Patoka Lake: Kayak the Eclipse

Patoka Lake is holding a special kayak trip on August 21 for the solar eclipse.

Southwest Indiana will experience nearly 98% darkness for 2.5 minutes. The eclipse will begin around 12:56 p.m.

The kayak trip will alst from 12:30 – 3 p.m. Paddlers should meet at the South Lick Fork Boat Ramp off State Road 164 no later than 12:15 p.m. to register.

Special solar glasses will be provided for the first 20 participants.

Participants should bring life jackets and their own snacks. Due to the darkness, night boating laws will be followed so participants should bring a headlamp or flashlight that can be attached to the front of the boat.

Non-motorized launch permits will be required. They'll be sold at the ramp for $5.

For more information, call 812-685-2447.

(This story was originally published on July 24, 2017)


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