Join us at Chain O’ Lakes to camp and kayak or canoe the kettle lakes inside the park. Boat rentals are available or you can bring your own.
This is a joint trip with Hoosier Happy Campers, The HOAG, and Indy On Fire. If you are a member of more than one of those groups, you are welcome to RSVP at each one. This may assist you in finding someone to share your campsite and also ride sharing. Each campsite allows a maximum of 2 tents, 6 people, and 1 car. There is overflow parking available.
We plan to arrive Friday evening, cook dinner, and set up camp. We will get up Saturday morning, cook breakfast, and then get ready to go paddling. We will probably eat lunch during our paddle at one of the many shelters in the park. I recommend you bring a cooler or sack to pack your lunch in that is waterproof and can float. We will eat dinner at the campsite. As it gets closer to the event, we may try and plan a community dinner where everyone chips in. Then we will go to the floating bonfire event hosted by the park.
Sunday morning we will pk up our campsites and then check out some of the attractions in the park like the school house before heading home.
What you are responsible for:
Your own transportation:
Your own food for all three days. There will be very limited options to purchase food in the park. I also recommend snacks.
Your own water and water container. There are water locations in the park. The park also has shower houses and restrooms, including one near where we are staying.
Your own campsite. We have reserved site 146 for both nights. I recommend you get site 144 or 148 if available. Otherwise, check out the campground map to find one near us. Non-Electric sites are $19 per night plus fees and taxes.
Your own tent, sleeping bag, and associated camping gear.
Sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, a dry change of clothes.
A good attitude.
We require everyone (regardless of how well you can swim) to wear a PFD while on the water. You will need the DNR sticker on your boat ($5 at any State Park location). Rentals will have the sticker already.