Learn2 Paddle

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 and 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 supply the equipment and the expertise; you supply the enthusiasm and an eagerness to discover nature and a new skill.

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.

2020 Dates and Locations

DATE

LOCATION

SESSION TIMES

REGISTRATION OPENS
May 16 Cancelled: Finger Lakes State Park, Columbia 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
April 6
June 6

Current River State Park, Salem

10 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
April 27
June 13 Watkins Mill State Park, Lawson 10 a.m. - Noon
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
May 4
June 20 Finger Lakes State Park, Columbia 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
May 11
June 20 Wakonda State Park, La Grange 10 a.m. - Noon
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
May 11
June 27 Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton 10 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
May 14
July 10 Current River State Park, Salem 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. June 1
July 11 Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster 10 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
June 1
July 17 Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg 10 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
June 8
July 18 Wakonda State Park, La Grange 10 a.m. - Noon
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
June 8
July 25 Crowder State Park, Trenton 10 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
June 15
Aug. 1 Current River State Park, Salem 10 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
June 22
Aug. 1 Stockton State Park, Dadeville 10 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
June 22
Aug. 6 Table Rock State Park, Branson 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. June 29
Aug. 7 Table Rock State Park, Branson 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
June 29
Aug. 15 Finger Lakes State Park, Columbia 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
July 6
Aug. 15 Wakonda State Park, La Grange 10 a.m. - Noon
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
July 6
Aug. 27 St. Joe State Park, Park Hills 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
July 20
Aug. 28 St. Joe State Park, Park Hills 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. July 20

Registration

The classes are free, but registration is required. Click on the "REGISTER HERE" link below to register. When you get to the registration website, you will need to enter "Learn2" in the "Search Text" box. The classes that are currently open for registration will pop up. Registration closes five weeks after the registration open date. All slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register Here

If a class is full, you will have the option to register for the wait-list. If you register for the wait-list and a spot becomes available, you will be sent an email asking if you are still interested. You will have 24 hours to reply and secure your spot.

If you have any questions, please email cassidy.roling@dnr.mo.gov.

 

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