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Rise and Shine Paddle

Event information

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fee: $20 per person; $10 per person without watercraft rental.

Age: Ages 18 and older.

Contact: 815-722-9303

Location: Monee Reservoir

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The sun rising over the water with trees along the shore. Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

Roll out of bed and greet the day on the water at Monee Reservoir. Wake up with a recreational paddle touring the lake and watching for its inhabitants. Then treat yourself to doughnuts and coffee before tackling the rest of your day.


Event requirements

Registration required by Wednesday, Aug. 21: 708-946-2216.


This is a recreational, non-instructional paddle on the water. All equipment is provided. Participants should wear clothing that can get wet, including sturdy water shoes. Previous kayak experience is recommended.

The launch area is easily accessible by a paved sidewalk 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.