Arkansas River Float Thursday evening

As they have sooooooo many times in the past, the Arkansas River Coalition wants to share the river they care so much about Thursday evening. I’ve copied their entire press release below.
If you’ve never been on a ARC float, I can promise you they’re a great bunch of volunteers who are passionate about  getting more people interested in the Arkansas River.
Note the part below that says they an furnish equipment for those without. Also, no experience necessary.
Arkansas River Coalition Twilight Float for Thursday, June 27, departing by 6:30 p.m.


Contact Info: Contact Vince Marshall, e-mail:, home: 755-1473 or cell: 680-9669 to RSVP or for information.
Float Description:  On the Arkansas River in South Wichita, this is about a 3-mile course  that includes passage beneath several road bridges and a railroad bridge.  We will paddle along some mostly wooded river banks.  At this time, the river has more water available for a rather decent float.  The paddler will still need to search for that elusive deeper channel.  It probably will be a hot day with some wind.

Float Starts:  On the Arkansas River, accessed from near the Water Center at Herman Hill Park in South Wichita.  This park can be accessed from a north entrance on Pawnee west of the intersection with Broadway.

Float Ends:  Below the S. Hydraulic Street bridge over the Arkansas River.  The landing point is in the Chapin Park which has an drive entry south of the bridge.

Timetable:  Gather at the launch site around 5:30 p.m.; at about 6:00 p.m. run a shuttle on Pawnee and down Hydraulic St. to park vehicles at the landing site; back to the launch site and on the water by 6:30 p.m.; land boats and be off the river by sundown.

Suggested supply items:  Bring drinking water, a snack, sun protection, bug repellent and the usual safety and essential gear.

FootwearTo protect against sharp rocks, broken glass and other debris is case you need to exit your boat in the water, wear sandals, sneakers or boots- no flip flops.
REQUIRED- Bring a completed waiver of liability forms can be downloaded from the ARC web site,,

Need a kayak to participate in this float?  Contact Vince Marshall as soon as possible to make arrangements.  In any case, let Vince know byWednesday, June 26, if you are going on this float………

 CostThere is no cost for joining our floats which are made possible by voluntary, tax deductible, donations from friends, supporters and participants like you- $15 donation suggested when using ARC supplied equipment.  Please make donation checks payable to The Arkansas River Coalition, Inc.  In case of cash donation, write the amount of donation on the back side of your waiver of liability form.
The Arkansas River Coalition is much more than just a paddle club.  If you are not a member of ARC, please consider joining to support it’s mission to protect, restore and improve the entire watershed and enhance the well-being of all life it sustains.  Membership forms may be downloaded from our web site,