© 2016 Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
Join Northwest Indiana Paddlers, family, and friends for this annual fall event.
A relaxing 8.6 mile paddle down the Kankakee River will be followed by a trip to
In order for us to plan accordingly for shuttles, food, etc., please register online at the following site:
Date and time:
Sunday October 16th, 2015
10:00 am (CST) to Dusk
Paddle a Voyager Canoe!
If you missed the opportunity earlier this summer, you have one more chance to paddle in a 24 foot wooden voyager canoe. Wilderness Inquiry is bringing their boats to the English Lake launch to join the Kankakee River Sandhill Crane Paddle!
If you wish to paddle like an original explorer, register at:
10:00 am (cst) -
Paddlers with own equipment: Meet at Yellow River Public Access Site at English Lake, Indiana to drop off your boat and register, then proceed to Dunn's Bridge to park and catch the shuttle.
Renters: Contact Ryan Chew at email@example.com, or by calling 224 415-
11:00 Shuttles begin from Dunn's Bridge back to the English Lake launch site
12:30 Last shuttle leaves Dunn's Bridge
12:30–2:00 (cst) Launch boats from English Lake
2:30–4:30 (cst) Land at Dunn's Bridge
3:00–5:00 (cst) Riverside picnic at Dunn's Bridge.
5:00 (cst) Depart for Jasper-
6:00 (cst) Sunset
Start Paddle: English Lake (Yellow River Public Access Site) boat ramp located at south of the bridge at County Road S 650 W in English Lake, Indiana
Finish Paddle: Dunn's Bridge Public Access Site at S 500 E near Wheatfield, IN. The Dunn's Bridge Boat Ramps are owned by the Porter Co. Parks Dept.
5822 Fish and Wildlife Ln
Medaryville, IN 47957-
Please bring water and snacks for your paddle and plan to join us riverside at the
take out for dinner provided by NWIPA. A Mediterranean Dinner will be provided by
Fire and Water -
Receive A Commemorative T-
We will give you a commemorative Sandhill Crane T-
Chicago River Canoe and Kayak will provide rental canoes and kayaks for those who
reserve them ahead of time. The number of rental canoes & kayaks are limited so it
is good idea to reserve them well in advance. Please contact Ryan Chew at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by calling 224 415-
Paddlers are required to wear properly secured life jackets while on the water and the consumption of alcohol is not allowed during the event. Water temperatures are low, so it is a very good idea to bring a change of clothes inside a sealed bag or container in the event of capsize.
Looking for some more fun on the Kankakee?
Paddlers are invited to the new Kankakee River National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation
Area Celebration on Saturday October 15th from 10am-
October 16th 2016
Kankakee River Sandhill Crane Paddle
Join Northwest Indiana Paddlers, family, and friends for this annual fall event. New this year, we will be celebrating the new Kankakee River National Water Trail which was designated in 2016!
Graphic art by Mary Catterlin
Thank you to our Event Sponsors
Jasper County Tourism Commission, Porter County Parks and Recreation, Laporte County MS4 District, Everglades of the North, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Izaak Walton League Porter County Chapter, Friends of the Kankakee, NIPSCO, and Laporte County Tourism.
Thank you to our Event Partners
LaPorte Co. Parks and Recreation, Wilderness Inquiry, Porter Co. Parks and Recreation,
Friends of the Kankakee, Porter Co. Chapter of Izaak Walton League, the Kankakee
River Basin Commission, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, NICHES Land Trust, the LaPorte
Co. Surveyer, NIPSCO Environmental Action Team, Tri-
Northwest Indiana Paddling Association is a 501c3 IRS non-