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Big Sioux River Tour! Kayak - Ages 16 & Up

Dates: August 24, 2021

Meets: Tu from 1 PM to 4 PM

Location: Big Sioux River - Launch TBD

Kayak Provide Own Shuttle to and from: $50.00

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Join Sioux Empire Paddlers on this exciting guided tour on the Big Sioux River! From water safety to transporting equipment, entering the river to maneuvering in moving waters; enjoy a lazy afternoon kayaking with family and friends as you meander along the lovely Sioux River. Bring a camera for wildlife and the scenic panoramas of South Dakota as you explore! Wear water appropriate clothing - you may get a little wet! Basic swimming skills required. All equipment needed is provided including paddles, life jackets, and boats.

Ages 16 and up for single-person kayak. Max weight - 250 lbs.

**There may be portaging due to bridge construction. Please be aware that you may be asked to 'team carry' your kayak for a portion around construction.

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Launch Spot. Farm Field Park.

Choose to either shuttle with the Instructors or to provide your own shuttling.

Shuttle/Transportation Ideas on your own.

-Have family member or friend drop you off and pick you up afterwards.

-Arrange to leave a car at the exit location.

-Call an Uber to take you to from the exit to your car at Farm Field Park Launch.

-Bike! Lock up your bike at the exit spot beforehand and after your lovely trip down the river, just ride the beautiful bike trail along the river right back to your car at Farm Field Park. Should be about a 30 min ride. Make sure you have your water bottle and hat.

Fee: $50.00

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)Kayak Provide Own Shuttle to and from$ 50.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Kayak-Instructor Provides Shuttle back to Car$ 59.00

Big Sioux River - Launch TBD

Exact Big Sioux River Launch To Be Determined
dependant upon weather conditions. Will update week of class.

Sioux Empire Paddlers


Sioux Empire Paddlers is a local nonprofit in the Sioux Falls area. Goal are to get more people paddling our local water ways, safety, and stewardship. We have been around since 2014 and hope to see you on the river. Our instructors: Will Wheeler has been an instructor for 2 years with our group and is from Sioux Falls SD. Friederike Gedge is our newest kayak instructor this year. She is from Brandon SD and is also a Boy Scout Troop Leader. Mitchell Joldersma has been a kayak instructor for 4 years and is from Sioux Falls SD.

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