The Tippecanoe River State Park is gearing up to celebrate its 70th anniversary, promising a weekend of fun on Sept. 6, 7, and 8. In honor of the anniversary, the weekend will be packed with events beginning at the Family Campground on Friday evening with a program presented by wildlife rehabilitator Kim Hoover, followed by a day of adventures on Saturday.
Park officials encourage everyone to stop by the Nature Center throughout the day for many great activities and interactions and are also offering an opportunity to experience the Tippecanoe River firsthand with guided kayak tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your own ride and enjoy the park on the river for free, then join Smokey the Bear for some desserts at 3 p.m.
On Sunday, the park will host the first annual Poker Paddle on the Tippecanoe River, beginning at the Canoe Camp and ending at the Nature Center and River Picnic area. Registration begins at noon and the first paddlers hit the water at 1 p.m. To participate in the Poker Paddle, you must bring a boat, lifejacket, and $5 to enter. The event is limited to the first 100 participants to register. Upon completion, prizes donated by Link Environmental Equipment will be awarded at 4:30 p.m. at the River Shelter.
Click here for the list of events or click here to view the Poker Paddle flyer. You can also find more information online, by phone, or in person at Tippecanoe River State Park. You can reserve a campsite online at www.camp.IN.gov. Program schedules can be found at www.interpretiveservices.in.gov. You can also follow the park on facebook for up to date information at www.facebook.com/tippecanoeriversp.