August 10, 2007

'Moonlight Canoeing' available at campus lake

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Recreational Sports and Services is presenting three nights of "Moonlight Canoeing," open to the general public.

Anyone with valid photo identification can enjoy a free ride in a paddleboat or canoe from 8 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 28, Sept. 26 and Oct. 26. Located at the Lake-on-the-Campus Boat Dock, each water vessel holds two-four people.

Organizers accept no reservations as they loan the canoes and paddleboats on a first-come, first-served basis. Moonlight canoeing is traditionally quite popular, drawing up to 70 or more participants during summer months and 120 each night during the school year.

For more information, contact Jeff Goelz at 618/453-1376 or via e-mail at or visit the Recreational Sports and Services Web site at