March 20, 2013

‘Moonlight Canoeing’ begins March 27

by Jance Staten

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- As the warmer weather approaches, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services invites everyone to participate in “Moonlight Canoeing.”

Moonlight canoe rides on Campus Lake are available on the nights when there will be a full moon. The events are set for March 27, April 25, May 25, June 23 and July 22.  Each night from 8 to 10 p.m., anyone with a valid photo identification may enjoy a free canoe or paddleboat ride departing from the Campus Lake Boat Dock.

Moonlight canoeing is free and open to the public.  Organizers suggest early arrival as the canoes and paddleboats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  There is no need for reservations.

For more information, contact Jeff Goelz at 618/453-1376 or by e-mail at Or look online at