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[...]
Raccoon River Paddling/Camping Trip with CanoeSport Outfitter
Raccoon River Paddling/Camping Trip with CanoeSport Outfitter @ Walnut Woods State Park (take out)
Jun 1 – Jun 2 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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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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Lake of the Hills Kayak/Canoe Experience with Scott County 1:00 pm
Lake of the Hills Kayak/Canoe Experience with Scott County @ West Lake Park (Lake of the Hills) Gate 1
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Canoe & Kayak Experience ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ West Lake Park (Lake of the Hills) Gate 1 ~ Join the Wapsi River staff for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Program includes all equipment use,[...]
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32nd Annual Disorganized Cedar River Canoe Float
32nd Annual Disorganized Cedar River Canoe Float @ Otranto Park, just south of the Minnesota border
Jun 8 – Jun 12 all-day
The 32th anniversary of the disorganized Cedar River Canoe Float will begin Saturday, June 8th floating through Wednesday, June 12, 2018. The float will start out putting in at Otranto Park, just south of the[...]
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[...]
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Split Rock County Park – Chickasaw Co 10:00 am
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Split Rock County Park – Chickasaw Co @ Split Rock County Park - Chickasaw Co
Jun 8 @ 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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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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Paddle Skedaddle 8:00 am
Paddle Skedaddle @ Quarry Spring
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Join the movement that’s taken over the racing world. A 2 mile kayak + 3.5 mile trail run in central Iowa’s newest park located just off I-80, just 20 minutes east of Des Moines near[...]
Paddle the Boone River With Polk County Education Programs, Polk County 8:00 am
Paddle the Boone River With Polk County Education Programs, Polk County @ Jester Park Outdoor Rec. and Wellness Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join Polk County Conservation Naturalists on a day float of the beautiful Boone River. We’ll depart from the Outdoor Rec. and Wellness Center at Jester Park at 8:00 am and travel by van to our[...]
Scheels Paddle Demo 12:00 pm
Scheels Paddle Demo @ Raccoon River
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This is a free event to try before you buy! Experience the latest in kayaks and paddle boards with SCHEELS Experts and a Confluence Representative. Visit with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Leaders. The[...]
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Mississippi Paddle Trip #1 With Clinton County Conservation
Mississippi Paddle Trip #1 With Clinton County Conservation @ South Lake Park, Sabula
Jun 24 all-day
Mississippi Paddle Trip #1 ~ 9 AM ~ South Lake Park, ~ Sabula ~ This is a 10 mile trip along Clinton Counties most beautiful stretch of the Mississippi. We will supply paddle craft, gear[...]
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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
Mississippi Paddle Trip #2 With Clinton County Conservation
Mississippi Paddle Trip #2 With Clinton County Conservation @ Rock Creek
Jun 25 all-day
  Mississippi Paddle Trip #2 ~ 9 AM ~ Rock Creek ~ This 7 mile trip takes us across the widest point of the river locking through Lock & Dam 13 then on along the[...]
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Pride Lake Canoe/Kayaking Experience With Scott County 1:00 pm
Pride Lake Canoe/Kayaking Experience With Scott County @ Scott County Park (Pride Lake)
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
22nd ~ Canoe & Kayak Experience ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ Scott County Park (Pride Lake) ~ Join the Wapsi River staff for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety,[...]
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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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