Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

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

 

Nov
17
Fri
Holiday Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Nov 17 – Nov 19 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 17-19 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
24
Fri
Black Friday + Small Business Saturday @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Nov 24 – Nov 25 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 24th between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm or Saturday the 25th 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: 

Ex Officio Underwear – buy 1 get 1 50% off
Socks (Fox River, Smartwool, FITS) – buy 2 get 1 free
All clothing on bargain racks – 50-75% off
All items on the bargain floor – 50-75% off
CrawDaddy Shirts, hats, and water bottles – 25% off
KAVU Bags – 25% off
Cast Iron and Pie Irons – 25% off
Camp Chairs – 25% off
Jetboil – 25% off
Climbing Gear – 25% off
Select Kayaks – 15 – 25% off

Dec
14
Thu
Christmas Greetings Windows on Main @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Dec 14 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.

Jan
18
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Jan 18 @ 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 $FREE 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 18 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 25 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 1 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 8 | Ingawanis Woodland

Jan
19
Fri
Iowa Boat, RV & Vacation Show @ UNI Dome
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day

Brave the cold and come out to the UNI Dome for the 30th 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 2018!

The prices below are good at the show and at the store January 19-21. All deals end on Sunday.

Select Kayaks are 15-25% off (see list below)

Free Extrasport Life jacket with any purchase of a kayak from Old Town or Ocean Kayak.

50% OFF
Scotty Rod Holder Gear
Chums
Select PFD’s

25% OFF
Select Paddles

Ram Mounts

 

2018 SHOW HOURS:
Friday, January 19
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 20
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 21
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.

Boats in Bold will be on display at the show.  Other boats on display at store.  Boats can be purchased at either location.

Brand Model Color Retail Sale Price
Jackson Kilroy LT red/white 1699 1274
Jackson Kilroy LT sage/tan 1699 1274
Jackson Kilroy Mahi 1499 1274
Jackson Kilroy Mahi 1499 1274
Jackson Cuda 12 Mangrove 1299 1104
Jackson Cuda 12 Rockfish 1299 1104
Jackson Cuda 12 Patriot 1299 1104
Jackson Cuda HD Mahi 1899 1614
Jackson Cuda HD Forest Camo 1899 1614
Jackson Cuda HD Bluefin 1899 1614
Jackson Skipper Dorado 899 674
Jackson Cruise 12 Mystery Machine 999 849
Jackson Cruise 12 Patriot 999 849
Jackson Cruise 10 Angler Bluefin 999 849
Jackson Cruise 10 Angler Mahi 999 849
Jackson Tupelo 12.5 Patriot 899 764
Jackson Tupelo 12 Patriot 899 764
 

Old Town

Twin Heron black cherry 800 680
Hurricane Santee 120 red 1249 1062
Hurricane Santee 120 red 1249 1062
Hurricane Sojourn 146/LV orange 1499 1274
Hurricane Sojourn 146 red 1499 1274
Hurricane Sojourn 146 red 1499 1274
Hurricane Sojourn 146 lime 1499 1274
Liquid Logic Manta Ray Angler camo 869 739
Liquid Logic Manta Ray 12 lime 769 654
Liquid Logic Manta Ray 12 lime 769 654
Liquid Logic Remix XP10 lime 979 832
Liquid Logic Remix XP10 road cone 979 832
Liquid Logic Remix 47 red 800 450
Ocean Kayak Nalu 12.5 cloud 750 650
Ocean Kayak Nalu 12.5 envy 750 650
Jackson Journey Sunrise 1199 1019
Jackson Traverse 9 Sunrise 1199 1019
Jackson Traverse 10 Aztec 1199 1019
 

Ocean Kayak

Malibu 2 Sunrise 700 595

 

Jan
25
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Jan 25 @ 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 $FREE 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 18 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 25 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 1 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 8 | Ingawanis Woodland

Jan
27
Sat
Waverly Rail Trail Candlelight Ski @ Trailhead Shelter
Jan 27 @ 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, January 27 from 5-7 pm. 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
1
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Feb 1 @ 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 $FREE 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 18 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 25 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 1 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 8 | Ingawanis Woodland

Feb
3
Sat
Waverly’s Snow Walk Sales @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Feb 3 all-day
Waverly’s Snow Walk Sales @ CrawDaddy Outdoors

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.

