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Sticks In the Water Annual “Half Chicken Dinner Float,” Volga/Turkey River
Sticks In the Water Annual “Half Chicken Dinner Float,” Volga/Turkey River @ Wadena Fire Station
Sep 2 all-day
Sep 2; Sticks In the Water Annual “Half Chicken Dinner Float,” Volga/Turkey River. Morning put-in for float on an area river, followed by chicken dinner at the Wadena Fire Station, serving starts at 5:30 pm. Route[...]
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Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities piqued your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on[...]
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; “Blue Heron Sunset Eco Cruises,” Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Camanche 6:00 pm
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; “Blue Heron Sunset Eco Cruises,” Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Camanche @ Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; “Blue Heron Sunset Eco Cruises,” Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Camanche Cruise the Mississippi aboard the Blue Heron, a 26-passenger pontoon boat that gives cruisers an up-close and personal look at the Mississippi[...]
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CANCELED: “Evening Voyageur Canoe Paddle,” 4 Sessions, Pinicon Ridge, Linn CCB 5:00 pm
CANCELED: “Evening Voyageur Canoe Paddle,” 4 Sessions, Pinicon Ridge, Linn CCB @ Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVEL AT PINICON RIDGE Sep 7; “Evening Voyageur Canoe Paddle” Friday, Sep 7, 5:00 pm; 5:30pm; 6:00 pm; 6:30 pm at Pinicon Ridge Park, Eagle View Shelter, Central City[...]
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Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival, on the Mississippi
Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival, on the Mississippi
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
Sep 8-9; Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival, on the Mississippi in Dubuque. Two days of racing, plus associated festival fund and activities. Watch for event details on their website http://dubuquedragonboat.org/  or facebook  https://www.facebook.com/DubuqueDragonBoatAssociaton  
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CANCELED: “They Came for Furs and Lead; Voyageur Reenactor & Canoe Paddles”, Pinicon Ridge, Linn CCB 2:00 pm
CANCELED: “They Came for Furs and Lead; Voyageur Reenactor & Canoe Paddles”, Pinicon Ridge, Linn CCB @ Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CANCELED DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVEL AT PINICON RIDGE Sep 9; “They Came for Furs and Lead; Voyageur Reenactor & Canoe Paddles” Sunday, Sep 9, 2:00 pm at Pinicon Ridge Park, Eagle View Shelter, Central[...]
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CANCELED: Volunteer Paddlers Needed in Voyageurs Canoes To Assist School Groups, Pinicon Ridge, Linn CCB
CANCELED: Volunteer Paddlers Needed in Voyageurs Canoes To Assist School Groups, Pinicon Ridge, Linn CCB @ Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 10 all-day
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVELS AT PINICON RIDGE Sep 10; Volunteers with some canoe paddling experience will be needed on Sep 10. School groups will be scheduled for Voyageur paddles on Monday, Sep[...]
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Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park 6:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park @ Manchester Whitewater Park
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park, 6:00-8:00 pm. Join Hannah Ray J & friends to share some WW fun at the park. The focus will be on WW kayaking & SUP skills.[...]
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Disabled Veteran Kayaking/Canoeing event at Riverside. (Tentative Date)
Disabled Veteran Kayaking/Canoeing event at Riverside. (Tentative Date) @ Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Sep 12 all-day
Sep 12 (Tentative); Disabled Veteran Kayaking/Canoeing event at Riverside.  Volunteer-led opportunity for disabled Vets to experience paddling, often for the first time. Volunteers loan boats and gear, offer informal coaching, camaraderie, and safety presence. Paddling[...]
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CANCELED: Iowa River Clean-up, Iowa City
CANCELED: Iowa River Clean-up, Iowa City @ Sturgis Ferry Boat Ramp
Sep 15 all-day
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVELS. Will return in 2019. Sep 15; Iowa River Clean-up, Iowa City, Sturgis Ferry Boat Ramp to Hills Access, Volunteers will clean a 9.5 mile stretch of the river,[...]
CANCELED: “Dragoon River Romp,” Boone County
CANCELED: “Dragoon River Romp,” Boone County @ DesMoines River, Exact Route TBD
Sep 15 all-day
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVELS. Will return in 2019. Sep 15; Boone County 13th Annual “Dragoon River Romp,” Des Moines River cleanup & recreational education event, canoes & transportation provided, followed by lunch[...]
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa 10:00 am
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa @ Rodgers Park
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There[...]
“Voyageur Canoe Season Finale,” Rock Creek Marina, Camanche 12:00 pm
“Voyageur Canoe Season Finale,” Rock Creek Marina, Camanche @ Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm
Sep 15; “Voyageur Canoe Season Final,” Rock Creek, Camanche, Noon. It’s the last voyage of the year in the big canoes on the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife & Fish Refuge. After the[...]
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Iowa DNR Two Day Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders
Iowa DNR Two Day Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders @ Briggs Woods Park
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
Sep 18-19; Iowa DNR Two Day Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders. Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River). Want to improve your skills to better demonstrate to others how to paddle efficiently, elegantly, and[...]
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IACCB Fall Conference “Leading You Outdoors,” Polk County.
IACCB Fall Conference “Leading You Outdoors,” Polk County. @ Polk County
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day
18Sep 19-21; IACCB Fall Conference “Leading You Outdoors,” Polk County.  https://www.mycountyparks.com/Info/IACCB.aspx
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Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities piqued your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on[...]
Sep 20; “Harvest Moon & Music Cruise,” Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Camanche 7:30 pm
Sep 20; “Harvest Moon & Music Cruise,” Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Camanche @ Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm
Sep 20; “Harvest Moon and Music Cruise,” 7:30 pm at Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Camanche.  It’s the last music cruise of the year. They will  run out to the channel, cut the engines and drift[...]
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“18th Annual Upper Iowa River Clean Up,” Chimney Rock Campground, NW of Decorah
“18th Annual Upper Iowa River Clean Up,” Chimney Rock Campground, NW of Decorah @ Chimney Rock Campground
Sep 29 all-day
Sep 29; “18th Annual Upper Iowa River Clean Up,” Chimney Rock Campground, NW of Decorah Veteran and new volunteers will hit the water to help maintain the beauty of this classic stretch of the Upper[...]
“Cedar River Ramble,” Float in Muscatine & Louisa Counties, 10:00 am
“Cedar River Ramble,” Float in Muscatine & Louisa Counties, @ Cedar River Section TBD
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sep 29; “Cedar River Ramble,” Muscatine & Louisa Counties, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Explore the diversity along the Cedar River on this leisurely paddle. Shuttle provided, bring your lunch, small fee, space limited. Contact Holly Howard[...]
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