OWLS: Paddling on the Wapsipinicon River

Hurstville Interpretive Center, Jackson County

Friday, July 15, 2022

Join the Jones & Jackson County Conservation Staff on Friday, July 15th for “Paddling the Wapsi” an Older Livelier Wiser Souls (OWLs) event.

Enjoy the scenic summer sights and sounds of the wild Wapsipinicon River as we paddle 8.9 miles beginning below the dam in Anamosa to the Newport Mills River Access.

Bring your kayak or canoe, paddles, pfd’s, dry bags, extra dry clothing, aquatic footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, and drinking water

Begin the day at 8:30 AM at the Wapsipinicon State Park Access below the dam to drop off watercraft. Drivers will then meet at 9 AM at the Newport Mills River Access to drop off vehicles and ride shuttles back to the put-in site. Introductions and a short safety talk will precede putting in on the Wapsi to begin paddling at 10 AM.

Bring a sack lunch to eat on a sandbar or visit an area restaurant following the paddle event.

Registration is required for this outing at https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Jones

 A limited number of kayaks and equipment are available for rent – please call (319)481-7987 to inquire on rental availability.

This outing is river level and weather dependent.

Older Wiser Livelier (OWL) events are sponsored by Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones County Conservation Departments. OWL programs offer the opportunity for like-minded adults to get together and have a great time while learning more about the world around them. OWLS host speakers as well plan trips throughout the tri-state area. Any adult is welcome on an OWLS event!

To Register

Register Online

Registration is required for this outing at https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Jones


OWLS: Paddling on the Wapsipinicon River


Friday, July 15, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-3783
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