Learn2 Paddle

All classes are now full.

Have you ever wanted to try kayaking but didn't know where to begin? Do you want to get out on the water but don't have your own kayak? You're in luck! Missouri State Parks is offering to teach you how to paddle and have a safe enjoyable time on the water.

This summer, staff will be offering free kayaking instruction at select Missouri state parks. This will be a great opportunity to try something new and experience some of Missouri's lakes. We'll supply the equipment and the expertise. You supply the enthusiasm and an eagerness to discover nature and a new skill. Click here to read the news release.

Learn2 Paddle Program Details

Missouri State Parks Provides:

  • Kayaks
  • Paddle
  • Life Jackets
  • Instructors

You Provide:

  • A good attitude and willingness to learn
  • Appropriate swimwear and footwear

Things to Consider Before You Register

  • Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Parent/guardian does not have to participate but must be there to provide adult supervision.)
  • Participants should be comfortable around water.
  • This event will be held in a Missouri state park and all rules and regulations apply.
  • This is a family-oriented event. Alcohol and tobacco products are not allowed while participating in the Learn2 Paddle Program.

2018 Dates and Locations

Date Location Session Times
June 30 Cuivre River State Park, Troy CANCELLED
July 14 Wakonda State Park, La Grange 10 a.m. - Noon - FULL
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  - FULL
July 19 Watkins MIll State Park, Lawson 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - FULL
Aug. 4 Stockton State Park, Dadeville 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - FULL
Noon - 2 p.m. - FULL
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - FULL
Aug. 18 Mark Twain State Park, Florida 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - FULL
Noon - 2 p.m. - FULL
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - FULL

The classes are free but registration is required.  All slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.