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“LUAU” at Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park
May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Come on out May 14 to the Scubadillo Dive Club�s annual Luau Festival and �Spring Olympics� completion. This year we will be testing out a new, nearby dive destination in Glen Rose called Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park. This scenic lake park will be a great place for diving, our fun land games for prizes, and our Luau feast. Getting there
Glen Rose is located on Hwy. 67 south of the Ft. Worth area and slightly southwest of Waxahachie approximately 77 miles from D/FW Airport. You could do an easy day-trip from Dallas or make a weekend of it and also visit the nearby Dinosaur Valley State Park or go over to the 1,700-acre Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. From the Dallas area, take I-35 past the Dallas Zoo and take the right-hand split on Hwy. 67 to Duncanville, Cedar Hill, Midlothian, Alvarado and Cleburne. In Glen Rose, take Bo Gibbs Blvd. (CR 301) near the Expo Center/La Quinta intersection and go a half-mile west to see the park entrance where you will veer left at the �Y� intersection onto CR 326. Look for the Scubadillo signs and banners (diving beginning around 11 a.m.) for our location in the park. We will be trying to grab a few picnic tables, set up some canopies and extra tables, so bring your own chairs, refreshments, dive gear, lunch and friendly charm. The park does have nice restrooms. The day-use park entrance fee is $8 per person with children under 13 $4 (no overnight camping in park). The park is located southeast of another former dive site � Squaw Creek Reservoir – next to the Commanche Peak Nuclear power plant. Diving
Expect low 70�s on the surface at this time of year and colder past the various thermoclines as the lake can get past 60 feet for true deep dives. Bring proper hoods, gloves and lights if you go this deep as it is a night dive at this depth � but the water gets clearer! Divers this month (April) reported 20-40 foot visibility at all depth levels, so it was pretty clear for a lake with lots of fish and sunken objects. Spring Olympic Games
Starting around 1:30 p.m. we will start our fun land games where two-person teams earn points from a series of game competitions (horse shoes, golf putting, Frisbee toss, etc.) in order to earn prizes. This is a family-friendly event where kids are welcomed to participate. Pets are allowed in the park, but must be on a short (6 ft. or less) leash and you have to pick up any deposits. Luau Feast
The Scubadillos will begin their Luau Feast of Hawaiian Chicken and some other grilled goodies around 4 p.m. Please bring a side dish to share with your Scubadillo friends. Visible alcoholic beverages are not allowed at the park (like most park rules), so do bring appropriate beverage containers for your favorite dinner drink. We will have Luau decorations around our site, so dress up in your favorite tropical attire! We will send out a notice closer to the event to get a headcount for the dinner.
Go to scubadillos.com for more info.
You may want to bring a light lunch if you plan on diving in the morning to tied you over for a 4:00�Luau Feast of Hawaiian chicken.