PRATT – The third annual Little Apple Paddle – a 10-mile, family-friendly paddle along the Kansas River – will take place Saturday, July 15 this year. Paddlers will depart from the boat ramp at Linear Trail Head (E. Hwy 24) at 9 a.m. and arrive at St. George around 1 p.m., with at least one stop along the route. Upon finishing, paddlers can sit back and relax as buses haul everyone back to the trail head. The deadline to register is June 30.
Paddlers who have canoes or kayaks are encouraged to bring their own vessels and life jackets. Those without equipment can rent vessels on a first-come, first-serve basis. Life jackets are required.
Registration costs, which include a light lunch and event t-shirt, are as follows:
- $10 Bring your own vessel (must have life jacket)
- $15 Rent single-person kayak (life jacket and paddles included)
- $30 Rent two-person kayak or canoe (life jackets and paddles included)
For more information, and to register, visit www.mhkprd.com and click “Events,” then “Little Apple Paddle.”
This event is made possible by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Kansas State University Recreational Services; Fort Riley MWR; Friends of the Kaw; Friends of Tuttle Creek State Park; Pathfinder; Manhattan Fire Department; and Visit Manhattan.