Laurel Lake is still shut down, so here's an option to go to beautiful Salt Fork Lake!
Salt Fork State Park, encompassing the woodlands and fields flanking Salt Fork Reservoir. As Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork boasts recreational facilities to suit nearly every taste. Hiking trails! Salt Fork contains a blend of rich woodlands and rolling meadows. Should be prime fall foliage viewing!
General Land, acres17229 Water, acres2952
We will "officially" kayak on Saturday, but there will people going up on Friday as well. Same schedule for outings on lake as would be for Laurel Lake outing, and keeping the shortened daylight in mind.
Campsites at State Park are $26.00 a night, 6 persons per site. Showers, toilets, electric. Price per is dependent on how many go.
What to bring: All camping, kayaking equipment for day and evening, safety gear, waterproof gear, extra changes of clothes, (it's going to be getting colder! Plan accordingly). Hopefully, we won't have rain, but plan for it. Better over prepared than not enough.
Saturday night is share meal.
Some of us will leave Friday at 10 a.m. Meet first rest area past King's Island (71 north).
Liability Waiver – by joining in this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Tri-State Kaykers liability waiver. You can find this waiver in the Files section of the Tri-State Kayakers web site. http://www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Kayakers/pages/Legal_Waiver (http://www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Kayakers/pages/Legal_Waiver/)
Directions: 275 to 71 north to Columbus, take 270 (Columbus outer belt) to 70 East to 77, take 77 north and exit #47 turn right onto (Cadiz road-rt22) Salt Fork Lake Park entrance is on the left. Park address is at the top so you can GPS or print out directions online.