Thursday, May 8, 2008

Waters downstream ... May 31 Big Sioux River trip

Here's some news on an upcoming event.

The Siouxland Heritage Museums will host their second Big Sioux River Fur Trade Canoe Trip on May 31. The 14-mile downstream trip goes from the Big Sioux Recreation Area near Brandon to the Grandview Road boat ramp, near Lake Alvin.

Museum staff provide history of the fur trade in South Dakota and the role of the Big Sioux in the industry in the Midwest.

From their Web site, "Admission for the day will be $22 for adults and $15 for kids 12-17 accompanied by an adult."

It's a bring-your-own-boat event. But they say:

"Rentals can be acquired based upon availability of the suppliers. Space is limited for this unique river tour. Call (605) 367-4210 to register."

I assume this means byob, i.e., the fee does not include a boat rental. Just to clarify. But call 'em up, we had members who did this trip last year and enjoyed it.

Did you take part in this event last year? If so, post to the comments and tell people if it's worth the price, if you would be so kind.


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