Minnesota may (arguably) have 10,000 lakes, but it also has hundreds of miles of rivers—many of them perfect for a kayak. What’s so great about Minnesota is its varied mixture of water from quiet scenic lakes and rivers, to roaring white water rivers and majestic Lake Superior.
Our ACA-certified instructors will first teach you the basics in the pool or on one of our many beautiful metro area lakes. As you gain skill and confidence, we will move you on to the gentle Mississippi, Crow Wing or St. Croix Rivers to gain experience on moving water. For the more adventurous kayaker, the thrill-a-minute play spots and rapids on the Snake River, the Kettle River in Banning State Park and the St. Louis River in Jay Cooke State Park await. For those wanting a true sea kayaking experience, Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Seashore will give you that and much more.
Whichever paddling discipline you choose, your TRR Minnesota chapter, along with the support of partners Three Rivers Parks District and Rapids Riders Canoe and Kayak Club are here for you and every paddle stroke you take!
Winter pool sessions begin in November at the Edinborough Park Pool in Edina and run through April. White water instruction with TRR-Mpls and Rapids Riders start in May and run through June. Outdoor lake and gentle river sessions with Three Rivers Parks District start in May and run through September.
We serve patients at the Minneapolis VA Hospital as well as any injured/affected service member who are interested in kayaking. Please contact us for further information.
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Fill out the form to the right to send a message to the chapter coordinator and get involved!
Naomi Houdek, Outreach