Events

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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[...]
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Iowa DNR, Canoe School: Swift Water Rescue 9:00 am
Iowa DNR, Canoe School: Swift Water Rescue @ Manchester Whitewater Park
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
To Register:https://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Canoeing-Kayaking/How-to-Paddle/Canoe-Kayak-Schools This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform swift water rescues. The course will focus on using rescue equipment such as throw ropes and the rescue pfd.[...]
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Iowa DNR: 2-Day Canoe School for Naturalists
Iowa DNR: 2-Day Canoe School for Naturalists @ Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River)
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day
To register, go 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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Whitewater Kayak Clinic with Dubuque Conservation 2:00 pm
Whitewater Kayak Clinic with Dubuque Conservation @ Swiss Valley Nature Center
Aug 7 @ 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.
Aug 8 @ 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[...]
Kayak Safety Basics with Linn County Conservation 6:00 pm
Kayak Safety Basics with Linn County Conservation @ Pinicon Ridge Park
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Safety Basics  Thursday, August 8, 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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Cuyuna Mountain Biking or Kayak with Crawdaddy Outdoors
Cuyuna Mountain Biking or Kayak with Crawdaddy Outdoors
Aug 9 – Aug 12 all-day
Ready for a new adventure? The CrawDaddy Crew will travel to Cuyuna, MN to a renovated mining area that has miles of top-notch mountain bike trails. If mountain biking isn’t your thing, no worries. Come[...]
Geode Hunt Paddle: Bentonsport Boat Access to Bonaparte Boat Access 10:00 am
Geode Hunt Paddle: Bentonsport Boat Access to Bonaparte Boat Access
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pre-registration is required Geodes are nature’s treasure chest! Participants will be paddling this beautiful stretch of river between stops on the sandbars as we search for geodes. Ryan Clark, a Geologist with the Iowa Geological[...]
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River Float with Crawdaddy Outdoors
River Float with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ River Float with Crawdaddy Oudoors
Aug 13 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[...]
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Annual “Floatzilla” in the Quad Cities
Annual “Floatzilla” in the Quad Cities
Aug 17 all-day
Aug 17; Annual “Floatzilla” in Quad Cities.  Floats, food, live music, tee shirts, world record attempt for largest flotilla of kayaks & canoes; http://www.floatzilla.org/
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.
Aug 17 @ 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.
Aug 22 @ 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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Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon in Waverly
Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon in Waverly
Aug 24 all-day
Aug 24; Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon in Waverly. Get your “wart on!” Paddle (4.6 miles) on the Cedar River from Waverly to Ingawanis Adventure Base, trail run (3.4 miles) through the camp, then mountain bike (7 miles)[...]
Red Rock Eco Tours with Canoesport Outfitters 8:30 am
Red Rock Eco Tours with Canoesport Outfitters @ 2nd Left inside Elk Rock State Park
Aug 24 @ 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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