At the finish line race volunteers pull canoes from the river for the weary paddlers and everyone enjoys hamburgers, cold drinks and watermelon. The shuttle starts to run, taking racers to the starting line to pick up autos. Awards are presented when all paddlers in a class have crossed the finish line. A drag boat sweeps the river from starting line to finish to make sure no stragglers remain on the river.
To the start: From E. Loop 256 in Palestine take SH 155 North 21 miles to Frankston, TX. Turn east (right) on US 175 and travel approx. 3.4 miles to FM 1892 and turn left. From there follow the signs a short distance to the primitive camping area and starting line behind Blackburn Damn and Lake Palestine.