Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

Click here to download a printable version of our 2017 events.

 

Mar
28
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
4
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
6
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

Apr
8
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, April 8 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 13 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 17 | Charles City White Water Park: Charles City, Iowa
Saturday, July 8 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 5 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 16 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Apr
9
Sun
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
11
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
18
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
20
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

Apr
21
Fri
Northwest Iowa Kayaking & Birding Campout
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day
Northwest Iowa Kayaking & Birding Campout

Join us this April for a memorable 3-day trip of kayaking and bird-watching around the lakes, marshes and rivers in Emmet County, Iowa during spring migration.

$175 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Apr
25
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
29
Sat
Kayoga (Kayak & Yoga)
Apr 29 all-day
Kayoga (Kayak & Yoga)

Join Mary McInnis Meyer of Field of Yoga, and Darrin Siefken of Crawdaddy Outdoors, as we paddle one of Northeast Iowa’s rivers, with a stop for yoga. All experience levels of paddling and yoga are welcome – whether it’s paddling or yoga, we will break it down for you and get you feeling comfortable.

Bring a sack lunch, a beach towel, sunscreen, plenty of water, and be ready for a day being fully alive in nature. Typical trip format is a 3-hour paddle, then a yoga & lunch break, then another 1-hour paddle, and optional brief yoga at the end. Live it up!

Times are approximate and rivers are tentative. They will be finalized closer to the date pending river levels. Details on put-in/take-out, car-pooling, and shuttle will be emailed the Friday prior to the trip.

Early sign-up recommended! All participants must sign up by noon the day prior. Register with Field of Yoga – www.fieldofyoga.com.

Cost is $35 if you bring your own kayak, or $45 if you’re including a kayak rental from Crawdaddy Outdoors. (Crawdaddy Outdoors will transport your rental to/from the river.)

May
2
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
4
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

May
6
Sat
ARTrageous @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
May 6 all-day
ARTrageous @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

Stay tuned for more details.

 

May
9
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
13
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, April 8 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 13 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 17 | Charles City White Water Park: Charles City, Iowa
Saturday, July 8 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 5 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 16 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

May
14
Sun
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
18
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

May
19
Fri
Wisconsin Backpacking Trip @ LaFarge, Wisconsin
May 19 – May 21 all-day
Wisconsin Backpacking Trip @ LaFarge, Wisconsin | Houghton | Michigan | United States

Our 2017 Wisconsin Backpacking Trip is a great way to learn about overnight backpacking and hammock camping, trip planning, and food preparation. This beginner level trip will take place at Kickapoo Valley Reserve near LaFarge, Wisconsin and is appropriate for most age and fitness levels. No prior backpacking or hiking experience is needed.

$100 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

May
27
Sat
River Floats
May 27 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

May
28
Sun
River Floats
May 28 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

May
29
Mon
River Floats
May 29 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Jun
1
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

Jun
4
Sun
Kayoga (Kayak & Yoga)
Jun 4 all-day
Kayoga (Kayak & Yoga)

Join Mary McInnis Meyer of Field of Yoga, and Darrin Siefken of Crawdaddy Outdoors, as we paddle one of Northeast Iowa’s rivers, with a stop for yoga. All experience levels of paddling and yoga are welcome – whether it’s paddling or yoga, we will break it down for you and get you feeling comfortable.

Bring a sack lunch, a beach towel, sunscreen, plenty of water, and be ready for a day being fully alive in nature. Typical trip format is a 3-hour paddle, then a yoga & lunch break, then another 1-hour paddle, and optional brief yoga at the end. Live it up!

Times are approximate and rivers are tentative. They will be finalized closer to the date pending river levels. Details on put-in/take-out, car-pooling, and shuttle will be emailed the Friday prior to the trip.

Early sign-up recommended! All participants must sign up by noon the day prior. Register with Field of Yoga – www.fieldofyoga.com.

Cost is $35 if you bring your own kayak, or $45 if you’re including a kayak rental from Crawdaddy Outdoors. (Crawdaddy Outdoors will transport your rental to/from the river.)

Jun
6
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Jun 6 all-day
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics

Enhance your joy of kayaking by becoming more familiar with and more comfortable with your kayak. This class is designed for beginning kayakers or for those wanting to improve their kayaking skills. You will learn proper paddling strokes, rescue techniques, and much more. Classes are held in the winter months at the “W” pool at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and in the summer months at Avenue of the Saints Lake located west of the Hwy 218 and Hwy 3 intersection.

Safety Clinics at the “W” Pool – Waverly
February 19 & 26 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 21 & 28 | 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Cost per class: $30.00

Safety Clinics at Avenue of the Saints Lake
Level 1 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Level 2 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2016 or 2017, the cost is only $15.
The costs for ACA Level 2 safety clinics are $50. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2016 or 2017, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Jun
13
Tue
River Floats
Jun 13 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Jun
15
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

Jun
17
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, April 8 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 13 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 17 | Charles City White Water Park: Charles City, Iowa
Saturday, July 8 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 5 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 16 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Jun
22
Thu
North Shore Kayaking & Hiking Trip @ Lake Superior, Northern Minnesota
Jun 22 – Jun 26 all-day
North Shore Kayaking & Hiking Trip @ Lake Superior, Northern Minnesota

Explore Lake Superior along the North Shore, as well as a few interior lakes in Northern Minnesota. Kayak highlights include paddling at Split Rock Lighthouse, Shovel Point, and Palisade head. Camp on Lake Superior while enjoying some awesome dutch oven meals.

