2nd Annual Big Paddle at Frenchtown Pond State Park
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: June 5, 2019

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host the second annual Big Paddle at Frenchtown Pond State Park on Saturday, June 8th from 11am to 4pm. This free event is a partnership between The Trail Head, Love Boat Paddle, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Paddle enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels, we’ve got something for you. Test out demo equipment provided by The Trail Head. Experts will be on hand to offer instruction and guidance while you demo their equipment. Learn about the different paddle sports and check out a variety of new crafts.

Talk to river experts and pick up the skills you need to master Montana’s rivers or simply get out on the flat water for the first time. There will be instructors on the water for a variety of support, including youth and beginners training. Check out the Kids Booth, visit with AIS experts, learn about boat safety, enjoy food from the Covered Wagon and more! We will have live music from some of the members of Shakewell playing from 1pm onwards. All booths will have fun activities for adults and children. Be sure to enter the drawing for some cool giveaways.

Event Schedule:
ALL DAY – Demo Equipment
Work with experts from The Trail Head to pick out the crafts right for you and test them in the water.
ALL DAY – Training on the Water
There will be instructors on the water all day to help with transitioning from flatwater to streams and rivers, safety basics, and youth training.

1:00 PM – Colter Dykman of Shakewell begins the music!

For more information contact Isabella Flores at 406-207-2474 or Isabella.flores@mt.gov.

What: The Big Paddle

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11am to 4pm

Where: Frenchtown Pond State Park, 18401 Frontage Road, Frenchtown, MT

Cost: FREE

Frenchtown Pond State Park is a small, spring-fed lake that has a maximum depth of 18 feet. A variety of fish including sunfish, bass and bullhead provide fair catches during the summer. Frenchtown Pond State Park is also a favorite place for visitors to practice boardsailing, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkeling.

Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) to find your park and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

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