MACRA Championships

  • Hosted By: University of Cincinnati Rowing Team
  • 2018 Registered Regatta

Regatta address for competitors, boat trailers and spectators:

East Fork Lake State Park

3294 Elklick Rd.

Bethel, OH 45106


Look at this map:

  • The lake is marked with a red marker
  • But you want to enter the lake on the southern side
  • See where the East Fork State Park Office is marked?
  • That is where you want to enter
  • Which means you take Rt. 125 east from I-275:

1. from I-275 Exit #65

2. Take Beechmont Avenue (State Rte. 125) East to Amelia

3. Drive 11 miles on Rte. 125 to the light at Elklick Road.

4. Turn left on Elklick Road.

5. Take next left into East Fork State Park and follow signs to the Beach area.

***TRAILER DRIVERS should arrive by 10:30pm Saturday night. Park rangers will close the gates at the regatta site at 11:00pm.  IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER THIS, you can park your trailer at the Park Office where there is a large parking lot. ***

Parking for Regatta : SPECTATORS

Follow the signs to the Regatta to drop off any passangers and park in the parking lot to the left of the beach house.  If space runs out, exit the regatta area by going back up the hill and park in the outlying lots. 

Parking for Regatta : TEAMS

Please refer to the Course/Site Map at MACRA Championships map for clarification and locations of the parking areas and beach area.

Due to the limited amount of parking at the Beach regatta site, traffic will be controlled in the following ways:

1.        Saturday-

Teams will be allowed to unload their boats and set-up their team tents on Saturday without any restrictions as to

time and parking -- although the beach road access will be closed by the Park Rangers at 11pm.  

Team vans can drop off team members in the lower parking lot area. They can also park in this lot. If parking is full, vans can proceed back up the hill to the adjacent parking lot.

Team tents are to be set up in the marked area to the left on the grass between the pavilion and the beach. Tent placement is on a "first come first served” basis.Teams are allowed to place their boats and oars in the grass to the right of the beach as they enter the beach area down the hill from the park entrance; first come basis.

Trailers can be parked:

a) in the gravel area on the right hand side of the beach, above the docks. Park parallel with the beach.

// OR //

b) in the two right hand parking aisles perpendicular to the beach, across the white lined parking spots, leaving the middle open for traffic.  After the front most parking is established, teams can use the center of the aisles next to their respective trailers for boat storage.  **Please be courteous and leave room for a walking aisle.


2.         Sunday-

Teams will be allowed in the parking lot at the beach until 8:00am for dropping off their teams and equipment.

Depending on the volume of traffic, the access to the beach area may be

curtailed at 8:00 am and you will be asked to park in one of the out-lying parking

lots. Cars with handicap tags will be allowed to park at the beach parking lot at all times in the marked area.

3.       Team buses are asked to unload at the farthest row to the left from the entrance to

the parking lot. The curve at the end is a very tight fit for large tour buses and

East Fork State Park has limited bus turn around to that row due to damage to

the median. Buses will ONLY be allowed to park in the last two parking lots to the left. We ask

bus drivers to park at an angle in order to maximize space availability. Once those lots are filled buses will be

directed to park at an out-lying lot.