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Mississippi River Weekend Tour

** Schedule will be announced January 2021**

Another new route for 2020! Are you a modern Mark Twain? If so, come with us to Northeast Iowa and experience the Mississippi River from your kayak. The river offers breathtaking beauty and numerous chances of viewing wildlife. Let our experienced guides assist in basic river paddling techniques, river navigation through a Lock and Dam, and vehicle shuttling. Come experience the Mississippi River in a short weekend getaway.


Guide: Shireen Cave 


We are in the process of creating a new route! We're looking to include a base camp for both Friday and Saturday, a paddle through a lock and dam, and discovery of new Mississippi sloughs! 

Registration Deadline:

August 20, 2021

Shoreline along the river
Bridge of the river
Fall colors along the shore
Sandy campsite
Going through Lock and Dam
Bluffs along shore
Gearing up for paddling
Lunch break
Spotted many eagles


2 days and 2 nights

Group Size: 3 –6*

* Trip will not take place unless we reach the minimum number of paid participants.

Experience Level

Minimum of ACA L1 Skills. You will need to complete Kayaking Fundamentals I or an equivalent course or have an ACA L1 Skills Assessment Card.


What To Bring

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the starting point. Bring your kayak, paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, safety gear, all food, camping gear, and personal items. We’ll provide a list of necessary gear in our confirmation e-mail. Be sure to have appropriate clothing for the expected air and water temperatures. 



Trip Includes:

2 nights of lodging county parks, guidance on the water, navigating through Lock and Dam, skills coaching, and assistance with getting boats/gear to different locations


Equipment Rental 

*Outfitting prices are in addition to the base price of the trip

Water Ready Outfitting = $74.90 (includes kayak, paddle, skirt, PFD, bilge pump, paddle float, and up to 3 dry bags)

Camp Side Outfitting = $42.80 (includes tent/ground cloth, sleeping bag/pad, and cook set)

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