Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

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

 

Dec
8
Thu
Christmas Greetings Windows on Main @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Dec 8 all-day
Christmas Greetings Windows on Main @ CrawDaddy Outdoors

Participate in this fun and family-friendly activity. Stroll down Bremer Ave. in Waverly to see all of the merchants’ living window displays and participate in a truly unique Christmas experience. Sip hot chocolate along the way or ride the trolley car.

Jan
5
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Snowshoe Hike

Keep those New Year’s resolutions and be active this winter! Join CrawDaddy Outdoors and Bremer County Conservation on some fun family snowshoe hikes on Thursday nights this winter. Dress warm and enjoy this chance to get off the couch and into the woods! All locations are near Waverly, Iowa.

This cost for these events are $10 if you need snowshoes, or just $5 if you have your own.

Pre-registration is required by 5pm on the day of the hike. Contact CrawDaddy Outdoors to pre-register.

Locations:
Thursday, January 5 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, January 12 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, January 19 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 26 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 2 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 9 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, February 16 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, February 23 | Cedar Bend Park

Jan
12
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Snowshoe Hike

Keep those New Year’s resolutions and be active this winter! Join CrawDaddy Outdoors and Bremer County Conservation on some fun family snowshoe hikes on Thursday nights this winter. Dress warm and enjoy this chance to get off the couch and into the woods! All locations are near Waverly, Iowa.

This cost for these events are $10 if you need snowshoes, or just $5 if you have your own.

Pre-registration is required by 5pm on the day of the hike. Contact CrawDaddy Outdoors to pre-register.

Locations:
Thursday, January 5 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, January 12 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, January 19 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 26 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 2 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 9 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, February 16 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, February 23 | Cedar Bend Park

Jan
19
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Snowshoe Hike

Keep those New Year’s resolutions and be active this winter! Join CrawDaddy Outdoors and Bremer County Conservation on some fun family snowshoe hikes on Thursday nights this winter. Dress warm and enjoy this chance to get off the couch and into the woods! All locations are near Waverly, Iowa.

This cost for these events are $10 if you need snowshoes, or just $5 if you have your own.

Pre-registration is required by 5pm on the day of the hike. Contact CrawDaddy Outdoors to pre-register.

Locations:
Thursday, January 5 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, January 12 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, January 19 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 26 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 2 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 9 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, February 16 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, February 23 | Cedar Bend Park

Jan
20
Fri
Iowa Boat, RV & Vacation Show @ UNI Dome
Jan 20 – Jan 22 all-day

Brave the cold and come out to the UNI Dome for the 29th Annual Boat, RV & Vacation Show. Lots of great bargains, and once-a-year kind of discounts.

Want to get the boat show pricing? A $200 deposit will hold your boat and pricing until you pick it up in the spring or summer.  It’s a great way to save some money on a boat for 2017!

The prices below are good at the show and at the store January 20-22. All deals end on Sunday.

Jackson Fishing Kayaks – 2016 Models:  15% Discount
Malibu Classic SUP
: Retail $950 | Sale $800 (1 available)
Earl 4 SUP: Retail $995 | Sale $700 (1 available)
Solara 100: Retail $679 | Sale $500 (5 available)
Manitou 14: Retail $1,300 | Sale $900 (3 available)
Predator XL with Motor: Retail $2,700 | Sale $2,200 (plus free stake out pole)
Big Tuna
: Retail $1,899 | Sale $1,614 (2 available)
Kilroy LT: Retail $1,799 | Sale $1,529 (3 available)
Kilroy: Retail $1,449 | Sale $1,232 (1 available)
Kraken 13.5 Elite: Retail $1,749 | Sale $1,529 (1 available)
Cruise 12 Angler: Retail $1,099 | Sale $934 (1 available)
Cruise 10 Angler: Retail $999 | Sale $800 (1 available)
Skipper: Retail $999 | Sale $849 (1 available)
Tripper 12: Retail $999 | Sale $849 (1 available)
Cruise 12: Retail $999 | Sale $849 (1 available)
Tupelo 12.5: Retail $899 | Sale 764 (5 available)

50% OFF
Scotty Rod Holder Gear
Chums
Select PFD’s
Wetsuits, water socks, water shoes, and hoodies

25% OFF
Select Paddles

2017 SHOW HOURS:
Friday, January 20
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 21
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 22
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Check out the Iowa Boat, RV & Vacation Show website for more details about the show and to request discount coupons. All discounted rates shown above are subject to change.

Jan
26
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Snowshoe Hike

Keep those New Year’s resolutions and be active this winter! Join CrawDaddy Outdoors and Bremer County Conservation on some fun family snowshoe hikes on Thursday nights this winter. Dress warm and enjoy this chance to get off the couch and into the woods! All locations are near Waverly, Iowa.

This cost for these events are $10 if you need snowshoes, or just $5 if you have your own.

