Events

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Kickapoo River Kayak or Backpack Trip with Crawdaddy Outdoors
Kickapoo River Kayak or Backpack Trip with Crawdaddy Outdoors
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
Join Crawdaddy Outdoors  for your choice of adventure. Choose to kayak on one the oldest and curviest rivers inthe Midwest or put on your boots and hike in the Ocooch Hills. Either option provides breathtaking[...]
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Scheels Paddle Demo, Kayak Basics and Safety Classes, Waterloo 11:00 am
Scheels Paddle Demo, Kayak Basics and Safety Classes, Waterloo @ KOA campground,  (on the beach)
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am
Event Hosted by Scheels (Cedar Falls, IA) and Hartman Reserve Nature Center Try before you buy new Stand up Paddle Boards, Kayaks and so much more. Scheels experts and company representatives will be on hand[...]
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Iowa DNR: 2-Day Kayak School for Naturalists and Trip Leaders
Iowa DNR: 2-Day Kayak School for Naturalists and Trip Leaders @ Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River)
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day
To register, go to :https://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Canoeing-Kayaking/How-to-Paddle/Canoe-Kayak-Schools Naturalists who take groups on trips or who are expected to conduct kayak instruction. About 1/3 classroom, and 2/3 on-water, the focus is on skills, hazard and river feature identification,[...]
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Annual Great Iowa River Race, Iowa City
Annual Great Iowa River Race, Iowa City @ Sturgis Ferry Park
Jun 8 all-day
Jun 8; Annual Great Iowa River Race, Sturgis Ferry Park to Hills Access, Iowa City.  Runs 9.25 miles, divisions for Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard, in both recreational and racing categories. Race start and check-in is at[...]
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Kayak Basics with Polk County 6:00 pm
Kayak Basics with Polk County @ Jester Park Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water. Pre-registration required; deadline June 11. Minimum[...]
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.
Jun 13 @ 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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Red Rock Adventure Tours with CanoeSport Outfitters 8:30 am
Red Rock Adventure Tours with CanoeSport Outfitters @ Elk Rock State Park Boat Ramp
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
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Youth Paddle Camp @Jester Park: Granger 9:00 am
Youth Paddle Camp @Jester Park: Granger
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – Jun 26 @ 3:30 pm
For youth 12-16 years old. Learn Canoe and Kayaking skills. Register by June 11. Questions @ 515-323-5339
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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.
Jun 27 @ 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 Whitewater Slalom Competition, Charles City
Iowa Summer Games Whitewater Slalom Competition, Charles City
Jun 29 all-day
Jun 29; Iowa Summer Games Whitewater Slalom Competition, Charles City.  Commissioner Piper Wall piperwall@q.com  Info at https://www.iowagames.org/event/summer-iowa-games/
Red Rock Eco Tours with Canoesport Outfitters 8:30 am
Red Rock Eco Tours with Canoesport Outfitters @ 2nd Left inside Elk Rock State Park
Jun 29 @ 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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