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Upcoming Events

Sunset and Full Moon Paddle


Sunset and Full Moon Paddle

Friday, June 21

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM



AgesResidentNonresidentAdditional Child ResidentAdditional Child Nonresident
Adults $5.00 $7.00 $5.00 $7.00

This event requires registration.

Registration is open.

Registration closes at 12 am CST the day of the program. Please register before then to reserve your spot.

Email with questions or to inquire about accommodations.

Available seats: 8


Bring your own boat (canoe, kayak, SUP) and paddle gear to celebrate the Summer Solstice and experience the sun set and full moon rise while on Sterling Lake. Co-led by a volunteer who knows the lake and the wildlife that use it well. In case of unfavorable conditions for a paddle, the program may change to a hike rather than cancel.

Registration required.

Forms need to be completed for each participant. Download and fill these out prior to arriving, and bring them with the night of the program. 

Wear quick-dry clothes (no jeans, no 100% cotton fabric) and shoes with a heel strap and closed toes that will get wet (no flip-flops, Crocs or slides). Bring a water bottle.

Participants are expected to bring and wear life jackets properly while on the water and follow safety guidelines stated by the program leaders. 

If the paddle changes to a hike, participants will be notified by email or phone call with details.

Meet at the Sterling Lake boat launch at Van Patten Woods. Entrance is off Hwy 173, just east of Hwy 41. PDF map is available to download along with the required forms.


Guest Speaker

Christy Condon

Van Patten Woods 15838 West Route 173
Wadsworth, IL, 60083

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