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Family Paddle and Fire

Event information

Date: Friday, August 11, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $10 per person.

Age: Ages 6 or older. (Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 708-534-8499

Location: Monee Reservoir

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Two adults and a child paddling a canoe across a lake, Photo courtesy of Alan Bulava

Event details

As the kids get back to school, close out the summer on the water at Monee Reservoir. Take in the peaceful views or challenge yourself with a water game as certified instructors guide you on a tour of the lake. Then end around a campfire to roast hot dogs and s’mores.

This is a recreational, non-instructional program using canoes and kayaks. All equipment is provided.


Event requirements

Registration required by Wednesday, Aug. 9: 708-534-8499.


Wear clothing that can get wet, including water shoes or old gym shoes. Prior paddling experience is strongly recommended. 

The natural surface launch area is accessible by a paved trail from the parking lot. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.