2017 Whitewater Paddling Festivals

Kettle River Paddle Fest – May 5,6,7 on the Kettle River, Sandstone, MN. “Laid back and action packed”   this early season whitewater paddling event is perfect for paddlers of all skill levels; fun whitewater and excellent surfing on the beautiful and clean Kettle River.

Lester River Race – as soon as the river is flowing, or May 13 on the St Louis River.  The Lester River is on the East end of Duluth Minnesota.  Top level paddlers compete racing through drop after drop of class IV whitewater.  This event has easy access for river viewing for those not intending to race.

Paddle Mania– July 29th & Sun, July 30th whitewater paddling on Minnesota’s St. Louis River.  This event coincides with “Carlton Daze” the yearly small town festival in Calton , MN
more info at http://www.paddle-mania.com/

Wausau Whitewater – open releases and events from May to September on the Wisconsin River right in downtown Wausau WI.  Midwest Freestyle Championship are held on the weekend of August 18-19

Charles City Challenge: Whitewater Weekend June 17-18 on the Cedar River, downtown Charles City, IA.

ButterCup Whitewater Slalom Series A welcoming event for paddlers of a skill levels and perfect for paddlers new to whitewater competition. 4 races from May to September.

Jim Falls WI – April 1st thru May 31 at  850cfs, June 10,11 at 650. July 22,23 at 650. And Aug 12,13 at 650.
June 10th will be a 4 hour safety day class.
July 22 will be beginner kayaker.
Aug 13th will be buttercup slalom race.

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