June 20, 2023
Pinicon Ridge Park - Watercraft Riverside Area
4729 Horseshoe Falls Rd
Central City, IA 52214
Kayak Safety Basics
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
If you’re new to kayaking, the backwaters at Pinicon Ridge Park are a great place to practice and learn about open water kayaking, but in a controlled backwater setting Join ACA certified kayak instructors as we cover Personal Flotation Devices (PFD), equipment, river etiquette, where to paddle and safety.
We will practice basic strokes, graceful entry and exit of a kayak and more. This session should be helpful to even experienced paddlers but is ideal for those just getting their feet wet. Tuesday, June 20, 6-8 p.m., at Pinicon Ridge Park, Watercraft Concession. We will meet at the nearby Eagle View Shelter. You should provide your own gear, boats, paddles, etc. Limited additional gear may be provided by calling 319-892-6485, to arrange for that option well in advance of the class. Online registration required. Cost: $20/session
Participants provide their own kayaks. Everyone will be required to be wear a lifejacket and dress to get wet. A towel and dry clothes to change into is recommended. Water shoes are suggested, but an old pair of sneakers would work also. Flip-flops are strongly discouraged. Youth 12 and up are welcome but must be supervised by a registered adult.
Preregistration is required. Limited to 10 registrants.