The Coupling MetroPark Making a Reservation Reservations are accepted one year in advance of the planned use date through the Reservations Office at 419-625-7783 ext. 221 or [email protected] Payment is required at the time of reservation, and may be made by credit card, check, cash, or money order. Access to buildings and canoes is by access code and/or key(s) issued at the time the reservation process is completed. If reserving canoes only, you must pick them up at the Reservations Office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.—4 p.m. Outdoor area behind the Station House 11618 SR 13 (Mudbrook Rd), Milan, OH Fee Schedule Depot Station House County Residents: $100 Out-of-County Residents: $150 The Coupling MetroPark Reservable Facilities USER’S GUIDE Overnight Lodging Reservation maximum 26 Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Checkout: 2:00 p.m. County Residents: $125 /night Out-of County Resident: $175/night Canoes County Residents: $15 Out-of-County Residents: $20 The fee includes use of one 17 foot aluminum canoe with paddles & lifejackets. Canoe reservations may be arranged in addition to your stay April-October. Rescheduling & Cancellations Cancellations may be made at anytime. Fees are NOT refunded unless Erie MetroParks must cancel the reservation. Train Cars—sleeping quarters Erie MetroParks Requests for rescheduling that are received less than two weeks prior to the scheduled use date will be treated as a cancellation. A reservation may be rescheduled at no charge provided an acceptable date, time and equally priced facility are available. Directions-The park is located in central Erie County between Milan and Huron. From SR 2, take SR 13 (Mudbrook Rd) exit and turn south. About 3/4 mile after crossing Mason Road you’ll see the park on your left; train cars and a caboose are next to the Station House and parking lot. If you drive over the Ohio Turnpike overpass you’ve traveled too far. A seasonal access road leading down to the canoe landing is located off the parking lot next to the train cars. Erie MetroParks 3910 Perkins Ave Huron, OH 44839 419-625-7783 1212 The Coupling MetroPark 11618 State Route 13 Milan, Ohio eriemetroparks.com to make after-dark use of the Depot Station House, the adjacent backyard and front parking lot, train car bunkhouses and adjacent deck. All other after-dark activities require special authorization. Quiet time is from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. The Depot Station House & Overnight Lodging Is available year-round for meetings, family gatherings and other activities for a maximum of 26 people. Features include the Depot Station House, the backyard area, sleeping accommodations in the heated railroad train car bunk houses and a kitchen which has a microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Mattresses and fans are provided for use in the train cars. Please bring any additional items you may need. Some pots and pans are provided. Check-in/Check-out Schedule: Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Checkout: 2:00 p.m. For groups of children staying overnight who are under the age of 12, a ratio of no less than 1 adult (over 18 years) for every 10 children is required at all times. For groups of children staying overnight who are between the ages of 12 & 17, a ratio of 1 adult for every 20 children is required. All outdoor areas of the park are closed from dark to 7 a.m., however, with your overnight reservation you are authorized Canoeing Check List At the end of your visit, please complete and sign the Checkout List. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: 1. Alcoholic beverages, harmful drugs and disorderly conduct are not permitted. 2. Smoking is not permitted inside any building. 3. Your checkout list and keys are on the depot table. 4. Fires are permitted in the designated fire ring. Please do not relocate the fire ring. Fires must never be left unattended and must be extinguished at the end of use. 5. Do not cook food in the Depot fireplace. 6. Sleeping in tents and vehicles is not allowed. 7. For your cleanup convenience, a broom is provided along with trash bags and bins. 8. Pets are not permitted in any park building. Canoe Use Guidelines All State watercraft regulations apply during canoe use and are summarized with the following canoe use tips. Each 17’ aluminum canoe weighs about 75 lbs. and canoes are to be lifted on and off the canoe rack. The maximum capacity of each canoe is generally 3 adults or 5 children or 670 lbs. For your safety, do not overload a canoe. Maintain at least 2 inches above the water on each side of the canoe. One lifejacket must be present in each watercraft for each person on board. Lifejackets and paddles are provided with reservation of the canoes. All children under the age of 10 must wear an approved, properly sized and secured lifejacket at all times while on the water. Erie MetroParks encourages all watercraft users to wear a lifejacket while on the water. Some river locations are up to 14 feet deep. All canoe use must be directly supervised by a minimum of one adult (18yrs or older). In case of more than one canoe, at least one other person with canoeing experience must participate with each use. Please respect the private property rights of others who own lands adjoining the Huron River. Most of the land on the banks of the river is privately owned and should not be visited without permission of the owner. Canoe rack and equipment shed keys are labeled. Your key unlocks both your reserved canoe rack and the equipment shed. At the end of your canoe use, put the key(s) in the key return slot located in the north side office door. Lock the rack and shed after you take out your canoe and equipment. At the conclusion of your visit, please clean off the life vests and paddles so they are ready for the next group. Check that all equipment is put away and the canoe rack and equipment shed is locked. All canoe use begins and ends at The Coupling MetroPark canoe landing. Erie MetroParks does not run a canoe livery service - the distance you paddle away from the landing is the same amount of distance that you’ll need to paddle back to the landing.
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