HUBBARD – From kayak races to a kids zone full of activities; a northeast Nebraska State Recreation Area (SRA) will have plenty to offer this weekend.
According to a release from the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, ‘The Great No Wake Weekend’ is scheduled for Saturday, June 12 at Kramper Lake near Hubbard.
The Danish Alps SRA will offer the relay race for kayaks, paddle battle (kayak tug-a-war), a beginner kayaking area, fishing and the kids zone.
A four-member team will need your own kayaks and life-jackets for the relay race as the minimum age for the relay race is 16 with one member required to be over 18 years of age. Relay race registration forms are available on the Nebraska Northeast Parks Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with competing for the title of Champion Water Skimmer, Scheels is sponsoring prizes for each team member being a $100 Scheels gift card for first place, $50 each for runner-up and $25 each for third place.
Due to the great support from the event sponsors, a fundraiser fee has been lowered from $40 per person to $20 per person which will fund future development of Kramper Lake’s kayak accessibility. The fee will be collected the day of as check-in is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and the race to start promptly at 9 a.m. on Saturday. All relay race participants will receive an event t-shirt. Also, a unique gift will be awarded to the team with the most (clean) unique name. The relay race is limited to 30 teams.
All other event activities are free.
For Paddle Battle, the minimum age is 10 years old and you will want a partner since tandem kayaks will be provided by Nebraska Game and Parks. Check-in will begin at 2 p.m. for the kayak tug-a-war and competition starts at 2:30 p.m.
Other events taking place include All-Day Beginners Kayaking with kayaks provided by Game and Parks, Water Experiments and Balloon toss from 10:30 a.m. – noon (or until the balloons are gone), Josh the Otter Water Safety program at 12:30 p.m. and an evening kayaking tour (provide your own personal kayak) at 7:30 p.m.
Carols Kitchen will be present 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. serving hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, cheese balls, chicken strips, bottled water and more. A Nebraska state park vehicle permit is required as Nebraska licensed vehicles are $6 and non-Nebraska licensed vehicles are $8.
Like Nebraska Northeast Parks on Facebook or call Ponca State Park at 402-755-2284 for additional details.