Events

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Red Rock Eco Tours with Canoesport Outfitters 8:30 am
Red Rock Eco Tours with Canoesport Outfitters @ 2nd Left inside Elk Rock State Park
Jul 6 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
This brief tour introduces those with no experience to the fun of kayaking in either single or tandem sea kayaks. Our instructors will teach you how to land and launch your kayak properly, how to[...]
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Iowa Project AWARE
Iowa Project AWARE
Jul 7 – Jul 12 all-day
Iowa Project AWARE.     River Segments and details TBD. Iowa Project AWARE, the state’s premiere river cleanup & education event, sponsored by a partnership of nonprofit N-Compass Inc., the Iowa DNR, and the State Hygienic[...]
Beginners Paddling Tour of Raccoon River with CanoeSport Outfitter 8:30 am
Beginners Paddling Tour of Raccoon River with CanoeSport Outfitter @ meet at highway F-90 near Booneville.
Jul 7 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy a fun, leisurely float trip down the Raccoon River from Adel or Puckerbrush Access to Booneville. CanoeSport Outfitters will coordinate the shuttling of boats and people from the take-out to the put-in. Staff will[...]
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Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get off the couch and into a kayak. Kayaking is a great leisure time recreational activity that can be enjoyed by individuals or the whole family. The CrawDaddy fleet of 16+ kayaks provides options for[...]
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Iowa Summer Games Rowing Competition, Waterloo
Iowa Summer Games Rowing Competition, Waterloo
Jul 13 all-day
Jul 13; Iowa Summer Games Rowing Competition, Waterloo. Commissioner  Danelle Stipes danelle-stipes@uiowa.edu  Info at https://www.iowagames.org/event/summer-iowa-games/
Red Rock Adventure Tours with CanoeSport Outfitters 8:30 am
Red Rock Adventure Tours with CanoeSport Outfitters @ Elk Rock State Park Boat Ramp
Jul 13 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for an extended excursion along the limestone cliffs and to the sea cave along the Elk Rock State Park shoreline. The route and distance covered will vary according to weather conditions and the[...]
SUP Fundamentals I with CanoeSport Outfitters 8:30 am
SUP Fundamentals I with CanoeSport Outfitters
Jul 13 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
SUP Fundamentals I Prerequisite: None $53.50 (FREE! to CanoeSport SUP Buyers) Discover the fun and simplicity of Stand-Up Paddling. This course focuses on helping you get on your board, improving your balance, and efficiently paddling[...]
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Kohlmann Park – Waverly 10:00 am
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Kohlmann Park – Waverly @ Kohlmann Park - Waverly
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get off the couch and into a kayak. Kayaking is a great leisure time recreational activity that can be enjoyed by individuals or the whole family. The CrawDaddy fleet of 16+ kayaks provides options for[...]
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Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic at Lake Sugema 5:00 pm
Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic at Lake Sugema @ North Boat Ramp at Lake Sugema
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Pre-registration required 5:00 and 6:30 sessions ( last one hour) Meet at the North Boat Ramp at Lake Sugema Beat the heat and try something new this summer. You can reserve your hour session for some[...]
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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Clear Lake
Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Clear Lake @ City Park
Jul 20 all-day
Jul 20; Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Clear Lake, IA. The Clear Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will hold its annual boat rendezvous at Clear Lake’s City Park lakefront and[...]
Iowa Summer Games Canoe Kayak Flatwater Competition, Ames
Iowa Summer Games Canoe Kayak Flatwater Competition, Ames @ Ada Hayden Park
Jul 20 all-day
Jul 20; Iowa Summer Games Canoe Kayak Flatwater Competition, Ada Hayden Park, Ames. Commissioner Dave Hillman crdragon@gmail.com  Info at https://www.iowagames.org/event/summer-iowa-games/
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Whitewater Kayak Clinic with Dubuque Conservation 2:00 pm
Whitewater Kayak Clinic with Dubuque Conservation @ Swiss Valley Nature Center
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Two dates: Wed. July 24 and Wed. August 7 ($50 fee includes both Clinics)  Where: Meet at Swiss Valley Nature Center then drive to Manchester, IA What: This all-levels clinic is designed to introduce you[...]
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Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get off the couch and into a kayak. Kayaking is a great leisure time recreational activity that can be enjoyed by individuals or the whole family. The CrawDaddy fleet of 16+ kayaks provides options for[...]
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Raccoon River Paddling/Camping Trip with CanoeSport Outfitter
Raccoon River Paddling/Camping Trip with CanoeSport Outfitter @ Walnut Woods State Park (take out)
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day
Join CanoeSport Outfitters for an overnight canoe and kayak camping trip on the Raccoon River. The trip will begin at Adel Island Park where we’ll discuss packing your canoe or kayak. On the water CanoeSport[...]
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Great River Rumble (GRR) Weeklong Paddle Camping Adventure
Great River Rumble (GRR) Weeklong Paddle Camping Adventure @ Lower Cedar, Iowa, & Mississippi Rivers
Jul 27 – Aug 3 all-day
Jul 27-Aug 3; Great River Rumble (GRR). Annual weeklong paddle with shuttles, campsites, meals, & gear transport. 2019 route will include 106 miles on lower Cedar River, Iowa River, thru Lock & Dam 18 on[...]
32nd annual Cedar River Festival Group Cleanup 8:30 am
32nd annual Cedar River Festival Group Cleanup @ Island Park in Cedar Falls
Jul 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Who’s ready for the cleanup? It’s almost time! Join us for the 32nd annual Cedar River Festival Group Cleanup Volunteers will meet Saturday, July 27, 8:30 a.m., at Island Park in Cedar Falls for a[...]
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Youth Paddle Camp @ Jester Park: Granger 9:00 am
Youth Paddle Camp @ Jester Park: Granger
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – Jul 31 @ 3:30 pm
For Youth 12-16 years old. Learn Canoe and Kayaking skills.  Register by July 16. Questions, call 515-323-5339
River Float with Crawdaddy Outdoors
River Float with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ River Float with Crawdaddy Oudoors
Jul 30 all-day
River Floats What a great way to spend a summer day! Join the CrawDaddy Crew as they guide you down rivers in North East Iowa. No prior kayaking experience is required. This summer, we will[...]
Kayak Safety Basics with Linn County Conservation 6:00 pm
Kayak Safety Basics with Linn County Conservation @ Pinicon Ridge Park
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Safety Basics Tuesday, July 30,  6-8 pm at Pinicon Ridge Park Have you purchased a new kayak? Would you like some education to help you to become a better, more skilled paddler? The backwaters at[...]
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