Canoe and kayak fall rendezvous at Elk City Lake

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New paddlers can attend the “Intro to Kayaking Orientation”

PRATT – The Kansas Canoe and Kayak Association (KCKA) invites all to attend the 2014 Fall Rendezvous, Sept. 20-21, at Card Creek Campground, Elk City State Park. The free two-day canoeing and kayaking event is open to the public and all ages and experience levels are welcome.

Beginning canoers, kayakers, or paddlers looking to brush-up on their skills, will enjoy an out-of-water “Intro to Kayaking Orientation,” offered 4 p.m.–5 p.m., Sept. 20.

Whether you are interested in fishing, recreational, transitional, touring, or racing paddle craft,  this class will help ensure your time on the water is safe and fun. Participants will also have the opportunity to sit in all types of boats.

Intro to Kayaking Orientation topics include:

-Safety gear

-How to transport a boat

-What to look for when buying a boat

-Types of paddles and paddling tips

For more information about the KCKA, visit www.kansascanoe.org, or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Source: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

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