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***LOCATION CHANGE*** Dog Paddle/Beach Swim Party at George Winter Park.

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

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**BETTER SANDBARS AND CLEANER WATER FOR SWIMMING, AND SHADED PARKING.**

**WE WILL SPEND SOME TIME PRACTICING DEEP WATER RE-ENTRY, getting back into your kayak from deep water. Not mandatory, but we should all know how to do this.**

This is a very easy run, about 3 miles total. An out and back paddle, we can go upstream to Minnie Ha Ha, then back. We might just skip this part and go straight to the island. Whatever you want to do in this heat. Very little current and no obstacles. There are usually bigger boats, jet skis and Asian Carp that might end up in your kayak….happened to me here.

We’ll go to the island beach for a doggie swim party. It’s an awesome place to let the dogs run, play and fetch sticks from the water. That’s where we will do our deep water re-entry practice.

**BIG DOG OWNERS**….While this is a great way for dogs to play, please be considerate of other dogs, especially the wee ones. If you want a rowdy game of stick fetch, please move down the beach away from the group and let the rest of us enjoy just swimming with our dogs. And try to limit a bunch of barking. It is annoying, and some of us don’t want our dogs to learn bad habits. Thanks.

DOGS MUST WEAR PFD AT ALL TIMES when onboard.
Humans must have PFD aboard and easily accessible.
Keep dogs leashed until you’re on the water.
Bring water bowl and poop bags for dogs.
Park sensibly, the lot will be very full by the time we finish.
Plan on launching around 10:00. Arrive before that and be ready to go.

***Okay for Intex greenies.***

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Use meetup mapping or GPS to get to park. When you turn into park, take the road fork to the right. Pass the first parking lot, it’s in full sun. Follow road to second parking area under the trees. There is another boat ramp there and cars will stay cooler.

**PLEASE KEEP YOUR KAYAK TO THE **LEFT** ON THE BOAT RAMP. There are 5-6 lanes, and the boaters with trailers use the ones on the right.**

Details

Date:
July 24
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/tailsonthetrail-stl/events/287181990

Venue

George Winter St Louis County Park
401 Allen Rd
Fenton, MO 63026 us

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