$475 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Jun
29
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

Jul
6
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp

Join us for a relaxing evening in beautiful Waverly, Iowa this summer. Meet at the Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp at 5:45pm and paddle for approximately 20-30 minutes, then enjoy live music while floating on the river (concert starts at 6:30pm). The evening ends with a short 20-minute paddle back to the boat ramp.

Bring your own kayak for free, or if you need one for the evening, they’re available for just $10.

If you need a rental, you must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Jul
8
Sat
Ridiculous Days @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Jul 8 all-day
Ridiculous Days @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

Take advantage of the amazing deals at CrawDaddy Outdoors during Ridiculous Days sidewalk sales throughout downtown and Waverly.

Kayak Demo Day
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, April 8 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 13 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 17 | Charles City White Water Park: Charles City, Iowa
Saturday, July 8 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 5 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 16 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Jul
11
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Jul 11 all-day
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics

Enhance your joy of kayaking by becoming more familiar with and more comfortable with your kayak. This class is designed for beginning kayakers or for those wanting to improve their kayaking skills. You will learn proper paddling strokes, rescue techniques, and much more. Classes are held in the winter months at the “W” pool at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and in the summer months at Avenue of the Saints Lake located west of the Hwy 218 and Hwy 3 intersection.

Safety Clinics at the “W” Pool – Waverly
February 19 & 26 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 21 & 28 | 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Cost per class: $30.00

Safety Clinics at Avenue of the Saints Lake
Level 1 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Level 2 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2016 or 2017, the cost is only $15.
The costs for ACA Level 2 safety clinics are $50. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2016 or 2017, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Jul
13
Thu
Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trip @ Lake Superior, Wisconsin
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day
Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trip @ Lake Superior, Wisconsin

Our most popular trip. Explore the sandstone sea caves off the northern coast of Wisconsin on Lake Superior. Partake in a 3-mile crossing to Sand Island to visit a historic light house and enjoy a wild blueberry or two. We base camp at Little Sand Bay Campground near Bayfield, Wisconsin and spend three days sea kayaking on Lake Superior. Enjoy Dutch oven meals and the expertise of the your experienced CrawDaddy Crew. Prior kayaking experience is recommended. All transportation, gear and meals are provided. Please mention any dietary restrictions when registering for the trip.

$475 per person cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for the trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Equipment List: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

Jul
18
Tue
River Floats
Jul 18 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Jul
20
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp

Join us for a relaxing evening in beautiful Waverly, Iowa this summer. Meet at the Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp at 5:45pm and paddle for approximately 20-30 minutes, then enjoy live music while floating on the river (concert starts at 6:30pm). The evening ends with a short 20-minute paddle back to the boat ramp.

Bring your own kayak for free, or if you need one for the evening, they’re available for just $10.

If you need a rental, you must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Jul
27
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

Aug
1
Tue
Isle Royale Kayaking & Backpacking Trip @ Isle Royale National Park
Aug 1 – Aug 6 all-day
Isle Royale Kayaking & Backpacking Trip @ Isle Royale National Park | Houghton | Michigan | United States

The least visited National Park in the lower 48 states is calling your name. Join Darrin Siefken as he leads you through this majestic wilderness area. Learn about the moose and wolf populations while you explore the island. The greenstone rocks and stunning views of Lake Superior provide a true wilderness experience. A ferry will transport you from Grand Portage, Minnesota to the island. From there, you will navigate around and through the island to the ferry pick up point. There is no electricity, no cell towers, and no vehicles – simply you, your feet, and nature. Trip cost includes transportation from/to Waverly, Iowa to Grand Portage, Minnesota, the ferry ride to the island (and back), all gear and meals along with the expertise of an 13-time visitor to the island.

This trip is not for beginners.

$650 (backpacking) | $700 (kayaking)
These per person trip costs includes transportation, ferry ride, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Equipment List: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Aug
5
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, April 8 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 13 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 17 | Charles City White Water Park: Charles City, Iowa
Saturday, July 8 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 5 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 16 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Aug
8
Tue
River Floats
Aug 8 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Aug
10
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

Aug
15
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Aug 15 all-day
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics

Enhance your joy of kayaking by becoming more familiar with and more comfortable with your kayak. This class is designed for beginning kayakers or for those wanting to improve their kayaking skills. You will learn proper paddling strokes, rescue techniques, and much more. Classes are held in the winter months at the “W” pool at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and in the summer months at Avenue of the Saints Lake located west of the Hwy 218 and Hwy 3 intersection.

