Kayak Safety Basics

Pinicon Ridge Park, Linn County

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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 21, 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 



A similar session is being offered from 6-8 PM on June 14 if you are interested in that as well.  The fee is $20 per person per 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 10 and up are welcome but must be supervised by an adult. 

In case of inclement weather threatening you can call Wickiup Hill until 4:30 PM the day of the event.  You also can consult the Wickiup Hill Facebook page and we will have that information updated as quickly as possible if it looks inclement.  For further questions on the kayak sessions feel free to call us at Wickiup Hill at (319) 892-6485.

Preregistration is required. Limited to 10 registrants.  

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Kayak Safety Basics


Tuesday, June 21, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Pinicon Ridge Park, Eagle View Shelter
1864 Horseshoe Falls Rd.
Central City, IA 52214
If you have questions contact Chuck at 319-892-6485
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Adults - $20.00

Children - $20.00