Presque Isle Poker Paddle

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Paddlers of all types and skill levels are invited to join us for a day of fun on the waterways of Presque Isle! Kayaks, Canoes and Stand-up Paddle Boards will paddle 6.25 miles to circumnavigate the Presque Isle Lagoons, Marina Lake, Presque Isle Bay, Horseshoe Pond, Misery Bay and Graveyard Pond.

Event Details

The Presque Isle Poker Paddle will start at the Lagoons Boat Lunch on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10 am. After launching, paddlers will follow the 6.25 mile circuit through the Presque Isle Lagoons, Marina Lake, Presque Isle Bay, Horseshoe Pond, Misery Bay and Graveyard Pond to finish where they started. Throughout the paddle, participants will draw a card at each of five separate checkpoints. The objective is to have the best or worst poker hand at the end of the paddle. Participants may earn a maximum of two extra cards by picking up trash along the way and making a donation to the Presque Isle Partnership.

Direction of travel dependent on wind and wave conditions on the Bay the day of the event.

This is a Bring Your Own Boat event. What if you want to participate but don’t have a boat? No worries, for an additional fee of $15 you can have a kayak and necessary safety gear waiting for you at the launch. To reserve a kayak prior to the event, contact Jim Butts, Event Coordinator at 814-838-5144 ext.102 / M-F 8-4.

CHECK BACK SOON FOR 2017 REGISTRATION DETAILS!

Reminders

  • All participants must abide by Pennsylvania Boating Laws
  • Each person must possess a whistle and PFD in their boat at all times and is strongly encouraged to wear the PFD during the paddle
  • No alcohol is permitted on Presque Isle
  • Bring plenty of drinks and snacks
  • Wear good water shoes
  • Leave a change of clothes in your car
  • Bring your waterproof camera
  • Pets are not permitted
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and bug spray may come in handy
  • Presque Isle is a State Park and all participants must abide by all DCNR & PA Fish and Boat Commission laws which can be found at: dcnr.state.pa.us and www.fishandboat.com

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