Pre-registration is required by 5pm on the day of the hike. Contact CrawDaddy Outdoors to pre-register.

Locations:
Thursday, January 5 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, January 12 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, January 19 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 26 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 2 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 9 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, February 16 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, February 23 | Cedar Bend Park

Jan
28
Sat
Cabin Fever Weekend @ Wildwood Park
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cabin Fever Weekend @ Wildwood Park

Going crazy from cabin fever? We have the cure. Come try Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing for first time, or return for the fun! A small fee of $5.00 includes all equipment rental provided by CrawDaddy Outdoors. Pre-registration is not required.

Feb
2
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Snowshoe Hike

Keep those New Year’s resolutions and be active this winter! Join CrawDaddy Outdoors and Bremer County Conservation on some fun family snowshoe hikes on Thursday nights this winter. Dress warm and enjoy this chance to get off the couch and into the woods! All locations are near Waverly, Iowa.

This cost for these events are $10 if you need snowshoes, or just $5 if you have your own.

Pre-registration is required by 5pm on the day of the hike. Contact CrawDaddy Outdoors to pre-register.

Locations:
Thursday, January 5 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, January 12 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, January 19 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 26 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 2 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 9 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, February 16 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, February 23 | Cedar Bend Park

Feb
4
Sat
Waverly’s Snow Walk Sales @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Feb 4 all-day

Waverly retailers are offering unbeatable sales and specials on winter merchandise to get their stores ready for new spring lines. CrawDaddy Outdoors will have unbelievable deals on all clothing including winter coats, hats and gloves as well as snowshoes and cross country skis.

Waverly’s Snow Walk Sales

Waverly Rail Trail Candlelight Ski @ Trailhead Shelter
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Waverly Rail Trail Candlelight Ski @ Trailhead Shelter

The Waverly Rail Trail will be dressed for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and walking on Saturday, February 4 from 5-7pm. Nestle’s Hot Cocoa and a bonfire will be at the turnaround point approximately 1.2 miles from the Trailhead Shelter starting point. There is no fee to participate. The event will be cancelled due to weather at 3pm if the forecast is for below 0 degrees windchill.

For more information, visit the City of Waverly website.

Feb
9
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Snowshoe Hike

Keep those New Year’s resolutions and be active this winter! Join CrawDaddy Outdoors and Bremer County Conservation on some fun family snowshoe hikes on Thursday nights this winter. Dress warm and enjoy this chance to get off the couch and into the woods! All locations are near Waverly, Iowa.

This cost for these events are $10 if you need snowshoes, or just $5 if you have your own.

Pre-registration is required by 5pm on the day of the hike. Contact CrawDaddy Outdoors to pre-register.

Locations:
Thursday, January 5 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, January 12 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, January 19 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 26 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 2 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 9 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, February 16 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, February 23 | Cedar Bend Park

Feb
10
Fri
Cedar Rapids Sportshow @ Hawkeye Downs Expo Center
Feb 10 – Feb 12 all-day

Cedar Rapids Sportshow 2017 | CrawDaddy Outdoors

Cabin fever? Come visit the CrawDaddy Outdoors booth at the annual Cedar Rapids Sportshow this weekend. We have a lot of great bargains, and once-a-year kind of discounts.

Want to get sportshow pricing? A $200 deposit will hold your boat and pricing until you pick it up in the spring or summer. It’s a great way to save some money on a boat for 2017!

The prices below are good at the sportshow February 10-12 –AND– at the store February 10-11. All deals end on Sunday.

Earl 4 SUP: Retail $995 | Sale $700 (1 available)
Solara 100: Retail $679 | Sale $500 (5 available)
Manitou 14: Retail $1,300 | Sale $900 (3 available)
Predator XL with Motor: Retail $2,700 | Sale $2,200
Kilroy LT (2016 Model): Retail $1,799 | Sale $1,529 (3 available)
Cruise 12 Angler (2016 Model): Retail $1,099 | Sale $934 (1 available)
Santee 126 (2016 Model): Retail $1,099 | Free paddle with purchase

25% OFF (Sportshow Only)
Select Paddles
Select PFD’s
Water Shoes
Select Backpacks, Tents, and Sleeping Bags

2017 SHOW HOURS:
Friday, February 10 |  3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 11 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, February 12 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Check out the Cedar Rapids Sportshow website for more details about the show and to request discount coupons. All discounted rates shown above are subject to change.

Feb
16
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Snowshoe Hike

Keep those New Year’s resolutions and be active this winter! Join CrawDaddy Outdoors and Bremer County Conservation on some fun family snowshoe hikes on Thursday nights this winter. Dress warm and enjoy this chance to get off the couch and into the woods! All locations are near Waverly, Iowa.

This cost for these events are $10 if you need snowshoes, or just $5 if you have your own.

Pre-registration is required by 5pm on the day of the hike. Contact CrawDaddy Outdoors to pre-register.

