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Welcome to the group that paddles Ohio‘s, rivers and creeks. If you enjoy paddling moving water (and some lakes too), this is the group for you! Keep in mind that paddling in moving water involves more inherent risk than paddling still water. Because of this, some paddles may not be appropriate for new or beginner paddlers. You must read and accept our release of liability prior to joining or attending any event. Now, lets go paddling!

Release of Liability Waiver: https://www.meetup.com/movingwater/pages/14230452/ACCIDENT_WAIVER_AND_RELEASE_OF_LIABILITY/

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River Access Van Tour: Great Miami River

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

Join Five Rivers MetroParks for a driving tour, stopping at different river access points along the Great Miami River to help plan your next paddling adventure.

Paddle Greenville Creek - Bear's Mill to SR 721 Bridge (Bradford) - 7.5 miles!

NOTICE: Date Changed! Join us on a scenic paddle of Greenville Creek, an Ohio Scenic River, from Bear's Mill to SR 721 Bridge. THE PADDLE We will paddle 7.5 miles from Bear's Mill near Greenville, Ohio the State Route 721 takeout . There is not a livery for boat rental or a shuttle. You will need to own your own boat and be willing to shuttle with other kayakers on this meet up. We will meet at Bear's Mill and prepare our boats for launch. Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before. If you are running late, please call. I will provide my cell number once RSVP's close. PLEASE NOTE: This is the first time I have attempted to paddle this waterway (ever) and as such, there may be strainers, and obstacles that may require portage. We are looking for a stream flow of approximately[masked] cfs for an optimum paddle. With that said, if you are an adventurous type, read on... • Start We will push off from the shoreline at 10:15 AM • Finish We should be out of the water 1:00 PM • Duration Expect to spend about 3 hours on the water • Pace We will take a leisurely paddle giving plenty of time for camera opportunities • Distance This paddle is 7.5 miles + or - • Difficulty This paddle is suitable for beginner paddlers, however water temperatures mat dictate the need for cold weather immersion gear. You must be 18 years of age or older and sign the liability waiver. Its not a hard paddle, however their are obstacles to maneuver. • What You See An abundance of interesting wildlife: deer, rabbit, squirrel, pleated woodpecker, mallard duck, wood ducks, Canadian geese, blue heron, king fisher, etc. • Restrooms None. Come prepared! • Food Bring water, snacks and your lunch. We may have dinner locally after the paddle for those interested (see below). •-Equipment A boat that tracks well would be ideal, but not necessary. There are some spots that you will need to get out of the boat and pull over the shallow spots. A bit flatter or non-ridged hull is better. • What to Bring Wearing a PFD is required - Also bring, dry clothes, dry shoes, and safety equipment. A full spare change of clothes is required within a dry bag. *Bring a towel as to respect the vehicle owner in which you share a shuttle. MAPS AND INFORMATION - Greenville Creek Paddling Map [pdf 1.0Mb] http://watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/portals/watercraft/pdfs/maps/western/GreenvilleCreek.pdf PADDLE REPORTS https://paddling.com/reports/greenville-creek-in-ohio/ DIRECTIONS Put-In: Bear's Mill, 6450 Arcanum Bears Mill Rd, Greenville, OH[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/1xjqsmJ8t8G2 Take Out: 6250 OH-721 Bradford, OH[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/aNSSERGg5GJ2 Shuttle Time: 8 minutes drive time between locations Parking is limited at the takeout. We will need to be creative. Please ride-share with other paddlers where possible. This is the reason for the lowered RSVP limit. WEATHER AND RIVER CONDITIONS - NOAA Hourly http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.7569&lon=-84.6365&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=graphical)Forecast - Accuweather Minutecast http://www.accuweather.com - Lightning Maps http://www.lightningmaps.org/blitzortung/america/index.php?lang=en SUNRISE/SUNSET http://www.sunrisesunset.com/ GUAGES USGC - Greenville Creek near Bradford OH[masked] (https://waterdata.usgs.gov/oh/nwis/uv/?site_no=03264000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010) American Whitewater - Greenville Creek - Greenville Falls to Stillwater River (http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/10526/#rapid101625) (note: we are not running this section) POST PADDLE GRUB La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant 836 W Main St, Troy, OH 45373 Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/nooDzJgxBZ12 Website: http://lafiestatroyoh.com/ 21 minutes/13.5 miles from the takeout (South East) CANCELLATION This paddle will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or unsuitable river conditions. GUESTS No guests on the sign up. Just ask your friends to sign up on Meet Up and RSVP to the paddle. In this, we ensure everyone has accepted the liability waiver. this protects everyone on the event. LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED I am not your guide and as such I am not responsible for you or anyone that attends this event. I am simply a friend that is sharing shuttling logistics and an opportunity of possibility of making some new paddling friends. To attend this event you must have answered "Yes" in your profile to acknowledge you acceptance of the ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY (http://www.meetup.com/movingwater/pages/ACCIDENT_WAIVER_AND_RELEASE_OF_LIABILITY) located on this site. Additionally, your attendance to this event is an acknowledgement that you have read and agree to the AWRL. If you do not accept these conditions we ask that you do not attend this or any Ohio Paddler event. Please update your profile to indicate your acceptance of the risk prior to the paddle. I love you guys, but I love my family more. Additionally, I may ask that you provide emergency contact information that will be destroyed after the paddle. AREA INFORMATION Bear's Mill rests in the woods along Greenville Creek. Opened in 1849, Bear's Mill is one of the few water-powered flour mills still operating in Ohio. Currently managed by the Friends of Bear's Mill, the mill serves as a combination working gristmill, museum, and art gallery. Since 1975, Bear's Mill has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, just this year, Bear's Mill was named the best Historical Site in Ohio by Ohio Magazine.

