Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

Click here to download a printable version of our 2018 events.

 

Feb
25
Sun
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Feb 25 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 25, March 4 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 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

May 22, June 12, July 10

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, 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 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Feb
27
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Feb 27 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 25, March 4 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 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

May 22, June 12, July 10

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, 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 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Mar
4
Sun
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Mar 4 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 25, March 4 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 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

May 22, June 12, July 10

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, 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 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Mar
9
Fri
Eastern Iowa Sportshow @ UNI Dome
Mar 9 – Mar 11 all-day
 

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 9-11, 2018 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.

Boat Discounts

Will be announced Soon


50% OFF
Snowshoes
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Backpacks
Select PFD’s

25% OFF
Select Paddles
Bodhi Water shoes and Socks

2018 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
13
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
20
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
27
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
3
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
5
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

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

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

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

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

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
10
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
14
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Apr 14 @ 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 14 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Apr
17
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
19
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

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

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

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Apr
24
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
27
Fri
Middle River Kayaking Trip
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day

The bridges of Madison county await exploration.  This beginner level kayaking and camping adventure explores the limestone bluffs and lowland woods of the Middle River.  Camp at one of central Iowa’s most scenic parks – Pammel State Park.   All transportation, gear and meals are provided.

$200 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

May
1
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
3
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

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

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

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

May
5
Sat
2018 Here’s What’s Blooming @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
May 5 all-day
May
6
Sun
Intro to Kayak Fishing @ Brookwood Park
May 6 @ 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 6, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $45.00

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

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

Pre-register and Pay by Friday, May 4

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

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
12
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
May 12 @ 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 14 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

May
13
Sun
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
17
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

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

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

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

May
18
Fri
Yellow River Backpacking Trip @ Yellow River State Forest
May 18 – May 20 all-day
Yellow River Backpacking Trip @ Yellow River State Forest | Houghton | Michigan | United States

The perfect trip to learn about the basics of backpacking.  Our experienced team will guide you through this beginner level trip.  Learn about back-country tent and hammock camping, trip planning and food preparation.  This beginner level trip will take place at Yellow River State Forest.  This trip is appropriate for most age and fitness levels.  No prior backpacking or hiking experience is needed.

$75 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
22
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
May 22 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 25, March 4 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 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

May 22, June 12, July 10

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, 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 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May
26
Sat
River Floats
May 26 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
Sun
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
31
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

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

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

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Jun
2
Sat
Rocks on the Water: Archaeology Paddle
Jun 2 all-day
Rocks on the Water: Archaeology Paddle

Rocks on the Water: Archaeology Paddle

Crawdaddy is bringing to you a rich cultural experience!  This adventure focuses the deep cultural history Bremer County, the Cedar Valley and Iowa in general.  Paddlers can expect five stops along the way where they will be presented with the following discussion topics: an overview of Bremer County and Cedar Valley archaeology, artifact collection and curation, technology in archaeology, cultural resources compliance, and current archaeological research.  Participants are encouraged to bring their artifacts and questions.  The event is limited to 20 paddlers.

About the tour guide – Brennan (B.J.) Dolan is an archaeologist and cultural resources manager for the Iowa DOT.  He is the current president of the Association of Iowa Archaeologist, and a board member for the Iowa Archaeological Society.  He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, University of Nebraska, and Waverly-Shell Rock schools.

The cost is $30 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $40 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.


 

Jun
5
Tue
River Floats
Jun 5 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.


 

Jun
9
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Jun 9 @ 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 14 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Jun
12
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Jun 12 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 25, March 4 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 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

May 22, June 12, July 10

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, 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 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Jun
14
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

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

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

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Jun
21
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jun 21 @ 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 40-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.

Jun
22
Fri
White Rock Conservancy Kayaking & Hiking Trip
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day

Join us for a kayaking and camping trip to the Middle Raccoon River in Western Iowa.  Paddle through the enchanting sandstone cliffs of the Whiterock Valley and camp at the Whiterock Conservancy Campground.  This beginner level trip combines daily kayak floats with opportunities to hike through the unique conservancy area of savannas, restored prairies, riverside bluffs and unique historic sites.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

$200 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
28
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

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

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

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Jul
5
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 5 @ 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 40-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
7
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Jul 7 @ 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 14 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Jul
10
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Jul 10 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 25, March 4 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 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

May 22, June 12, July 10

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, 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 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Jul
12
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

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

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

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Jul
14
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Jul 14 @ 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 14 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Jul
17
Tue
River Floats
Jul 17 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.


 

Jul
19
Thu
Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trip @ Lake Superior, Wisconsin
Jul 19 – Jul 24 all-day
Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trip @ Lake Superior, Wisconsin

If you’ve previously joined us on a Lake Superior kayak adventure, this trip is for you.  This year we will be backcountry camping on an island to island excursion including Basswood, Stockton and Oak Islands.  If conditions permit, we will paddle to the Raspberry Island lighthouse.  Previous sea kayaking experience with CrawDaddy Outdoors is required.  All transportation, gear and meals are provided.

July 19 through 24

Please mention any dietary restrictions when registering for the trip.

$575 per person cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for the trip.

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

Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 19 @ 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 40-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
26
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

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

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

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Aug
4
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Aug 4 @ 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 14 | Hannen Lake: Blairstown, Iowa
Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Aug
9
Thu
St. Croix River Trip @ St. Croix River
Aug 9 – Aug 12 all-day
St. Croix River Trip @ St. Croix River

Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act with this rustic paddling trip to one of the first designated scenic rivers.  This trip will provide a true kayak camping experience as we float down this beautiful river in western Wisconsin.   Previous paddling and camping experience is recommended.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

August 9 through 12

Please mention any dietary restrictions when registering for the trip.

$300 per person cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for the trip.

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
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

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

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

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Aug
14
Tue
River Floats
Aug 14 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.