2021 Guided Paddle Programs

Jeff Coates leads two different summer public paddle programs at Eagle Creek Outfitters within Eagle Creek Park, on the NW side of Indianapolis.

 

  • Sunset Guided Paddle Program

  • Full Moon Guided Paddle Program
    (to be determined)

 

Paddle Programs Location:

Eagle Creek Outfitters, inside Eagle Creek Park

https://wheelfunrentals.com/in/indianapolis/eagle-creek-outfitters/

(317) 327-7130

2021 Sunset Guided Paddle Programs

The vendor has announced that we WILL have weekly Sunset Paddle Programs THIS summer (2021)..!!...See detailed info below..!!

2021 Sunset Guided Paddle Program
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Sunset Guided Paddle Program

  • 2 hour paddle time on water

  • Instruction & safety talk

  • Leisurely paddle at sunset

  • Explore Eagle Creek reservoir

  • Story-telling & history chats !

  • Kayaks, paddles, pfd's provided

  • Experienced guide (Jeff Coates)

  • Often see wild eagles!

Physical Challenge Thoughts....

  • While Beginners are encouraged to participate in this program, it will involve safely getting in/out of a kayak that is in the water, carrying your kayak to/from the water, & being able to paddle for 2 hours...!!...While we paddle at a leisurely pace, and take several breaks, it can be a good healthy workout, and may be a challenge for some...

Story Telling

  • At the beginning of the Program, Jeff Coates, your experienced paddle guide, will give you easy-to-understand basic paddling/turning/stopping suggestions, as well as how to get in/out of the boat
     

  • During the paddle program, he will also tell lots of stories of the history of Eagle Creek Reservoir, the migratory wildlife, and even tell a joke or two..!!...So stay close to the front, so you can hear all the fun & info..!!
     

  • It's a great relaxing evening, blending being outdoors, on the water, getting some physical exercise, and even learning a few interesting tidbits about this beautiful historic park on the NW side of Indianapolis..!!

2021 Schedule for Guided Sunset Paddle Programs

This program will be every Tues evening, at Eagle Creek Outfitters, the Marina location inside of Eagle Creek Park:

The Marina vendor has not decided if Full Moon Paddle Programs will be offered this summer, but we'll update this page, once we know..!!. 

 

Location

  • Start/Finish at Eagle Creek Outfitters (see map above)

  • The marina inside Eagle Creek Park (there is Gate Admission at the 56th Street & 71st Street Park Entrances)

 

Prices

  • $32  Single Kayak

  • $46  Double Kayak

  • No Canoes

  • Gate Admission to Park

 

Tues Evening Schedule (until Sept 1)

  • 5:00pm - Check-In/Gear Check

  • 5:30pm - Required Safety Orientation/Paddle Instructions

  • 6:00pm - Leave Shore

  • 8:00pm - Return to Shore

*times subject to change; based on weather and sunset

 *NOTE: Participants must attend 5:30pm Safety Orientation, AND FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED during check-in

 

Registration/Reservations

 

Additional Information

  • Online Reservations required (limit 35 people per evening)

  • Minimum age of 14 years to paddle solo, 6 years with adult

  • Single & Double Kayaks (no canoes this year)

  • Questions:  ecreservations@gmail.com

  • Registrants will be notified promptly if ECO cancels a program due to weather or unforeseen circumstances

 

Photos

Unique action photos will be taken by Jeff Coates during the paddle, and will available at:  www.truenorth360photogallery.com

 

Full Moon Paddle Prog...Still TBD for 2021

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IT HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED IF THIS PROGRAM WILL HAPPEN IN SUMMER 2021

Full Moon Guided Paddle Prog

  • No paddle experience needed!

  • Instruction & safety talk

  • Leisurely paddle 

  • Explore Eagle Creek reservoir

  • Kayaks and canoes provided

  • Experienced guide (Jeff Coates)

  • All gear provided

  • Seeing moon is pretty cool, but weather dependent!

Friday & Saturday Evenings Nearest  Monthly Full Moon

  • June, July, August, September, October

  • All dates are weather permitting

  • June Dates To Be Announced

  • July Dates To Be Announced

  • August Dates To Be Announced

  • September Dates To Be Announced

  • October Dates To Be Announced

 

Location

  • Start/Finsh at Eagle Creek Outfitters (see map above)

  • inside Eagle Creek Park (there is Gate Admission)

 

Prices

  • $25 for single kayak

  • $35 for canoe/double kayak

  • $10 if you bring your own canoe/kayak

  • Gate Admission to Park

 

Schedule

  • 7:00pm -  Check In/Gear Check

  • 7:30pm -  Required Orientation/Instructions

  • 8:00pm -  Leave Shore

  • 9:30/10:00pm -  Return to Shore

*times subject to change; based on weather and sunset

 

Registration/Reservations

 

Additional Information

  • Reservations required (limit 35 people per evening)

  • Minimum age of 14 years to paddle solo, 6 years with adult

  • Max 3 persons per canoe (center person must be youth)

  • Questions:  ecreservations@gmail.com

  • Registrants will be notified promptly if ECO cancels a program due to weather or unforseen circumstances

 

Photos

Unique action photos will be taken by Jeff Coates during the paddle, and will available at:  www.truenorth360photogallery.com

...Eagle Creek Outfitters

Eagle Creek Outfitters

ECO is located inside Eagle Creek Park, on the northern part of Eagle Creek Reservoir (NW side of Indianapolis).  

 

Kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, and stand up paddle boards are available to rent. ECO also has hybrid mountain bikes and pontoon boats.

 

With the wide variety of boats & bikes available, self-guided tours of the beautiful scenery of Eagle Creek Park is an option for all!   All paddling and safety gear provided

...Downtown Canal Boat Rental

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Downtown Canal Boat Rental

This Wheel Fun Rentals franchise location rents paddle boats (seat up to 4 people) and single and double kayaks!.

 

The Downtown Canal is an awesome spot to sight-see the historic downtown area, with cool spots you can see from your boat including the White River State Park, the Indiana State Museum, the USS Indianapolis National Memorial, and the NCAA National Headquarters.

 

Stop by if you're in downtown Indianapolis!  The Downtown Canal is definitely a destiniation point to visit!  PHONE:  (317) 916-2910