The event has been moved to first weekend in month of June.
The current COVID restrictions still in place in facilities managed by Pennsylvania state parks do not allow us to operate the event at full capacity in month of March. Thus, we are re-scheduling the event to a later date, hopeful that at that time, restrictions will be lifted, and permit granted. (if not, then event will be cancelled)
There will be a primitive group camping tent site pretty close to event HQ (2 km) that allows up to 60 people. That would make it easy for folks that are driving in to the event from faraway and want to pitch a tent for overnight stay. Folks that would to take advantage of this and camp, will be asked to make a small donation ($5-$10) to defray the cost of this campsite. There are 8 picnic tables, a fire ring, primitive restrooms. No alcohol permitted. Camping site will be available from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.
Given the circumstances of how this past year has gone, just having an event is a win. Being this scheduled in full blooming vegetation, it will feel very different from past Raccoongaine events, with vegetation-dense areas being of extra difficulty.
At the time of this writing (Feb 23), this is all tentative. A permit must still be issued, and we hare hoping for COVID restrictions to be lifted sometime in the Spring and permit issued for a full-capacity event.
Raccoon Creek state park has a lake beach for swimming, and lake for boating. A boat rental shop rents kayaks and canoes at relatively low prices ($12-$15/hr).
Registration is scheduled to open April 15.