Canoeing and Kayaking for Beginners

Experience canoeing and kayaking first hand at the FREE Canoe/Kayak event July 11, 2020, starting at 9 am! Boats and gear will be supplied; bring your own boat if you have one. Instruction will be given on paddle movement and motion, boat basics and safety. Participants will experience canoeing or kayaking during a paddle on the water.

This event is open to people of all ages; children under 8 years old must supply their own life preserver if participating. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and water friendly clothing.

Due to the popularity of this event, there will be a maximum of 120 participants allowed.  Participants will be placed into sessions with an assigned start time. Each session will last 45 minutes on the water with a maximum of 30 floaters per session. Groups are allowed, but each individual from the group needs to sign up as there is an electronic waiver that needs to be signed.

All water enthusiasts, regardless of canoeing or kayaking experience, are welcome!

Guy B. Park is just 5 minutes north of Platte City, take Exit 20 off I-29 and head North on 371 HWY.

For more information call 816-858-3419.

Event Details

Cost: FREE
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020
9:00 am (45 min sessions)

Guy B. Park Conservation Area
371 Hwy and Bee Creek Boulevard
Platte City, MO 64079

Platte County Parks playgrounds and restrooms will be closed until further notice.  This includes the playgrounds at Platte Ridge Park, Barry Platte Park, and the Barry Platte Annex.  The restroom facilities at Platte Ridge Park soccer and baseball complexes will also be closed.  Platte County Parks is canceling all ball-field reservations at Barry Platte Park and Platte Ridge Park until further notice per recommendations of the CDC. We will be assessing the situation on a weekly basis. Questions? Please call 816-858-3419

Parks and trails do remain open, including open space and trails.  Please use proper social distancing when using the parks.