1 person and $30 per person tent. I have to limit the amount allowed to attend. Your spot is reserved when I receive your payment.
****Please send your payment to :
Sandra Steel
p.o. box 50
Blanchester, Oh 45107 If you prefer paypal please text me and I will send you the link. Thank You.

Thursday evening paddle at 41-acre Mill Creek Lake Just a few miles from Camp. Paddling only as motors are not allowed. Fishing is allowed with a valid fishing license.Canoes and kayaks are available for rent thru Red River Adventure.http://www.redriveradventure.net/

Friday paddle Red River!! the 8-mile trip that meanders through Red River Gorge. Towering cliffs, outrageous rock formations, and deep forests. Boats can be rented thru Red River Adventure! For more information or reservations call (606)[masked] or 5258. http://www.redriveradventure.net/ ** We do have friendly members that have extra kayaks so please ask!

Saturday Paddle Thrillsville Caves!! The Gorge Underground is unlike any other adventure you have ever been on! Join us as our guides lead you into the darkness of the Gorge Grotto, through the mountainside for a full hour long adventure under the earth's surface. Paddle your way through the grotto in your own boat. A guide will lead the way and explain the history of the cavern and how it came to be flooded.
WHAT'S PROVIDED: include all gear needed (boat, paddle, life jacket, helmet, headlamp). You may bring your own.WHAT TO BRING:We suggest you bring a sweater or jacket as the temperature does drop to about 55 degrees once you are inside. Waterproof camera must have flash or your pictures will not turn out.
REQUIREMENTS & RESTRICTIONS:Participants must be at least 40lbs and no more than 300lbs. Each participant is required to wear a helmet and personal flotation device (provided). Participants must be able to safely get in and out of kayak.No special skills are required. No Refunds. They also offer Areal Adventure and PUTT PUTT GOLF! https://www.thrillsville.org

***** If your not kayaking the caves. We can hike or Kayak Red River again!
Sunday for Hiking! Natural Bridge, Sky Bridge, Greys Arch, Nada Tunnel Rock House Bridge!! All so Beautiful!!

Meals will be Potluck as we always doing it up right!! Suggestion for Thursday dinner after paddle dinner at MIGUELS PIZZA! A RED RIVER GORGE TRADITION SINCE 1984. https://www.miguelspizza.com/
Saturday meal Cinco de Mayo early! Mexican theme food is preferred.

No Guests! All must sign up!
Liability Waiver – As always, by joining in
this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Tri-state kayakers liability waiver.

SAFETY SIGN IN: Everyone will sign in before
launching: your name, Emergency contact person and phone number. I realized if someone required 911, I do not know last names or who to call. This list is kept in my dry bag during the paddle, then shredded when I get home. Hopefully we will never have to use it.

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Past events (1,170)

Ride the Eastfork from Harsha Dam to Roadside Park on St. Rt. 222

Tailwater Shelter Harsha Lake

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