Doug Mark

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Doug Mark is an avid paddling enthusiast who once paddled at least once per month for 36 months in a row and enjoys paddling in all weather. He was once awarded a paddle by Canoe & Kayak magazine for best letter of the month; he doesn't believe that the decision of the judges was swayed at all by three-fourths of the letters submitted coming from prison inmates.

Are You Trespassing? Know the Rules of Indiana’s Waterways

Due to weather and various things breaking around my house I haven’t been able to get on the water much this summer, so I thought I’d put something together before they give my spot away to someone who has actually paddled a boat recently. Presenting the exciting subject of...

Pokagon State Park and Lake James

If you want a state park with easy access Pokagon State Park is the one; it has its own exit, and it is literally about two minutes from Interstate 69. Pokagon is best known for winter activities, as it features the only refrigerated toboggan run in the state, but...

Kickapoo State Park

This report is not about an Indiana destination, but Kickapoo State Park near Danville, Illinois isn’t far over the western state line, and it is just a few minutes from I-74 so it is very easy to get to. Park entry is free, there are opportunities for many different...

How to buy a canoe or kayak in Indiana

My editor is stalking me at church now, so I had to get something up here... (editors note: That's true...) I have acquired boats through several different sources; so far only one has been new. I'm in the market for a couple more now, so I thought I'd put together some...

Cagles Mill Lake Paddling Trip

I finally made it onto the water. After receiving and placing on our boats the non-motorized lake permits covered in earlier articles, we headed out to Cagles Mill Lake with the goal of a long-delayed trip to Cataract Falls. Unfortunately, sometimes a trip just doesn’t go like you expect....

An unfortunate lack of planning

Well, this is embarrassing. In January I wrote a post about buying the DNR Lake Permit early in the year, so whenever the time came to get on the water it would be on-hand ready to slap on the boat. Let's just say I should have listened to myself. During...

2016 Indiana DNR Lake Permit

The weather and my schedule still aren't cooperating so that I can get out on the water, but while thinking about paddling I remembered something that I should have included in my paddling gift guide: The 20016 Indiana DNR Lake Permit. The Indiana DNR non-motorized watercraft permit is required for...

Paddling Gift Guide

The weather didn’t cooperate with our planned Black Friday paddle, so below are a few few gift suggestions for the paddler on your Christmas list. If you're looking for a local business to support, Rusted Moon in Broad Ripple and J.L. Waters in Bloomington have a more thorough selection...