Safety Clinics at the “W” Pool – Waverly
February 19 & 26 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 21 & 28 | 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Cost per class: $30.00

Safety Clinics at Avenue of the Saints Lake
Level 1 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Level 2 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2016 or 2017, the cost is only $15.
The costs for ACA Level 2 safety clinics are $50. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2016 or 2017, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Aug
19
Sat
Floatzilla
Aug 19 all-day
Floatzilla

Floatzilla is the Quad Cities annual paddle sports festival that culminates with a Guinness World Record attempt at the largest flotilla of kayaks and canoes on the protected backwaters of Lake Potter at Sunset Marina in Rock Island, Illinois.

CrawDaddy Outdoors will be at Lake Potter with a booth selling kayaks and gear.

  • Rentals will be available for $40 per single kayak
  • There will be no tandems or canoe rentals
  • You must call ahead to reserve and pay for rental: 319-352-9129
  • 6:15 am pickup at Ben Butterworth launch or 7:00 am pickup at Lake Potter
  • All boats need to be returned to Lake Potter at end of event.

Learn more at floatzilla.org.

Aug
24
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

Aug
26
Sat
Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon @ Ingawanis Woodland
Aug 26 all-day

Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon

Ready for an awesome adventure triathlon? Get your wart on with the Rugged Toad Adventure Tri.

Paddle, Trail Run and Mountain Bike. Paddle (4.6 miles) the Cedar River from Waverly, IA to the Ingawanis Adventure Base, trail run (3.4 miles) through the camp and then mountain bike (7 miles) through Ingawanis Woodland.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2016 event closed on Aug 25, 2016, 12:00:00 PM CDT. Check back soon for details on how to register for 2017.

Course

Paddle (4.6 miles) the Cedar River from Waverly, IA to the Ingawanis Adventure Base, trail run (3.4 miles) through the camp and then mountain bike (7 miles) through Ingawanis Woodland.

Start

Race begins at Brookwood Park, Waverly at 9 am. Last shuttle departs from Ingawanis Woodland / Eagle Lodge at 8:20 am.

Spectators

Spectators will be allowed at the start of the race at Brookwood Park in Waverly and at the Ingawanis Woodland / Eagle Lodge run/bike transition area and finish line.

Weather

Event is held rain or shine. Event will be delayed due to severe weather / lightning.

Directions

Participants will check in at Eagle Lodge at Ingawanis Woodland. Your kayak, pfd and paddle, and any gear needed for the run can be dropped off at the start of the race at Brookwood Park in Waverly. Your bike will need to be left at the bike transition at Eagle Lodge. Your vehicle will need to be left in the parking area at Eagle Lodge. A shuttle will take you back to Brookwood Park before the race begins.

Depending on where you live, it may be a better logistic option to drop off your kayaking gear first and then proceed to the check in at Eagle Lodge. You will need to be at Eagle Lodge at the Ingawanis Woodland to check in and park. You will be shuttled back to Brookwood Park for the start of the race.

At conclusion of race, you will pick up bike gear and your vehicle at Eagle Lodge at Ingawanis Woodland. Directions will be provided on where to pick up your kayak.

There will not be a drop off location for any run gear at the transition from kayak to run. Your running gear will need to be taken with you in your kayak.

Please allow a minimum of 20 minutes to drive from Brookwood Park to Ingawanis Woodland (each way).

Prizes

Prizes:
Overall Winner; Men’s 1,2,3; Women’s 1,2,3; Youth 1,2,3; and Relay 1,2,3; Top Kayak, Top Bike, Top Run

Volunteers

If interested in volunteering contact Darrin Siefken at 319-352-9129 or info@crawdaddyoutdoors.com

Contact info

Darrin Siefken
CrawDaddy Outdoors
319-352-9129
info@crawdaddyoutdoors.com

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Sep
2
Sat
Kayoga (Kayak & Yoga)
Sep 2 all-day
Kayoga (Kayak & Yoga)

Join Mary McInnis Meyer of Field of Yoga, and Darrin Siefken of Crawdaddy Outdoors, as we paddle one of Northeast Iowa’s rivers, with a stop for yoga. All experience levels of paddling and yoga are welcome – whether it’s paddling or yoga, we will break it down for you and get you feeling comfortable.

Bring a sack lunch, a beach towel, sunscreen, plenty of water, and be ready for a day being fully alive in nature. Typical trip format is a 3-hour paddle, then a yoga & lunch break, then another 1-hour paddle, and optional brief yoga at the end. Live it up!

Times are approximate and rivers are tentative. They will be finalized closer to the date pending river levels. Details on put-in/take-out, car-pooling, and shuttle will be emailed the Friday prior to the trip.

Early sign-up recommended! All participants must sign up by noon the day prior. Register with Field of Yoga – www.fieldofyoga.com.

Cost is $35 if you bring your own kayak, or $45 if you’re including a kayak rental from Crawdaddy Outdoors. (Crawdaddy Outdoors will transport your rental to/from the river.)

Sep
7
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Avenue of the Saints Lake in rural Waverly, Iowa is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Atlas Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

Sep
16
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, April 8 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 13 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 17 | Charles City White Water Park: Charles City, Iowa
Saturday, July 8 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 5 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 16 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa