Fort Campbell, KY – If you haven’t tried out some of the Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs yet – July is the perfect time to sign up! Outdoor Recreation will start the month off with a King’s Bluff Climbing Trip on July 7th from 9:00am until 2:00pm. Ages 12 and above are invited to participate and the cost is $35.00 per person; transportation and equipment are provided.
King’s Bluff is some of the best climbing in Middle Tennessee and is located just 15 minutes from post. Please bring appropriate clothing, water, snacks, and a packed lunch. This trip is geared towards beginners so all are welcome. Preregistration is required by 4:00pm on July 6th.Are you interested in learning how to kayak or just want to work on your skills? Come out on July 8th from 6:00pm until 9:00pm for the Whitewater Kayak Pool Clinic and the Outdoor Recreation staff will work with you on various techniques which include boat selection, proper fitting, paddle strokes, bracing and even the Eskimo roll. These sessions are designed for all experience levels. Ages 12 and over may participate and must preregister by 4:00pm on July 6th. Participants will meet at Gardner Pool for the class.
Are you looking for something the entire Family can do together? On July 14th and 15th, Outdoor Rec will be hosting a LBL Family Camping Weekend. With 170,000 acres and over 300 miles of undeveloped shore line, Land Between the Lakes is the perfect summer getaway. Outdoor Recreation will be providing canoes, kayaks, bikes, dinner and breakfast. Fishing is allowed but make sure you obtain the proper licenses from the Outdoor Recreation Main Office prior to departure. The trip leaves on July 14th at 1:00pm and will return on July 15th at approximately noon. The cost is $19.00 per person. This is a great way to relax under the stars with your Family. Please bring your own tent or any additional items you may need for the trip. Preregistration is required by 4:00pm on July 12th.
Put those new-found kayaking skills to use and join Outdoor Recreation on July 21st for a Caney Fork Kayak Trip. This trip will leave at 8:00am and return at 6:00pm. The cost is $25.00 and ages 10 and above may participate. The Caney Fork is a Class I river with world class trout fishing. Let Outdoor Recreation help you enjoy a wonderful day on the river paddling their sit-on-top kayaks. Don’t forget to obtain a fishing license and trout stamp if you plan to fish. You’ll be floating a 5 to 8 mile stretch of water so remember to bring plenty of sun screen, food and water. Preregistration is required by 4:00pm on July 19th.
Nashville area. With over 8 miles of exciting single track on Old Hickory Lake, Lock Four has something to offer cyclists of all levels of experience. Don’t forget to bring food, water and closed toe shoes. Helmets and bikes will be provided. Preregistration is required by 4:00pm on July 20th.
Take a relaxing Family Floats on July 25th from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. Ages 6 and above may participate and the cost is $10.00 per person. All transportation and equipment is included. You will paddle a five mile stretch of the Cumberland River. Located in downtown Clarksville, the Cumberland River is a great location to spend the afternoon canoeing. Preregistration is required by 4:00pm on July 24th.
The Ocoee River, located in Southeastern Tennessee, is one of the gems in the whitewater industry. On July 28th, Outdoor Recreation will be taking a trip to this home of the 1996 US Olympics where they will paddle 5+ miles with rapids ranging from Class III to IV. The cost is $85.00 per person. Transportation and all rafting equipment are included. Participants must be at least 14 years old. Please bring secure shoes (no flip flops), lunch and extra money for souvenirs or dinner on the ride home. Preregistration is required by 4:00pm on July 17th.
For more information about their July activities, please call Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs at 270.412.7854.