2014 Whitewater Canoe & Kayak Instructional Opportunities

Local Opportunities:

Jim Falls Whitewater
Local Whitewater Canoe & Kayak Information Contacts: please contact jimfallswhitewater@yahoo.com or call, Whitewater Kayak Information - (715) 579-4184, Whitewater Canoe Information - (715) 226-0842.

2014 Jim Falls Whitewater Beginner Whitewater Kayaking Course
  • Specific Dates TBA - Will only be hold if enough interest; minimum of 5 students
    Participant Limit: 10
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Registration Deadline: TBA
  • Dates& amp; Locations:
    • One week day night - 5 to 9 p.m. - Location to be announced.
    • One Saturday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Meet @ Old Abe Lake Boat Landing (Jim Falls, WI)
    • One Sunday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Meet @ Hwy 178 Historical Marker (Jim Falls, WI)
    • *Note*Each participant will need to be outfitted for boats & gear prior to the first day of this course.
    • For more information please email us @ jimfallswhitewater@yahoo.com  
Out of Area Opportunities:

Rapids Riders - St. Paul / Minneapolis, MN
Canoe U is an annual course held to teach Whitewater Canoeing & Kayaking consisting of 5 days of instruction held on nights & weekends.   This event consists of one pool session (Brookyln Park Pool - 4 to 5 hours 2 weeks prior to the event) & 2 weekends of instruction, weekend before & after Memorial Day Weekend (Conducted at St. Croix State Park & Robinson County Park near Sandstone, MN).  Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to Whitewater Kayak or Canoe!

For more information on this training opportunity go to www.rapidsriders.org/canoeu - or - email training@rapidsriders.net

Wausau Whitewater - Wausau, WI
Ray McLain's Introduction to Whitewater Classes:  Level I, Level II, Level III & Canoeing. 

Conducted by Bear Paw Adventure Resort (http://www.bearpawoutdoors.com/) & Whitecap Kayak (http://www.whitecapkayak.com/).  Both of these private businesses also offer private Whitewater Canoe & Kayak Instructional opportunities in addition to these mini classes held during Wausau Recreational Releases.

For more information go to http://wausauwhitewater.org/

University of Minnesota Duluth - Dulth, MN
Kayak & Canoe.  The Kayak and Canoe Institute is staffed by experienced, motivated and enthusiastic instructors, dedicated to teaching paddlers to become skillful and self-sufficient. All courses blend paddling skill development, risk management training and technical information to help you establish the judgment needed to have a fun and safe day on the water. If you would like private instruction please call to check on instructor availability.

For more information go to http://www.umdrsop.org/%28RSOP%20Web%29/Kayak_&_Canoe/index.html or call (218) 726-7128.

Local Paddling Club - Recreational Kayaking, Canoeing & Sea Kayaking (Instructional Oppurtunities Available)

Purewater Paddlers
Bringing together people who have an interest in paddling the lakes and rivers of West Central Wisconsin. We canoe and kayak the lakes and rivers in our area on a regular basis. We will meet weekly during the summer to paddle places such as: Mt. Simon Park (Dells Pond) in Eau Claire. Timber Terrace on the Chippewa River in Chippewa Falls. Paint Creek, Jim Falls, Cornell (Brunet Island), Lake Wissota, and many other areas. On weekends, we like to paddle the Chippewa River, Red Cedar River, Flambeau, Eau Claire, Brule, Wolf, White, Black River, and almost any others that are running. We typically have about 12-15 river trips in the summer.

We have members who paddle flat water, lazy river, Lake Superior at the Apostle Islands (Sea Kayaking), as well as whitewater. Whatever your paddling interest, you will find members of PWP who share those interests! We hope to meet you on the water!


Pool sessions, Deep Water Safety & Rolling Clinics (In conjunction with UW Stout Adventures).

For more information, go to http://www.purewaterpaddlers.com/