13038 Hwy 61 North
phone: 319-752-1857 or 1-800-RIVER-12
FALL LEAVES PADDLE AND A COOKOUT
Saturday, October 13, 2012
DESCRIPTION - We'll paddle the Iowa River from Wapello Fred T Schwab Access to Oakville Cappy Russell Access during the afternoon. We'll then have a campfire with tasty fall food included in your registration.
The paddle will be 10.2 river miles which we expect to take around 4 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.
Advance reservation is required by Wednesday, Oct 10 so we have a food and shuttle count. If you are worried about the weather we still need your registration but won't charge you until the day of the trip.
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THE IOWA RIVER - You will be on rural Iowa scenic waterways with good forest growth and fall leaf color. There will be some shallow places we must navigate around. The trip is easy enough, any skill level or age will enjoy it.
We will meet at Oakville at Cappy Russell Access at 12:30, park cars and load all boats to River Basin trailer. All person and boat shuttle takes place before the trip. Please read carefully.
Leave Oakville at 1:00 to drive to Wapello.
We will launch from Wapello Fred T. Schwob Access about 2:00.
We expect to be done paddling by about 6:00 and will enjoy a cookout.
Sunset this evening is about 6:30.
To Cappy Russel Access : Oakville is located on Highway 99 - 21 miles north of Burlington or 12 miles east of Wapello. From Illinois, you take the first Iowa exit off the bridge and you are on Highway 99. From 218 you would take county 78 east to 99 and you'll be able to see Oakville from the stop sign. You turn off of 99 to drive thru Oakville. The main street is about 5 blocks long and ends at a stop sign. Turn left. Drive a short distance out of town on gravel to Cappy Russell Access which will be on your right.
REGISTRATION FEE - Advance reservation is required so we have a food and shuttle count.
RENTALS - Rentals require advance reservation and payment. Canoes $20.
We have a limitd number of kayaks available. Please call to reserve.
We have 2 person recreational kayaks ($35), sit-on-top kayaks ($25) and single touring 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 and we will provide shuttle service. Advance reservation and fees still apply.
FOOD - We will provide yummy fall food for the cookout. Bring your hot dog sticks.
WHAT TO BRING - There are no picnic tables at Cappy Russel so bring your own lawn chairs. For the paddle you should have comfortable clothes and 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.
Non-paddlers are welcome to enjoy an afternoon at Cappy Russel and join us for the cookout.
- YOU MUST WEAR A LIFEVEST WHEN ON THE WATER
- THIS IS AN ALCOHOL-FREE EVENT
- PARTICIPANTS UNDER 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN. ONE ADULT MUST BE IN EACH CANOE.
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