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Paddle Michiana Schedule

posted Mar 25, 2009, 4:59 AM by Paddlers Club

Paddle Michiana Trip Schedule 2009

 

Sunday, Feb. 22 KALAMAZOO RIVER (Kalamazoo-Verburg Park to Plainwell)

 

Saturday, Mar. 21 DIXON DITCH/KANKAKEE RIVER(Crumstown Hwy to Kingsbury FWA)

 

Saturday, Mar. 28 ST. JOSEPH RIVER CLEANUP (Veterans Memorial Park, South Bend IN)

 

Saturday, Apr. 4 Muskrat's 32nd annual APRIL FOOLS ON THE BIG PINE (Pine Village IN)*

 

Saturday, Apr. 11Eel River (Laketon IN to Roann IN)

 

Saturday, Apr. 18 KALAMAZOO RIVER JAMBOREE (Allegan Dam to Saugatuck) could become camping weekend – Details to be announced

 

Fri-Sun, Apr. 24-26 PAW PAW RIVER CAMP/PADDLE(Watervliet MI)

 

Saturday, May 2 DOWAGIAC RIVER (M-62 to Dodd Park)

 

Saturday, May 9 LONG LAKE/TROUT CREEK/ST. JOE RIVER(Union MI to Bristol IN)

 

Fri-Sun, May 15-17 WHITE RIVER CAMP/PADDLE/PAN FOR GOLD (Hesperia, MI)

 

Saturday, May 23 PADDLIN' BLUES! Paddle to Blues, Brews, and BBQs Festival, St. Joseph MI (St. Joseph River, Berrien Springs to St. Joe)

 

Fri-Sun, May 29-31 MUSKEGON RIVER CANOE/CAMP w/Great Lakes Adventure Club (Newaygo MI)

 

Saturday, June 6 KANKAKEE RIVER (Kingsbury FWA to Kankakee FWA)

 

Saturday, June 13 PADDLE TO DINNER (St. Joe River, Twin Branch Dam to Viewing Park via Oaken Bucket)

 

Saturday, June 20 EEL RIVER Iron Bridge Festival (Roann IN to Mexico IN)

 

Saturday, June 27 HUCK FINN FLOAT (Build your own raft or ride on of oursLocation to be announced

 

Sunday, July 5 CHRISTIANA CREEK (Adamsville MI to Elkhart IN)

 

Fri-Sun, July 10-12 4th Annual PIGEON RIVER CANOE/CAMP(Mongo IN)

 

Saturday, July 18 ST JOSEPH RIVER (Sherwood MI to Colon MI)

 

Saturday, July 25 DOWAGIAC RIVER/ST JOSEPH RIVER (Dodd Park to Buchanan Dam)

 

Fri-Sun, July 31-Aug 2 INDIANA PADDLER'S RENDEZVOUS(Wildcat Park, Lafayette IN)

 

Saturday, Aug 8 ST JOSEPH RIVER (Three Rivers MI to Mottville MI)

 

Saturday, Aug 15 FAWN RIVER (Fawn River MI to Star Mill IN)

 

Saturday, Aug 22 ELKHART RIVER (Goshen IN to Elkhart IN)

 

Fri-Sun, Aug 28-30 KALAMAZOO RIVER CANOE/CAMP(Hanover MI)

 

Sun. Sept 6 FAWN RIVER (Greenfield Mill to Fawn River Village)

 

Sun. Sept 13 Annual SURRENDER THE BOOTY SCAVENGER HUNT (Leeper Park to Niles Dam)

 

Saturday Sept. 19 TRAIL OF COURAGE PADDLE (Tippecanoe River, Talma to Germany Bridge, with stop at TOC Festival)

 

Fri-Sun Sept 25 -27 MICHIGAN PADDLERS RENDEZVOUS(Wellston MI)

 

Sat Oct 3 HCC 2nd annual PIRATE PADDLE (Indianapolis)

 

Sun Oct 11 KALAMAZOO RIVER (Kalamazoo (Verberg Park) to Plainwell)

 

Sat/Sun Oct 31-Nov 1 HCC HALLOWEEN WEEKEND PADDLE ON THE FAWN & PIGEON RIVERS (Pigeon River F&WA, Mongo IN)

 

In addition to the above trips, Bob Owens has a number of exploratory research paddles on small streams he would like to do. These trips can turn into "adventures" rather quickly. Call him at 574-289-6059 or 574-360-0503 if any of the following interest you!

Sand Creek (Hillsdale Co MI) 2 days
Soap Creek (Branch Co MI) 4 hours
Tekonsha Creek (Branch Co MI) 3-4 hours
Tallahassee Drain (Branch Co MI) time will vary with water level
Fisher Creek (Branch Co MI) see above
Little Swan Creek (Branch Co MI) 8 hours
Blossom Lake Drain (Branch Co MI) 4 hours
Little Portage Creek (Kalamazoo Co/St Joseph Co MI) ?
Portage River, 38th St. to Q Ave, (Kalamazoo Co) ?
Pine Creek (Elkhart Co IN) full day
Croft Ditch (Noble Co IN) 4 hours
Bear Lake Drain (Noble Co IN) 3 hours
Brandywine Creek (Cass Co MI) all day
McCoy Creek (Berrien Co MI) 3 hours
Turkey Creek (Lagrange Co IN) 8 hours

*Experienced paddlers only! Class 2 whitewater

 

Why the colors?  Blue is for Saturday – Green is for Sunday – Redis for Camp Weekends

 

Paddle Michiana at   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/paddlemichiana/

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