13038 Hwy 61 North
Burlington, Iowa

phone: 319-752-1857 or 1-800-RIVER-12
iowapaddler@yahoo.com

FALL PADDLE AND A COOKOUT

Sunday, October 18 2020
DESCRIPTION - We'll paddle the Mississippi River from Ferry Landing to 4th Pumping Station Park during the afternoon. We'll then have a campfire with tasty fall food included in your registration.
The paddle will be 9 river miles which we expect to take 3 hours. We hope to see changing leaves and wildlife on this paddle.
This is a self-paced, easy paddle. Beginners are welcome. This is not a race but a fun, social time to hit the water and meet other paddlers.

Due to COVID masks will be required during water entry and exit, during shuttles and while serving food. We should be able to distance while on the water and at the campfire. We appreciate your understanding.

Advance reservation is required so we have a food and shuttle count.
Call us for reservations. 319-752-1857.

THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER - We'll be paddling side channels of the Mississippi. The trip is easy enough, any skill level or age will enjoy it. For a river map click here. We'll be paddling pool 18.2 and 18.3.

Schedule:
2:00 - We will meet and launch from Ferry Landing Park
6:00 - Landing, shuttle persons back to cars and cookout.
Sunset this evening is about 6:27

Due to COVID we will shuttle drivers only. If you prefer to do your own shuttle, please let us know and we can give you instructions on setting that up.

To 4th Pumping Station : 4th Pumping Plant Recreation Area is operated by the Des Monies County Conservation Board. To reach the park drive 17 miles north of Burlington on Hwy 99 and 5 miles east. For more info about camping at the park, click here.

REGISTRATION FEE - Advance reservation is required so we have a food and shuttle count. Please call 319-752-1857.

-Registration is $25 per person

RENTALS - Rentals require advance reservation and payment.
Special canoe rental price is $25.
We have a limited number of kayaks available. Please call to reserve.
We have 2 person recreational kayaks ($45), sit-on-top kayaks ($35) and single touring or recreational kayaks ($35).



CHILDREN - Non-paddling children under 12 years old can ride for free. This means there are two adult paddlers and the child sits in the bottom of the boat. Please supply your own life jacket ( a few available for rental - please call).

If you have your own canoe or kayak, you are welcome to bring your boat. Advance reservation and fees still apply. For your safety, a minimum 10 foot kayak with bulkheads is highly recommended for this trip due to possible current and waves.

FOOD
- We will provide yummy fall food for the cookout. Bring your hot dog sticks.
We'll also supply lots of water.

WHAT TO BRING - For the paddle you should have comfortable clothes and water shoes, including a windbreaker or layers. Bring a layer for the evening. We recommend a change of clothing and dry shoes just in case you get wet. Cameras and phones should be in a waterproof pack with a way to secure them to your boat. Coolers for water or snacks are fine but no alcohol will be permitted while we paddle.
Non-paddlers are welcome to enjoy an afternoon at 4th Pumping Station Park and join us for the cookout.

CAMPING - Camping is available at 4th Pumping Station park. The camppground has a pit toilet, central water supply. Electric fees are $10 per night and non electric fee is $5 per night.

SAFETY
:
- YOU MUST WEAR A LIFEVEST WHEN ON THE WATER

- PARTICIPANTS UNDER 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN. ONE ADULT MUST BE IN EACH CANOE.
- NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED WHILE PADDLING.

 

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