August ??: Lutz Park in Appleton to Sunset Park in Kimberly
Challenges: This is our least challenging paddle. Short distance and four stops in the locks.
Meet: After 8:30 AM at Lutz Park and shuttle vehicles to Sunset Park. Share rides back. NO BUS WAS AVAILABLE.
Fee: $15 per adult, $10 for NEWP members. Under age 16, free with an adult. Fee covers ACA event insurance and marketing costs. No one is paid. Any proceeds to NEWP.
- All participants must wear a personal flotation device (PFD or lifejacket) at all times while on the water.
- No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the paddle or during lunch stops.
BOAT RENTALSMembers of NEWP can arrange to borrow a boat by contacting a member of the Board. Several boat rental businesses operate in the region.
SHUTTLE PLAN CHANGES
Due to the unavailability of a bus to contract with for our shuttle, we will have to use ride sharing for the Appleton Locks Paddle. We encourage you to arrange to have someone drop off you and your gear at the launch at Lutz Park and pick you up at Sunset Park. We will ask for volunteer drivers willing to take several paddlers from the takeout back to the launch, leaving their vehicles at Lutz. The volunteers will be given rides back to Lutz after the paddle. Wearing of masks in the vehicles is advised, though the requiring of masks will be left to the driver.
The strong and dangerous currents that made the Fox River’s Appleton locks too threatening in August have flowed on out to Lake Michigan seemingly clearing the way for a kayak tour of the four Appleton locks Saturday, Sept. 25. We are expecting the launch to happen at 10 a.m. at Lutz Park. Drop off your boat and gear starting at 8:30 a.m. and shuttle your vehicle to the takeout at Sunset Park in Kimberly. A school bus waiting there will take you back to the launch site. Save time at the launch by filling out the American Canoe Association ADULT WAIVER FORM or CHILD WAIVER FORM in advance and have the correct amount of cash or a check to pay the event fee of $15 (under age 16 with an adult free).