 

Feb
6
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Feb 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 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
8
Thu
Snowshoe Hike
Feb 8 @ 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 $FREE 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 18 | Babcock Woods
Thursday, January 25 | Cedar Bend Park
Thursday, February 1 | Brookwood Park and Red Cedar Trail
Thursday, February 8 | Ingawanis Woodland

Feb
9
Fri
Cedar Rapids Sportshow @ Hawkeye Downs Expo Center
Feb 9 – Feb 11 all-day

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 2018!

The prices below are good at the sportshow February 9-11 –AND– at the store February 9-10. All deals end on Sunday.

 

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

2018 SHOW HOURS:
Friday, February 9 |  3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 10 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, February 11 | 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
13
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Feb 13 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
20
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Feb 20 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
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

See List Below

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

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.

 

March Madness Kayak Sale

March 1 – 31, 2018

(Old Town and Ocean Kayak Canoes or Kayaks)

$50 rebate on kayaks $450-599

$60 rebate on kayaks $600-699

$70 rebate on kayaks $700-799

$80 rebate on kayaks $800-899

$90 rebate on kayaks $900-999

$100 rebate on kayaks $1000-1,099

$150 rebate on kayaks $1,100-1,999

$200 rebate on kayaks over $2,000

FREE Extrasport pfd with boat purchase.

 

Other Kayaks on Sale – 2017 or earlier models (some will be at show, others at store)

Brand Model Color Retail Sale Price
Jackson Kilroy LT red/white 1699 1274
Jackson Kilroy LT sage/tan 1699 1274
Jackson Kilroy Mahi 1499 1274
Jackson Cuda HD Mahi 1899 1614
Jackson Cuda HD Forest Camo 1899 1614
Jackson Cuda HD Bluefin 1899 1614
Jackson Skipper Dorado 899 674
Jackson Cruise 12 Mystery Machine 999 849
Jackson Cruise 10 Angler Bluefin 999 849
Jackson Cruise 10 Angler Mahi 999 849
Jackson Tupelo 12 Patriot 899 764
Jackson Journey Sunrise 1199 1019
Jackson Traverse 9 Sunrise 1199 1019
Jackson Traverse 10 Aztec 1199 1019
Old Town Twin Heron black cherry 800 680
Hurricane Santee 120 red 1249 1062
Hurricane Santee 120 red 1249 1062
Hurricane Sojourn 146/LV orange 1499 1274
Hurricane Sojourn 146 red 1499 1274
Hurricane Sojourn 146 red 1499 1274
Hurricane Sojourn 146 lime 1499 1274
Liquid Logic Manta Ray 12 lime 769 654
Liquid Logic Remix XP10 lime 979 832
Liquid Logic Remix XP10 road cone 979 832
Liquid Logic Remix 47 red 800 450
Ocean Kayak Nalu 12.5 cloud 750 650
Ocean Kayak Nalu 12.5 envy 750 650

 

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, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 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
Middle River Kayaking Trip

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.

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

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
Let’s Flamingle Spring Retail Event @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
May 5 all-day
Let's Flamingle Spring Retail Event @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

Spring is here and it’s time to celebrate! Join us for a great day of shopping, dining and FUN during Waverly’s Let’s Flamingle Spring Retail event! Stop in participating merchants – including CrawDaddy Outdoors – for great deals and amazing backyard flamingo party games! You don’t want to miss it!

Stay up-to-date on event announcements by joining the official Let’s Flamingle Facebook event.

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, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 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 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
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
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May 27 Shell Rock River – Camp Comfort to Heery Woods Park
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June 5 Volga River
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July 17 Upper Iowa River
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August 14 Whitewater Creek and North Fork of the Maquoketa River
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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
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May 27 Shell Rock River – Camp Comfort to Heery Woods Park
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June 5 Volga River
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July 17 Upper Iowa River
View Itinerary >> 

August 14 Whitewater Creek and North Fork of the Maquoketa River
View Itinerary >> 

 

 

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
View Itinerary >> 

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

June 5 Volga River
View Itinerary >>

July 17 Upper Iowa River
View Itinerary >> 

August 14 Whitewater Creek and North Fork of the Maquoketa River
View Itinerary >> 

 

 

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 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