Caesar Creek Cleanup Day, Haines Boat Ramp

Caesar Creek Haines Boat Ramp

Caesar Creek volunteers will be participating in a park-wide spring cleanup. I think it will be fun if Ohio Paddlers could join in to tidy up one of our favorite kayaking spots. We will pick up trash around the boat ramp and then get into our kayaks to paddle up both Caesar Creek and Anderson Fork, collecting rubbish along the shore. If time permits, or if we have enough volunteers, we'll also head down into the lake toward the campground boat ramp. ***PFDs are mandatory and must be worn for the duration of the paddle.*** If water temperatures are too cold for saftey, proper cold weather gear will be necessary. START: We'll meet at the boat ramp at 9:00. Volunteers must sign a state waiver before they can begin work. FINISH: In time for lunch at Stonehouse! DIFFICULTY: This paddle is suitable for paddlers with flat water experience. It's not a hard paddle, however there are obstacles to maneuver. Also, you'll be reaching into the water to collect things and need to kayak them back to the boat ramp. EQUIPMENT: A boat that tracks well would be ideal, but not necessary. This is a flat water paddle and a recreational boat will do well. WHAT TO SEE: It's not all about the rubbish, we'll see birds, wildflowers, wildlife. RESTROOMS: Available at boat ramp parking lot. FOOD: Bring water and snacks and hand sanitizer. We could have lunch and beverages after the paddle at Stone House Tavern in Waynesville. BRING: PFD / hat / water / sunscreen / bug spray / dry clothes / dry shoes / dry bag / towel and safety equipment. Be prepared. POST PADDLE FOOD: Stone House Tavern 258 S Main St Waynesville, OH 45068 CONDITIONS: Beach Advisories http://publicapps.odh.ohio.gov/BeachGuardPublic/Default.aspx Weather - Waynesville, OH http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USOH1014:1 MAPS AND INFORMATION: Caesar Creek State Park http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/caesarcreek LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED: I will ask that you sign ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY when you arrive for this event or you can update your profile to indicate your acceptance of the risk. Additionally, I will ask that you provide emergency contact information that will be destroyed after the paddle. CANCELLATION: This paddle will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or unsuitable water conditions. GUESTS: Guests are welcome, but need to sign a waiver upon arrival.

Red River Gorge, Ky. Caves, River, lakes, Camp and Hike!

Natural Bridge Campground

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 Natural Bridge Campgrounds! https://www.naturalbridgecampground.com/ Each site will have 110v electric, picnic table, fire ring and 1 pop up and 5 tents. Site #'s TBA. There is a bathhouse with flush toilets and shower house for hot showers. Also features a catch and release fishing pond, free wireless internet access, Firewood, ice and snacks are available at the shelter. We are pet friendly! Campsites will be #20,19&10. It is group camping. 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/ 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. ***** 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 group meals!! Suggestion for Thursday dinner after paddle dinner at MIGUELS PIZZA! A RED RIVER GORGE TRADITION SINCE 1984. Its on the way back to camgrounds from Mill Creek lake! https://www.miguelspizza.com/ • What to bring: Camping stuff, Kayaking Stuff, Chairs, Bikes, Cooking stuff, Lights, Hiking stuff, refreshments! Musical stuff! Camera!!! COST! $ 60 tent $70 camper or pop up. Cost is determined by the number of persons. Cost DOES include the caves!! Cost Camping ONLY $25 tent $40 camper or pop up. No Caves! I will post names as I receive checks. Please specify tent or camper! only 3 spots available for campers!! PLEASE SEND CHECKS TO: Sandra Steel P.O. box 50 Blanchester, Oh 45107 No Guest! All need to sign up! Liability Waiver – As always, by joining in this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Ohio Paddlers liability waiver. You can find this waiver in the Files section of the Ohio paddlers web site. 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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