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Kevin's Lazy River Adventure is a 10.5 mile community float trip on the Big Coal River in Boone County. The event takes place every last saturday in July.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
The annual Kevin’s Lazy River Adventure, scheduled for July 27, 2013, will be better than ever. Over the last five years, the event has grown to over 100 boats and 150 participants.
Boats will put in at John Slack Park in Racine and take out at Dartmont Park in Ashford. The Big Coal River Branch of the Coal River Group will have their annual free West Virginia Picnic at the end of the float at the Dartmont Park.
The 10-mile float is a fantastic community outing, and we hope you will consider being a part of this great day.
Canoes and kayaks will be available to rent from Coal River Kayak. To reserve a boat for the float, call 304-722-3055.
Contact Teresa Perdue 304-836-5948 or Mary Browning 304-837-3702 for any questions.
Directions to John Slack Park in Racine, WV where the float/adventure begins:
Take I77 south east and exit at Marmet #89. Turn right onto route 94 and drive 10 miles to Racine. At Racine go left at the Y onto Route 3 and travel 0.05 miles. The park will be on your right.
Directions to Dartmont Park – take out & the WV Picnic:
Top of Lens Creek Mnt. on Rt. 94 turn on Ashford road. Go under the trestle, turn right, the park will be on your left after traveling around 2 miles.
Last year's Kevin's event took place on Saturday, July 28, 2012. 141 people in 91 boats paddled the Big Coal from Racine to Ashford.
The Coal River Group's Big Coal River Branch organizes the event every July. The float starts at John Slack Park in Racine, WV, and finishes at Dartmont Park in Ashford, WV, with a West Virginia picnic.