The organization invites anyone, from novice paddlers to seasoned pros, to get to know the natural wonders of this 98-mile water trail and learn to truly appreciate Iowa's waterways.
The cost is $20 per person and includes insurance, program costs, food and entertainment. Participants who sign up by July 24 will receive a free t-shirt and guaranteed meal.
Participants should bring their own paddling equipment, sack lunch, water and snacks. A limited number of canoes and kayaks are available to reserve in advance from Turkey River Outfitters or by phone at (563) 245-3802. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
9 a.m. - Registration and Shuttle at Elkader City Park
10 a.m. - Program at Elkader City Park
Noon – Float from Elkader to Motor Mill
3:30 – 7 p.m. – Motor Mill tours, displays, locally produced meal and music by Kindred Minds
After dark – Perseid Meteor Showers for those camping
Event Hosts: Clayton County Conservation Board, DNR Fisheries, Fayette County Conservation Board,
Main Street Elkader, Motor Mill Foundation, Northeast Iowa RC&D, Turkey River Recreational Corridor,
Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network, and Iowa Rivers Revival