Prehistoric Paddle on Paint Creek

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A kayaker floats in the Paint Creek near Copperas Mountain

NPS / Brandi Nunnelee

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News Release Date: May 27, 2014

Contact: Rick Perkins, 740-774-1126

Contact: Susan Knisley, 740-774-1126

Prehistoric Paddle on Paint Creek

Dates: June 12th, 19th, 26th; July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; August 7th
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: Waters Edge Canoe Livery
Fees: Discounted Kayak/Canoe rental fee apply

Join a park ranger from Hopewell Culture National Historical Park for a guided paddle on Paint Creek! Tours will be available every Thursday until August 7. Each tour begins at 10:00 am at Waters Edge Canoe Livery.

Float along the beautifully scenic Paint Creek while learning about the world famous American Indians that were building huge, geometric earthworks along the banks of the creek over 2000 years ago! Travel in the footsteps of the Hopewell Culture as you discover these earthworks from the waters of Paint Creek.

You may bring your own boat or rent a Kayak or Canoe from the livery. From Water's Edge Canoe Livery boaters will be shuttled just north of Seip Earthwork to the shores of Paint Creek where the paddle begins. The paddle is approximately 8 miles and will last approximately 3 hours ending at Jones Levee bridge where the boaters will be picked up and shuttled back to Water's Edge Canoe Livery. Boaters also have the option to paddle on 11 miles to Water's Edge Canoe Livery.

Things to bring along: sack lunch, water, sunscreen and bug spray. We strongly recommend visiting the park's Prehistoric Paddle on Paint Creek webpage for safety guidelines and procedures for proper paddling.

To register for a tour please contact Waters Edge Canoe Livery at 740-779-3339 (Cell: 740-701-6432) or visit the Waters Edge Canoe Livery webpage. For additional information and our safety guidelines for paddling: email or call Hopewell Culture National Historical Park at 740-774-1126. 

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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