• August 2nd-5th, 2018

  • August 3rd-6th, 2017

Fun on the Mississippi

Canoe / Kayak Float

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Our annual Canoe / Kayak float takes place on Saturday, August 5th at RiverFest in Fort Madison Iowa. But we will be out at area waterways promoting paddlesports all summer long. We put our boats in the water in front of the Fort at 9:00 AM and paddle to the Lee County Conservation Area at Heron Bend. Show up early and expect the float to take between 2 to 3 hours. All participants will need to fill out a waiver and children under 18 will need their parents written permission.


Sure, we like to have a good time on the water. But we do it with safety in mind. There are designated safety boats in the water as well as support from DNR and the U.S. Coast Guard. We also ensure all participants must wear a personal flotation device or PFD. If you have always wanted to learn to paddle or just want to have fun on the water with other paddlers, then the RiverFest Canoe / Kayak float is for you. Best of all its FREE, unless of course you need to rent a boat.

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