Have you ever wanted to try kayaking but didn't know where to begin? Do you want to get out on the water but don't have your own kayak? You're in luck! Missouri State Parks is offering to teach you how to paddle and have a safe enjoyable time on the water.
For eight Saturdays this summer, staff will be offering free kayaking instruction at select Missouri state parks. This will be a great opportunity to try something new and experience some of Missouri's lakes. We'll supply the equipment and the expertise. You supply the enthusiasm and an eagerness to discover nature and a new skill.
Learn2 Paddle Program Details
Missouri State Parks Provides:
- Life Jackets
- A good attitude and willingness to learn
- Appropriate swimwear and footwear
Things to Consider Before You Register
- Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Parent/guardian does not have to participate but must be there to provide adult supervision.)
- Participants should be comfortable around water.
- This event will be held in a Missouri state park and all rules and regulations apply.
- This is a family-oriented event. Alcohol and tobacco products are not allowed while participating in the Learn2 Paddle Program.
2015 Dates and Locations
|June 20||Finger Lakes State Park, Columbia|
|June 27||Wakonda State Park, La Grange|
|July 11||Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster|
|July 18||Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg|
|July 25||St. Joe State Park, Park Hills|
|Aug. 1||Cuivre River State Park, Troy|
|Aug. 8||Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg|
|Aug. 15||Harry S Truman State Park, Warsaw|
Classes will be held at the following times at each park:
- 8:30 a.m.
- 10:30 a.m.
- 2 p.m.
The classes are free but registration is required. All slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.