Mack Calander

Art in the Blueway:

A series of active living events to showcase McCormick County’s quality of life: Outdoor Recreation, Healthy Living and the Arts. 


PaddleMACK – Paddle for programs  


WHEN : Labor Day, Sept. 3rd / 8:30am registration / 9:30 Events begin 

WHERE: Baker’s Creek State Park 

WHY:  To highlight our community’s best resources: the arts center, our outdoor recreational facilities and state parks.  To raise necessary funds to support our local arts council. 

WHO:  The McCormick Arts Council and the Little River Blueway invite all ages to participate in a series of kayak events. Participants will be able to compete within their age/gender groups for speed heats, enjoy an EcoTour provided by Little River Blueway or go “kayak crazy” in the Kiddie Kayak course.  Participants are asked to contribute a $15 registration fee to participate for any, or all, events.  Competitors are also asked to find sponsors for their speed event. 

The MACK will release registration details shortly. (please remember Baker’s creek has a $2 entrance fee) 

HOW:  Three course event:

            1.  Speed Heats – Please solicit sponsorships for this event.  Compete within your age/gender group.


            2.  EcoTour –   Little River Blueway will be offering Ecotours to all interested kayakers.

            This is the BLACK COURSE.

            3.  Kiddie Kayaks – a fun course for young, young-at-heart or first time paddlers.

            This is the GREEN COURSE 

Kayak Rentals will be available (or provided) through our guides and sponsors.  Canoes are welcome.  

Accommodations available at :

Bakers Creek (camping)

Hickory Knob (lodging)

LINKS Provided below  


$15 Pre-Registration to include entrance fee to Baker’s Creek (one day only)

Pre-registration Benefits: No lines, easy entrance,

Entrance Tags

$15 Registration Fee – participants are responsible for BCSP

Entrance Fees: General – $2 / $1.25- Seniors / Free -Under 15 

Additional Info

Registration fee allows access to all three courses.

Participants for the speed heat course are to solicit sponsorships for their competition.  Sponsorship funds will be collected as the participants register.

Prizes will be awarded according to age/gender groups. 


$15 Preregistration to include entrance fee to Baker’s Creek

Pre-registration Benefits

Entrance Tags

$15 Registration Fee – participants are responsible for BCSP

Entrance Fees: General – $2 / $1.25- Seniors / Free -Under 15

Volunteers – How to register, Participant ID #, Direct to three courses

Kayak Events


Ecotour – Provided by Little River Blueway (BLACK COURSE)

For the Kiddies (GREEN COURSE)


Power Squadron – “Eyes on the water” (“Tug Boats”)

EMS / First Aid


1 Comment

  1. Heather (Quick As A:

    Oh, dear sweet Glo …

    I drive through town with a kayak on top of my car to remind EVERYONE about our pending water competition. I am only slow in keeping up with LINKland commentary! 2 new sponsors today! Ah … Victory is only 4 weeks away. Is th anyone else joining us. It would be a shame to beat you with no crowd.

    For all first timers, kayaks will be provided … A easy paced Ecotour will also be offered. Fun for all ages- expecially for any families are visiting for the holidays. $15 registration, sponsorships for races. All proceeds to support the MACK.
    Monday, September 4 th / registration opens 8:30, Events begin 9:30 and will continue until everyone has had a chance to try, race or coast. Water, and light snacks will be on concession.

    If you don’t want to pick sides 🙂 Riley is competing in the girls under 10. Her kayak will be available for any younger participants. She is also collecting sponsorships to compete! Forms are available at the MACK.

    Thank you to a fun, vibrant and supportive community.

    Heather (Quick As A Whips Snap) McNally

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