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Presque Isle State Park | Lagoons Boat Launch

Erie, PA 16505

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Paddlers of all types and skill levels are invited to join us for a day of fun on the waterways of Presque Isle! The 5.5 mile poker run takes you through the Presque Isle Lagoons, Marina Lake, Presque Isle Bay, Horseshoe Pond, Misery Bay and Graveyard Pond to finish where you started! Particpants draw a random card at each of five stops along the way to acheive the best five-card poker hand. Prize for the best 5-card poker hand is $300 and the worst 5-card hand is $150!

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  • Participants should plan to arrive at the Lagoons Boat Launch 45 minutes prior to their selected launch time to unload boats & gear, park your car at Beach 11 and hitch a shuttle ride back to the launch site at the Lagoons Boat Launch.

  • After launching, paddlers will follow the 5.5 mile circuit through the Presque Isle Lagoons, Marina Lake, Presque Isle Bay, Horseshoe Pond, Misery Bay and Graveyard Pond to finish where they started.

  • There will be 5 "card stops" along the way marked clearly with a large flag marked "CHECKPOINT"

  • Direction of travel will alternate with each launch time

  • Participants may earn a maximum of two extra cards by picking up trash along the way and/or purchasing a donation Card before launching or when you return from the paddle

  • At the finish marker (same location as where you started), participants must report their self-determined BEST poker hand

  • Upon completion of the course, stick around for a post-paddle picnic at the Start/Finish location!

  • When you're finished, the same shuttle will transport you back to your vehicle at Beach 11.

Cost per paddler is $39 and includes:

  • players card

  • commemorative P.I. Poker Paddle T-shirt

  • safety whistle

  • Post-paddle meal with choice of burger, vege burger, hotdog, pulled pork sandwich and chips & drink

  • door prize ticket for a chance to win some fun paddling related prizes

  • and the gratification of knowing that your participation helps bring to life worthwhile projects that enhance Presque Isle State Park!

Bring Your Own Boat OR Rent a Boat

This is a “Bring Your Own Boat” event. What if you want to participate but don’t have a boat? No worries, for a small additional fee you can have a kayak and necessary safety gear waiting for you at the launch.

To reserve a kayak prior to the event, contact:

TICKETS TO THE PRESQUE ISLE POKER PADDLE ON AUGUST 18, 2019 ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - THIS INCLUDES INCIDENSES RELATED TO SEVERE WEATHER.

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Presque Isle State Park | Lagoons Boat Launch

Erie, PA 16505

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