Polk County Conservation

Upper Iowa River Parent/Child Canoeing Adventure - Canceled

When & Where:

This event occurred in the past.

What:

Float past beautiful limestone bluffs as you and your child take a two day canoe trip down the scenic Upper Iowa River. We will depart Jester Park and head for Chimney Rock Campground, set up camp, and eat lunch before getting on the river. We will float about 3-4 hours, land at our campsite, have dinner, and share our adventures around the campfire with some tasty S ‘mores. The next day, we will break camp, eat breakfast, and float from our campsite about two hours down to Bluffton. Experienced and trained naturalists will insure a safe and enjoyable tip. Canoes, paddles, life jackets and most meals provided. 

  • Fee: $75; includes transportation (15 passenger van), camping fees, paddling gear, and all food except for meals while traveling.
  • Depart from Jester Park at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and return late afternoon on Sunday. 
  • Participants need to provide tent, sleeping bag, personal items, and cash for meals while traveling.
  • Minimum age is 12 and limited to 12 participants. Prior paddling experience is required and participants must be in good physical condition.
  • Registration deadline is July 19.
We’ll pay a patriotic tribute to the newly renovated Veterans Home in Marshalltown. We will tour the beautifully landscaped grounds and facilities. We will then step into nature at the Grimes Farm, take a tour of the renovated 1940’s Orpheum 
Theatre, tour the newly renovated Meskwaki Museum. Lunch will be at the 1902 Tremont on Main Street. 
Fee: $50; includes motor coach transportation, lunch and tour fees.
Depart from Prairie Meadows parking lot 1, Altoona. 
Registration deadline is May 9.Float past beautiful limestone bluffs as you and your child take a two day canoe trip down the scenic Upper Iowa River. We will depart Jester Park and head for Chimney Rock Campground, set up camp, and eat lunch before getting on the river. We will float about 3-4 hours, land at our campsite, have dinner, and share our adventures around the campfire with some tasty S ‘mores. The next day, we will break camp, eat breakfast, and float from our campsite about two hours down to Bluffton. Experienced and trained naturalists will insure a safe and enjoyable tip. Canoes, paddles, life jackets and most meals provided. - Trip is Cancelled

This trip is canceled due to low registration. 

 

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Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354
pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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