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Cowan Lake Fest - July 21 & 22
**This is posted for informational purposes** Lake Fest is an event to celebrate Cowan Lake and our community. This year it's extra special because it is Cowan Lake State Park's 50th Birthday! The event will begin Saturday morning and continue into the afternoon with a variety of on the water activities and end with watching the sailing races Sunday afternoon. The time in between will be chock full of fun activities like kayak excursions, live music, hiking, fishing, geocaching, races, bonfires, music, stargazing, wildlife presentations, volleyball, and overnight FREE camping right on the beach! Schedule: Saturday, July 21st 1:00pm Registration Opens 1:00pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding 1:-6:00pm Sand Volleyball Available 1:30-3:30pm Community Farm Market Open 1-8:00pm Pontoon Ferry Rides between Campground and Public Beaches 2:00pm Sailing Kayaks 3:00pm Kayak/Canoe Excursion- Paddle Ohio 3-6:00pm Clinton/Warren Cty Fire Truck Visit 3:00-?? Live Music w/ Better Daze playing Classic Rock 60s, 70s and 80s 4:00pm Slip and Slide Activity on the Beach 4-8:00pm Food Trucks on site 5:00pm Kayak/Canoe Excursion- Paddle Ohio 6:30pm Official Lake Fest KICKOFF! 7:00pm Raptors 7-10:00pm Appalachian Storytelling and Square Dancing 9:00pm Music at the Bonfire Sunday, July 22nd 7:00am Early Morning Yoga on the Beach 8:00am Yoga on the Beach 8-10:00am Pancake Breakfast at the Beach House 9-11:00am Paddle Races 10:00am Beginning Geocaching 9:00am-noon Youth Passport to Fishing 11:00am CITO event 12:00pm Kayak/Canoe Excursion- Paddle Ohio 1:45pm Sailing Races with the CLSA For more information FREE Camping on the beach!! Go here for camping registration: To register for Paddle Race Registration:

Cowan Lake State Park Public Beach

1021 Yankee Rd. · Wilmington, OH


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