Summit Lake State Park
Trip Difficulty: Easy (Beginner to Advanced Skills)
We’re heading back to an IYAK favorite, Summit Lake State Park, an hour east of Indy.
The moon will be nearly full. With a clear sky, it will be bright for another great moonlight paddle. Sunset is at 9:13pm, while the moonrise is at 6:35pm. This means we should have adequate light for paddling, barring any cloud cover. Make sure you bring a flashlight or headlamp and feel free to add additional lighting to your boat. We’ll paddle around the lake for a few hours then head in.
There is always plenty of wildlife to see, including beavers, turtles and birds.
We will meet at the boat ramp near the boat rental concession area (turn left when you enter the park) at 7:30pm and we will be on the water at 8:00-8:15pm. We’ll paddle past sunset, enjoy the moonlight, then head in when the group decides.
Info for Summit Lake State Park can be found at http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2967.htm). Visit our IYAK File Section (http://www.meetup.com/IYAK-Indiana-Kayakers/files/) to download a park brochure. There is a $7 park admission fee (or annual state pass). They have a great camping facility, if anyone wants to explore the option to make it an overnight trip.
Rentals: For Kayak or SUP rental reservations with Freedom Kayak Adventures, call[masked]. SUPs and single seat kayaks are $50 and tandem boats are $60 for this event. The price includes boat, PFD, paddle and delivery to the launch site.
Suggested items to bring: Wide brimmed hat, sun block, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, large sponge, bilge pump or container to bail out water, water, snacks, towel, change of clothes, water shoes, paddling gloves, rain gear, bug spray, safety whistle, camera, flashlight/headlamp, a sense of adventure, and a good dose of humor. For clothing try to use something other than cotton, especially if the weather is cool. Polypropylene or polyester are good choices since neither holds water and they wick moisture away from you.
* Due to paddling at night, you MUST wear your PFD and you MUST have some form of light on you or your boat for this trip
* This event is on IN-DNR property, so regulations require your boat to have a 2019 Non-Motorized Boat Permit decal. They are available at the park entrance or you can purchase one online or at the downtown Indy office for $5.
Event hosts reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather. Any cancellation or adjustment to the schedule will be posted in this event’s message thread.
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