Pre-registration required- Register Here
Geodes are nature’s treasure chest! Participants will be paddling this beautiful stretch of river between stops on the sandbars as we search for geodes. Ryan Clark, a Geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will be leading the paddle as he talks about the geology of the river, why we can find geodes in that particular stretch of river, and how geodes form. The paddle is open to everyone, however children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Paddle registration is limited to 20 boats.
Jefferson County Conservation has all their canoes reserved at this time therefore participants will need to bring their own canoes or kayaks. This program is geared toward people who have experience paddling. If participants would like to use the shuttle, masks will be required for the entire shuttle trip.
There is a registration fee of $5 per boat.
This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. The Des Moines River Water Trail is one of 19 official water trails in Iowa.