Allamakee County Conservation to host Mississippi River Backwater Paddling Series - Big Slough Landing

Join the Allamakee County Conservation Board for a guided Mississippi River backwater paddling adventure August 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. and returning to the landing by sunset at the Big Slough Boat Landing. Participants are welcome to use their own canoe or kayak but must follow all rules and regulations in accordance with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A limited number of solo and tandem kayaks will be available to use from the Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB), provided with paddles and life jackets.

Advanced registration is required for this series of programs. To register or reserve a kayak, call 563-538-0403. Solo participants are encouraged to register, but may be paired with other paddlers in a tandem kayak if using ACCB equipment.

If the Mississippi River is above a safe paddling level, as determined by the Allamakee County Conservation Board on the day of the event, it will be canceled for that month. If river conditions or severe weather do not allow for safe paddling, an announcement will be made via the Allamakee County Conservation Board Facebook Page.

A full schedule of upcoming events hosted by the Allamakee County Conservation Board and the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center is available by following the ACCB on Facebook. To register or to receive more information on this event or any event, call the ACCB at 563-538-0403.