Iowa Paddlesport Expo

February 7-9, 2020


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Welcome to Iowa Paddlesport Expo!


CanoeSport Outfitters is excited to present the twenty-fifth Iowa Paddlesport Expo. This event combines entertaining, educational presentations with great gear selection, and the best price options of the year. It also presents attendees with the opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow paddling enthusiasts. We hope you’ll come out for the weekend, a day, or just an hour to say hello and help us celebrate the great sport of paddling!


For 2020, you may visit fourspeaker areas featuring more than fifty presentations from more thantwentydifferent speakers and the retail store displaying over 200 canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards, a wide range of paddles, PFD’s, and a full array of accessories for only $15 if you pre-register or $18 at the door."

~ Jeff Holmes 

Owner of CanoeSport Outfitters

We do a 50/50 split with Expo ticket sales every year to support a water or paddling related non-profit.

Who would you like to help support this year?


What's new for 2020?

Last year we introduced several new kayak manufacturers and increased our inventory significantly. This year we’ve focused on carrying more of the kayaks and canoes customers want the most from the quality manufacturer’s we trust. The biggest changes CanoeSport Outfitters is making are internal, such as a change to our store hours.

New Store Hours!

We’ve Changed Our Store Hours.As of this past December CanoeSport Outfitters is no longer open on Sunday and Monday. With the exception of Expo weekend of course! There are a variety of reasons for making this change including the desire to shift our focus on Sunday to instruction and tours. We will continue to be open until 8 pm on Thursday and may add an additional late night in the summer. 

Eddyline Carribean 12 FS and FS Angler.

The Carribean 12 and Carribean 12 Angler are great kayaks with the typical benefits you expect from an Eddyline. They paddle really well for a 12’ sit-on-top kayak, are relatively lightweight, and have excellent hull stiffness. In addition, you now get a removable frame seat that can double as a camp chair!

Eddyline Carribean 109.

As is the case with most Eddyline kayaks, the Carribean 109 tracks well for its’ length and provides good stability if not overloaded. The Carbonlite 2000 material provides superior glide, hull stiffness, and is light weight at only 40 lbs.

Wilderness Systems Patrol 120.

Stability and dedicated fishing at a lower price are the key features of this kayak.  This isn’t a redesigned sit-on-top you can fish from, it is a fishing kayak first. It comes with a variety of features including an EVA deck pad for standing and adjustable seating.

Wilderness Systems Recon.

Pedal kayaks are the hot item in paddlesports, or more specifically kayak angling, these days. Every major manufacturer has now introduced a pedal system for at least one or more of their models. While Wilderness Systems has had the Helix PD Pedal Drive for some time, this year they have made it standard with the Recon. It has an open deck, good width for stand-up fishing, and an adjustable seating system.

The Redesigned Tarpon 105 and Tarpon 120.

Wilderness Systems has made a variety of changes their popular Tarpon sit-on-top kayak. They updated outfitting and increased the capacity of both the 105 and the 120. Overall they should have improved stability on flatwater

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© 2020 by CanoeSport America Inc. *Indianola, Iowa *  Toll-Free: 1-800-257-6080

Hours: Sunday-Monday - Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday - 10am-5pm

Thursday - 10am-8pm

Store Stats​​

28 Years in Business

Original Owner!

*  Kayaks, Canoes, SUPS Sold = 5643

*  Hours of Instruction = 3600+

*  Days of Guided Trips = 325+