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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Learn to paddle at Washington County’s Square Lake Park Aug. 20

Have you seen someone paddling a kayak and thought it looked fun? Ever wondered what you need to get started on a kayak adventure of your own? A beginner kayaking experience will give participants the essential skills needed to build confidence on the water at Square Lake Park Aug. 20.

The program  Aug. 20 is from 10 a.m. to noon.

Join the staff of the Wild Rivers Conservancy for an introduction to kayaking at the park. Together with a small group and two trained instructors, participants will learn the basics of properly fitting a life jacket, how to hold a paddle, and common paddling techniques. The program is suitable for children age 8 and older. Children 14 years and younger must register with an adult. No previous paddling experience is required. The group will practice paddling along the shoreline.

Cost is $40 per person and advance registration required; class size is a maximum of 12 people. Depending on the weather and personal comfort, participants may wish to wear a swimsuit. Be prepared to get wet. Also, bring a water bottle and sunscreen. In case of cancellation due to inclement weather, students will be notified directly by email/text/phone within two hours of launch time, when possible. Refunds will only be issued for requests submitted at least 14 days prior to program date or if the program is cancelled due to inclement weather. Square Lake Park is at 15450 Square Lake Trail N., Stillwater.

A Washington County vehicle permit is required ($7 daily / $30 annual).

See more information on the Washington County website.

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