Ever paddled on the mighty Mississippi River? This is your chance to try kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards in the calm backwaters of Ellis Bay. The Mississippi River Water Trail Association and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invite you to experience the Mississippi River first-hand at the Riverlands Paddle Festival in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton, MO, on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Paddling and other activities will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Certified instructors will be available to answer any questions you have about paddling in our area. The cost is only $5/person, which will get you a lifejacket and time to try as many boats as you can! This event is open to all ages and skill levels. Kids 11 years old and older can paddle solo with their parent or guardian permission. Kids 10 years and younger can paddle with an adult in a canoe or tandem kayak.