Polk County Conservation

Current River Kayak Trip

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Join Polk County Conservation naturalists on this five-day paddling adventure on the Current River in Missouri. The crystal clear Current River moves through stunning Ozark landscapes, and features many caves and large springs along the way. Rated a Class 1 rapid, the Current River is enjoyable and safe for both beginners and experts. We’ll paddle three days and camp three nights. Meals will be prepared for you on the river and by the campfire while you relax and take in the scenery.

Fee: $450; includes transportation (15 passenger van), lodging, most equipment, kayak rentals, and all food except two meals while traveling.

Departure Jester Park at 7:00 a.m.

Minimum age 21; must have prior paddling experience and be in good physical condition.

Participants need to bring a tent, sleeping bag, personal items, cash for souvenirs and meals while traveling.

Registration deadline is April 20.

**Registration for past kayak trip participants will be accepted after January 1, 2018 to provide opportunity for new participants to register. ALL registered individuals must attend and pass a mandatory paddling proficiency test prior to the trip. Tests will be available at Jester Park, Discovery Pond on April 17 at 10am and 6pm or April 19 at 2pm. Registered participants are responsible for contacting Lewis at lewis.major@polkcountyiowa.gov to schedule a date/time. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the registration and the trip fee will be refunded.

To register, click here.

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