Locations:
Thursday, January 5 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, January 12 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, January 19 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 26 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 2 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 9 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, February 16 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, February 23 | Cedar Bend Park

Feb
19
Sun
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Feb 19 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.

Feb
21
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Feb 21 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.

Feb
23
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Snowshoe Hike

Keep those New Year’s resolutions and be active this winter! Join CrawDaddy Outdoors and Bremer County Conservation on some fun family snowshoe hikes on Thursday nights this winter. Dress warm and enjoy this chance to get off the couch and into the woods! All locations are near Waverly, Iowa.

This cost for these events are $10 if you need snowshoes, or just $5 if you have your own.

Pre-registration is required by 5pm on the day of the hike. Contact CrawDaddy Outdoors to pre-register.

Locations:
Thursday, January 5 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, January 12 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, January 19 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 26 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 2 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 9 | Ingawanis Woodland
Thursday, February 16 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, February 23 | Cedar Bend Park

Feb
26
Sun
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Feb 26 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.

Feb
28
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Feb 28 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.

Mar
10
Fri
Eastern Iowa Sportshow @ UNI Dome
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day
Eastern Iowa Sportshow 2017 | CrawDaddy Outdoors

It’s that time of year. The weather is getting warmer and you’re looking forward to the adventures that await you this Spring and Summer. Visit CrawDaddy Outdoors at the Eastern Iowa Sportshow March 10-12, 2017 and take advantage of sales from 25-50% off.

Have your eye on a kayak or stand up paddleboard and want to get boat show pricing? A $200 deposit will hold your boat and pricing until you pick it up in the spring or summer.

Heron Jr.
Retail $349 | Sale $300
(3 available)

Solara 100
Retail $679 | Sale $500
(3 available)

Solara 120
Retail $829 | Sale $750
(3 available)

Inuit 12.5
Retail $849 | Sale $775
(4 available)

Cruise 12 (2016 model)
Retail $999 | Sale $849
(1 available)

Loon 126
Retail $1000 | Sale $900
(18 available)

Santee 116
Retail $999 | Sale $900
(3 available)

Cruise 10 Angler (2016 model)
Retail $999 | Sale $849
(1 available)

Manitou 14
Retail $1300 | Sale $900
(3 available)

Solara 145 Tandem
Retail $1099 | Sale $900
(3 available)

Predator MX
Retail $1,300 | Sale $1,200
(3 available)

Malibu Classic SUP and Paddle
Retail $950 | Sale $800
(1 available)

NRS Earl Inflatable SUP
Retail $995 | Sale $800
(1 available)

Greyduck Sol Soft Top SUP and Paddle
Retail $600 | Sale $550
(1 available)

Greyduck Daybreak SUP
Retail $1000 | Sale $950 plus free paddle
(1 available)

Greyduck Journey Zebrawood SUP
Retail $1200 | Sale $1,150 plus free paddle
(1 available)

50% OFF
Life is Good Shirts
Snowshoes
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Backpacks
Select PFD’s

25% OFF
Select Paddles
Bodhi Water shoes and Socks

2017 SHOW HOURS:
Friday, March 10 | 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 11 | 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 12 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Check out the Eastern Iowa Sportshow website for more details about the show and to request discount coupons. All discounted rates shown above are subject to change.

 

Mar
14
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 14 @ 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.

Mar
21
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 21 @ 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.

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 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

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.

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
Here’s What’s Blooming Spring Retail Event @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
May 6 all-day
Here's What's Blooming Spring Retail Event @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

The Waverly, Iowa spring retail promotions event will be taking place in conjunction with the annual Art Walk & several other events happening in town that weekend. CrawDaddy Outdoors will be participating by offering 20% off new spring clothing and 50-75% off discount clothing racks.

Saturday store hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

May
7
Sun
Intro to Kayak Fishing @ Brookwood Park
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intro to Kayak Fishing @ Brookwood Park

This class will introduce people to the sport of kayak fishing on local Iowa rivers and lakes. It will start with a demo of our fishing kayaks where you will have the opportunity to try out the models we carry and discover their features and stability. Next, two Iowa fisheries professionals will be here to discuss local fish species in our rivers, habitats, seasonal movements and techniques to catch them. We will then be loading up in the kayaks to get your fishing lines wet as we paddle, fish, and provide instruction down to the Boy Scout camp. After a morning of great fishing, fishing tips and paddle instruction we will provide lunch on a sandbar. Hope you can join us for this educational and exciting day of fishing!

Where: Meeting at Brookwood Park for Demo and Class. (Near Green Bridge in Waverly, IA)
When: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $45.00

Items Supplied: Kayaks, Life Jackets, Paddles, Live Bait, and Lunch

Items to Bring: Fishing Poles, Tackle, Water, and Sunscreen

Pre-register and Pay by Friday, May 5

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 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

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.

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
Download Itinerary

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

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
3
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Jun 3 @ 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

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.

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.

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

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 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

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