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Kayaking on Ellis Bay

Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00am - 2:30pm Central West Alton, Missouri

Location Details

Audubon Center at Riverlands

301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, 63386

Please meet at the picnic pavilion on Riverlands Way (just past the Audubon Center).  

Kayaking on Ellis Bay

September 19, 2020 - West Alton, MO

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This 90 minute class will allow paddlers to explore Ellis Bay with a Riverlands environmental educator and guidance from the Mississippi River Water Trail Association (MRWTA). Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles will be provided to registrants. Masks are required for when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Typically, masks are not required on the water. Social distancing guidelines will be observed.

Group Size Limit: 7
Cost: $25 

Three Sessions Available: 9-10:30a, 11:00a-12:30p, 1:00-2:30p

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How is this kayaking class structured?
This 1.5 hour class will begin at the Picnic Pavilion on Riverlands Way in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Mississippi River Water Trail Association staff will discuss water safety guidelines and review the basics to kayaking on Ellis Bay. Participants and guides will then launch their boats and set off to paddle around Ellis Bay. Each session will be accompanied by a Riverlands environmental educator that can interpret and highlight the diverse wildlife that can be viewed along the Mississippi River.

Weight Limits:
Our boats are typically limited to 300 lbs. Please contact Michelle if you weigh 260 lbs or above, so that we can accomodate with the appropriate kayak. Email: Michelle.Wiegand@Audubon.org to inquire more.


What to Wear/Bring:

  • We highly recommend you wear synthetic fabrics only (no cotton).
  • Closed toe shoes are required
  • We recommend wearing sunblock
  • Hats are also recommended
  • Water for hydration


Upcoming dates: Sept 22nd, Oct 10th

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