River Raiders

Buchanan County Conservation Offices, Buchanan County

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Adventure awaits around every bend!  Explore the Upper Iowa River from Kendallville to Decorah. Youth will canoe, camp, cook outdoors, and learn wilderness skills on this two-night, three-day excursion. Participants will paddle their way around winding bends, rapids, scenic waterfalls, cold springs, and 200-foot chimney bluffs.  The trip fee includes tents, food, canoes, life jackets, paddles and transportation. Enrollment is limited to 14 participants.  Participants must attend the training day on June 13 (5 - 8 pm).  The training will include camping and paddling basics, menu for the trip itinerary, and what to pack.  Age - youth entering grades 6-8.  The trip is offered in partnership with Buchanan and Benton County Conservation.

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River Raiders


Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - Friday, June 21, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Leave from Fontana Nature Center
1883 125th St.
Hazleton, IA 50641
Sondra Cabell scabell@co.buchanan.ia.us (319) 636-2617 Aaron Askelson aaskelson@bentoncountyparks.com (319) 472-4942
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Children - $100.00


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