The Pueblo Chieftan

Last full moon paddle trip set

It’s peaceful, tranquil, quiet.

When the breeze is slight, the waters are calm.

And when it comes to a full moon, whether it’s hiking, walking or watching it from the front porch, taking a canoe or kayak out on Lake Pueblo State Park makes the site almost otherworldly.

Lake Pueblo State Park, in conjunction with Colorado State University-Pueblo Outdoor Pursuits and The Edge: Ski, Paddle and Pack, is hosting the last “Learn to Paddle” opportunity of the year.

And a way to experience the rising of the full moon in a different light.

This fun event gives people a chance to moonlight kayak and canoe the lake.

Enjoy the full moon on the lake from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19.

This is a weather permitting event.

If the rains come in, call ahead of time to make sure the event is still a go.

If you have a kayak, canoe or paddleboard, bring it to the south boat ramp at 6:45 p.m.

If you do not have a kayak or canoe and would like to try it, this is your chance. CSU-P and The Edge will provide rentals for $15, which includes the kayak or canoe, life jacket, paddles and lights. Kayak and canoe instructors will be on hand for instruction and to paddle along with the group.

Spaces are limited so pre-registration is a must for both rentals and “bring your own” boats.

For more information and to pre-register, contact Ranger Darcy Mount at darcy.mount@state.co.us or 561-9320.

Parks passes are required on all vehicles entering the park, and the $15 rental fee does not include a parks pass.

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