Learn to kayak and rappel at North Bend State Park Sept. 3, 2016

Updated 3 years ago Edited from a Press Release
Learn to kayak and rappel at North Bend State Park Sept. 3, 2016

CAIRO, W.Va. – Introductory courses teaching guests to kayak and rappel will be offered Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at North Bend State Park.


“This is our newest ‘Outdoors in the Parks’ initiative designed to provide basic instruction and equipment to get people started in a new activity,” said North Bend State Park Supt. Steve Jones.


The new rappelling program starts at 10 a.m. The Big-Easy rock cliffs, located just above the North Fork of the Hughes River, are the setting for this 2.5-hour course that includes instruction on safety, knots, techniques and equipment use. The cost of the course is $65 and includes all transportation and equipment.


Kayaking on North Bend State Park Lake takes place in a classic flat-water setting. The two-hour instruction begins at 6 p.m. and includes safety information, balance, basic paddle strokes and a review of equipment.  Class sizes are small with a one-instructor-to-six-kayakers ratio. The cost of the course is $30 and includes all equipment.


Reservations for these events are required and can be made by calling 304-643-2931.


North Bend State Park offers a variety of outdoor experiences and activities as part of the Quest program.. Located in Ritchie County near Harrisville and Cairo, the park is open year-round with a lodge, cabins and camping. Visitors can enjoy the North Bend Rail Trail and a 305-acre fishing lake and a boathouse with equipment rentals of kayaks, canoes, Jon boats and pontoons. More information is available at www.northbendsp.com.

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