I Can Paddle!

I Can Paddle!


I Can Paddle! has ended for the season.
Check back in the spring for the 2019 schedule!

Get your family out on the water this summer! Learn paddling skills from experienced guides while exploring some of Minnesota's most stunning lakes and rivers. These programs are designed especially for first-time paddlers; no experience is necessary. Afterwards, you and your family will be ready to launch your own paddling adventure.

  • Use of a canoe or kayak, plus paddles and life jackets.
  • Small group sizes—you'll get the attention you need to develop your skills.
  • No experience necessary; all equipment provided.
  • Great for families!

Sign Up Now!

Preregistration is required for all I Can Paddle! programs.

Early registration is recommended, as these programs tend to fill up fast. Online reservations can be made 24 hours a day sign up online now! Or, if you prefer to sign up by phone, call us toll-free, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (excluding holidays): 866-857-2757.


All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or hazardous conditions. Cancellations for I Can Paddle! programs can be made up to one week prior to the program.


Still have questions? Please contact the DNR Information Center toll-free at (888) 646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also get more information by emailing [email protected].

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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.