The Indiana Paddlers Rendezvous is just around the corner. Make plans to attend the IPR, and enjoy a full weekend of Paddling on Wildcat Creek.
The IPR has proven to be one of the overall best Paddling events in Indiana. If you've never attended, rest assured it is worth your time. Come prepared to enjoy one of the nicest small Streams in Indiana, to relax with old Paddling buddies, and to make new friends.
This event is open to members of Canoe & Kayak Clubs,
Internet Paddling Groups, and River Protection Organizations who have their own personal equipment and enough skills for an enjoyable day on a Swift Flowing Natural Stream.
Please take this opportunity to pass this Trip Announcement on to any of the above mentioned organizations with which you have connections.
The first activity of the weekend will be a Trip on Wildcat Creek Friday afternoon; Meeting Time is 3:00 PM at Wildcat Park (directions below). Where we will Paddle will be announced at that time, and the Shuttle will begin immediately thereafter; please arrive early.
There will be a BYO Campfire Cookout at Wildcat Park following this cruise. The IPR Paddler's Campsite will be available at Wildcat Park for both Friday and Saturday nights, thanks to special arrangement with the Tippecanoe County Parks Dept
Saturday’s Creek Trip will begin at Knop Lake Public Fishing Area (directions below). This will cover 13.6-miles and end at Wildcat Park. There will be an alternate Takeout for a 9-mile Trip. Lunch at The Gravelbar is BYO. Shuttle Departure Time is 9:00 AM from Knop Lake. You should plan to arrive at Knop Lake absolutely no later than 8:30 (8 AM would be better; it really gets crowded with all the people arriving).
Saturday’s Traditional Chili Supper will begin serving at 6 PM at the Paddler's Campsite in Wildcat Park near Lafayette, Ind.
Sunday’s Creek Trip will meet at Wildcat Park. Shuttle departure is 9:00 AM sharp. Please arrive early. Lunch at The Gravelbar is BYO. This Trip varies from year to year, but usually covers the 9-miles from Wildcat Park to the Wabash River. Launch and Takeout locations will be announced to everyone who arrives at Wildcat Park in time for Shuttle Departure at 9:00 AM Sunday morning
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