Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

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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
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 3 | Manchester Whitewater Park
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
13
Thu
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.

REMAINING TRIPS

June 13 Volga River
Klock’s Park in Fayette to Volga State Rec Area
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July 18 Shell Rock River
Plymouth at Strand Park to Nora Springs
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August 8 Winnebago River
Mason City East Park to Clay Banks County Forest
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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
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 3 | Manchester Whitewater Park
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.

REMAINING TRIPS

June 13 Volga River
Klock’s Park in Fayette to Volga State Rec Area
Download Itinerary

July 18 Shell Rock River
Plymouth at Strand Park to Nora Springs
Download Itinerary

August 8 Winnebago River
Mason City East Park to Clay Banks County Forest
Download Itinerary

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
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.

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 3 | Manchester Whitewater Park
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

Sep
21
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Sep 21 @ 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.

Oct
6
Fri
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

Join is for a weekend paddle and camping trip down the Kickapoo River. Camp at the LaFarge City Campground while enjoying the peak of fall colors. Previous canoeing or kayaking experience is recommended but not required. This is a beginner level trip suitable for all fitness levels.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

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

Trip 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