Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park

Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Sunday 26 June 2016.
We will meet at the launch site at 4th St (Route 213), Beloit, WI in the bicycle co. parking lot, just north of the Rock River at 09:30 am.
For a shorter trip, if there is interest, we can run a second shuttle on the other side of the river to stop at Macktown FP.
It is about a 6.5 to Macktown and 13 mile trip to Riverside Park.
The car shuttle will leave at 10:00. This should allow us to be on the river at 10:30.
We will stop for lunch at the Rockton Dam that we have to portage around.
The long term weather forecast calls for partly sunny, high 82°F, with no chance of rain.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s),
PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Hosted by Jeff Reuter and Tom Meyen

Sign up on facebook, the club e-mail list, or contact:
(facebook event to be posted soon.)
Jeff Reuter at jreuter@pobox.com
Tom Meyen at hereagain@grics.net – cell (815)441-2021

Here is where we start in Beliot, WI

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This was a wonder full day on on the Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park. It started off clouded and 75 and then turn mostly sunny and got to 86. The Rock River gage at Rockton was at 4.06 ft. and 4760 cfs. My GPS showed 12.84 miles but I know it cut out a few times so it had to be more.

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Turtle Creek Spring Paddle, from O’Riley Road to Sweet Allyn Park

Saturday May 14, 2016, Tom and I are doing Turtle Creek for sure from O’Riley Road to Sweet Allyn Park. We had to go somewhere because the South Branch Kish Paddle was getting canceled.

You can get there by taking I-39 west (really north here) to Shopiere Road (exit 183) just past I-43 (or Beloit). On Shopiere Road head turn right (or heading east) to the town Shopiere. Turn left at S Co Road J (heading North) and the park is just to your right past Turtle Creek bridge.

Arrive at 9:30 am at Sweet Allyn Park, if there are any extra people going we can do a Car shift at 10:00, arrive early enough so we know who is going.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult
Adults must sign in, on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO,
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Contact: This list, e-mail to jreuter@pobox.com, or my cell phone (815)494-8502
Jeff Reuter or hereagain@grics.net, or my cell phone(815)441-2021 Harry T. (Tom) Meyen

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Please dress accordingly because of the cold, I show it partly cloudy to only be 48 Deg. with a NW winds of 16 MPH.

Turtle Creek spring freeze paddle

Maripat Ribbon is hosting a Stateline Paddlers trip on Turtle Creek** Sunday March 22, 2015 ** Car shift will be at 10:30, plan to be there 10:00 should put us on the water by 11:00.  The trip is about 11 miles and will take about 4 hours on the water.  Bring a lunch/hydration/ and DRESS WARM!

The launch is at on O’Reily Road about 400 meters (1/4 mile) east of the bridge in a small forests preserve. Take out will be in Sweet Allyn Park on the East side of Beloit.
If you need directions to the launch, Take I-39 North to I-43, get off at Rt 140 go north about 1/2 mile to Townline Rd., then East about 4 miles to O’Reily Rd and turn North. The road turns right after the bridge, and the launch is at the curve in the road.
Weather is predicted to be in the low 40s, and the water will be very cold. Dress accordingly. You must be an experienced paddler for this trip, it is not for beginners.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult
Adults must sign in , on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO,
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing

Hope to see a few brave souls there!

Pot-Luck Meeting for February at Lone Rock Cafe in Rock Cut State Park

The StatelinePaddlers February meeting will be Pot-Luck at the Lone Rock Cafe in Rock Cut State Park on Sunday Feb. 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm.   I will bring Barbecue, buns, chips and dip.  Please signup using the link so I will know how much barbecue and buns I need to bring.  Please sign up here. or email me at jreuter@pobox.com and I will continue to update this posting below.  Jim could also also arrange to cook potato soup, have cookies and scones if he knows a head of time.  Bring your trips ideas and dates if possible to the meeting so we can get the flyer reedy before Canoecopia on March 13-15.

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Current signup list

What is Your full name What food will you be bring to the Pot-Luck to share Number of People you are bring
Jeff Reuter Barbecue, Buns, Chips, and Dip 1
Tom Meyen No-Mayo Potato salad (Sour Cream & bacon) 1
Diane Harden baked beans 1
Mark Morrall Mac. Salad 2
Dick Dale Fruit Salad 1
Maripat Bliss – Ribbon brownies 1
Ken Fry wings 2
Jim Talkington The place we meet 1
Kevin P Seuring Potato Dish 1
Debb Talkington Fruit Pizza or Veggie Tray 1
Cathy Anderson Spicy Tex-Mex Corn dip 1
Scott Myers Cheese, Sausage, and Crackers 1

Turtle Creek Paddle on 11/2/14 – O’Riley Rd to Sweet Allyn Park

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Harry T. (Tom) Meyen is hosting a Stateline Paddlers trip on Turtle Creek** Sunday November 2, 2014 ** Car shift will be at 10:00, plan to be there 09:30 to 09:45 to unload. The trip is about 11 miles. The launch is at on O’Reily Road about 400 meters (1/4 mile) east of the bridge in a small forests preserve. Take out will be in Sweet Allyn Park on the East side of Beloit. If you need directions to the launch, Take I-39 North to I-43, get off at Rt 140 go north about 1/2 mile to Townline Rd., then East about 4 miles to O’Reily Rd and turn North. The road turns right after the bridge, and the launch is at the curve in the road. Weather is predicted to be in the low 50s, and the water will be getting cold. Dress accordingly. Check this list Saturday. If the weather turns bad, or no one responds, I will cancel. The usual rules apply including but not limited to: Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in , on waiver sheet Hydration/drinking water BYO, Lunch BYO Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing Contact: This list, e-mail to hereagain@grics.net, or my cell phone (815)441-2021 Harry T. (Tom) Meyen Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Moon Light Paddle on Pierce (Friday the 13’th) 6/13/2014

Moonlight Paddle is held June 13, 2014.  We start at 7:00pm at the main boat ramp at Pierce Lake, weather permitting.  We paddle around the lake until 9:30pm. You must have a good flashlight so that you can be seen.  We must be out of the park by 10:00pm.  (Warm clothing and bug spray are also suggested)

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Sugar River Paddle on This Sunday 6/1/2014

We will meet at Yale Bridge on Sunday, June 1 at about 9:00 AM.  The canoe launch is north of Sugar River Forest Preserve as shown in the map below.  We will shuttle at 9:30 and try to be on the water 10ish.

The lower Sugar River is a winding river for moderate paddlers.  It is usually a somewhat slower current however it is at higher water level now so it may be stronger.   It is has a sand bottom with some tree dams to go around.  The section of the sugar we will run is from Yale Bridge Road to Two Rivers Forest Preserve.  The trip will be all down river except for the last 1500 feet going upstream on the Pecatonica River to the take out in Two Rivers Forest Preserve.  Bring a lunch or snack as we will be stopping on a sand bar along way if we can find one.  I will go over a few pointers about paddling on a river just before we put in for the beginners if we have any.

The paddle will take about 3.5 hours with a 30 minute stop in the middle some were if we have to do this.  The total trip will be 7.6 miles at an average of 2.4 MPH weather permitting of course.  Jeff Reuter will be hosting this paddle for more info call me on my cell at 815-494-8502.  Here is a map of where we will be.

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Pierce Lake Boat Ramp Will Be Closed For Replacement

The main boat ramp for Pierce Lake, adjacent to the Lone Rock concession, is scheduled to be closed for replacement early spring 2014. Replacement could take up to 2 months and planned to be complete by May 1st. During this period, motor boaters are instructed to access Pierce Lake from the boat ramp located in the campground. I for us kayakers and canoeists we will have to put our boats in on the north side of the fishing dock by the boat ramp. The south side of the fishing dock is close until they get the boat ramp done.  I will post more when I have more details.  Here is what it looks like now.

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