Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

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

 

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 26 Cedar River – North Cedar Park to Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp

May 27 Shell Rock River – Camp Comfort to Heery Woods Park

June 5 Volga River

July 17 Upper Iowa River

August 14 Whitewater Creek and North Fork of the Maquoketa River


 

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 26 Cedar River – North Cedar Park to Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp

May 27 Shell Rock River – Camp Comfort to Heery Woods Park

June 5 Volga River

July 17 Upper Iowa River

August 14 Whitewater Creek and North Fork of the Maquoketa River


 

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.

May 26 Cedar River – North Cedar Park to Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp

May 27 Shell Rock River – Camp Comfort to Heery Woods Park

June 5 Volga River

July 17 Upper Iowa River

August 14 Whitewater Creek and North Fork of the Maquoketa River


 

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, 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.

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

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, 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, 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.

May 26 Cedar River – North Cedar Park to Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp

May 27 Shell Rock River – Camp Comfort to Heery Woods Park

June 5 Volga River

July 17 Upper Iowa River

August 14 Whitewater Creek and North Fork of the Maquoketa River


 

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.

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, 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.

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.

May 26 Cedar River – North Cedar Park to Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp

May 27 Shell Rock River – Camp Comfort to Heery Woods Park

June 5 Volga River

July 17 Upper Iowa River

August 14 Whitewater Creek and North Fork of the Maquoketa River


 

Aug
18
Sat
Floatzilla
Aug 18 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
23
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Aug 23 @ 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
25
Sat
2018 Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon @ Ingawanis Woodland
Aug 25 all-day

Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon

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

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

Registration Coming Soon…

Course

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

Start

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

Spectators

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

Weather

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

Directions

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

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

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

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

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

Prizes

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

Volunteers

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

Contact info

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

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Sep
6
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Sep 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.

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.

 

Sep
7
Fri
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

One of the curviest rivers of the Midwest is a hidden gem in Southwestern Wisconsin.  This gorgeous, narrow river provides beautiful scenic paddling amongst the river valley bluffs.  Camp in a small town Wisconsin city campground and enjoy the peacefulness of this beautiful region.  This is a beginner level trip suitable for all fitness levels.  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.

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

Sep
15
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Sep 15 @ 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, 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

Sep
20
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Sep 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.

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.

 

Sep
22
Sat
13th Anniversary Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
13th Anniversary Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

13th Anniversary Open House

September 22, 2017 | 8:00AM-4:00PM

This year marks our 13th Anniversary and we want to celebrate with you! Stop by the store on Saturday, September 22nd from 8am to 4pm for the Annual CrawDaddy Outdoors Open House.

•    8-9am | Silent Auction on demo/rental kayaks
•    13 years in business = 13% off store-wide (including Kayaks)
•    Tons of other great deals | 25-75% off
•    Door Prizes from our vendors

Other great deals you’ll find during the Open House:
Select Kayaks & PFD’s – 30-50% OFF

— KAYAK DEALS —

This is by far our LARGEST & FINAL discount of the year on kayaks. Here are just *SOME* of the amazing kayak deals we have in store for you.

List to come later.

Want to wait until next spring or summer, but get anniversary pricing? You can purchase these select kayaks for the sale price with a 50% deposit, and pay the rest when you pick up the item next year.

Oct
1
Mon
Green River Paddling Trip in KY
Oct 1 – Oct 15 all-day
Green River Paddling Trip in KY @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

Green River, Kentucky

The wilderness calls! Joins us as we float one of Kentucky’s most scenic waterways. This fun filled adventure takes you on a canoe camping expedition through Kentucky cave country. The Green River is home to one of the most unique geological areas on earth. Float down a beautiful winding river surrounded by tall bluffs and bubbling springs. Paddle by waterfalls and limestone pocketed caves as you travel through this scenic wild country. Camping on gravel bars with the sound of the river right beside you and experience nature like you never have before. This is an adventure destined to make memories for a lifetime.

All transportation, gear and meals are provided.

TBD: Early October

Cost:  TBD

$To Be Determined   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

Nov
16
Fri
Holiday Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day
Holiday Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

Shop Local this Holiday

Beat the mayhem of Black Friday by checking out the deals in Waverly and at CrawDaddy Outdoors November 16-18 during Holiday Open Houses in Waverly.

Friday 10-6
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 10-2

Some of the amazing deals you’ll find:
– Kuhl Jeans – 25% off
– Socks (Fox River, Smartwool, FITS) – Buy 2 get 1 Free
– Kayak Paddles – Any paddle over $150 is 10% off
– Kayak Skirts & Covers – 25% off
– Canoe Paddles – 50% off
– All Backpacks, Tents, Sleeping Bags & Pads – 25% off
– Select PFD Lifejackets – 25% off
– Select Kayaks 15-25% off

Nov
23
Fri
Black Friday + Small Business Saturday @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
Black Friday + Small Business Saturday @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

Whether you are shopping for the holidays or treating yourself to some special gifts this year, now is the time to find the best deals at CrawDaddy Outdoors.

Stop by the store on Friday the 23rd between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm or Saturday the 24th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to check out all the unbelievable prices on a wide range of our best products, and let us help you make this holiday season one to remember.

Some of our amazing Black Friday + Small Business Saturday deals: 

 

Dec
13
Thu
Christmas Greetings Windows on Main @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Dec 13 all-day
Christmas Greetings Windows on Main @ CrawDaddy Outdoors

Participate in this fun and family-friendly activity. Stroll down Bremer Ave. in Waverly, Iowa 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.