Monday, March 19, 2018

POOL SESSION SATURDAY MARCH 24,2018

SDCKA POOL SESSION. Saturday March 24, 2018 6:00pm-8:00pm at EMBE 300 W 11th St.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104. Please use rear door on Dakota Ave.
Please make sure your boats are clean! A bucket of water will be available to wipe out your boats if needed.  Please call Mary Finck at 605-366-3924 or Dave Finck 605-366-6844 to let us know if you are coming or have any questions .  If you are a member of SDCKA there is no charge, if you don't belong there is a $10.00 fee, applications will be available if you wish to join SDCKA $10.00 single or $12.00 family.  Hope to see you there .

Monday, February 12, 2018

POOL SESSION FEBRUARY 17, 2018 6:00PM-8:00PM

SDCKA POOL SESSION Saturday February 17, 2018 6:00pm-8:00pm at EMBE 300 W 11th St.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104. Please use rear door on Dakota Ave.
Please make sure your boats are clean! A bucket of water will be available to wipe out your boats if needed.  Please call Mary Finck at 605-366-3924 or Dave Finck 605-366-6844 to let us know if you are coming or have any questions .  If you are a member of SDCKA there is no charge, if you don't belong there is a $10.00 fee, applications will be available if you wish to join SDCKA $10.00 single or $12.00 family.  Hope to see you there .

Monday, January 1, 2018

SDCKA ANNUAL MEETING

JANUARY 20, 2018

The South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 20, 2018 
at the Outdoor Campus, 4500 S. Oxbow Ave. Sioux Falls

Social Hour from 11 am - Noon. Programs start at Noon with a 4pm finish.

The Annual Meeting is a great time to learn more about paddling around the region.
The SDCKA is proud to be a resource for all levels around the state. We've been promoting paddling adventures in the great outdoors since 1981!

  • Learn about paddling the Missouri Breaks in Montana with Donna Juffer & Jackie Meisenheimer
  • Developments on the Jay Heath Water Trail on the BSR
  • Will Collins will present his 2500 mile 'Source to Sea' journey on the Mississippi he just completed! 
  • Roger Foote has some wisdom to impart about Boundary Waters...
  • Learn more about Missouri River paddling excursions in SD this summer
Please plan to renew your membership: $10 for single, $12 family. If you can't attend mail your dues to: SDCKA, 90227, Sioux Falls, SD. 57109

We hope to see you there, 

All of us on the SDCKA Board; David Mays, Roger Foote, Lee Schelling, Pat Wellner, Mary Finck, Dave Finck, Dave Schaeffer, Gene Preston, Darci Winthers, Steven Dahlmeier


POOL SESSION JANUARY 21, 2018

SDCKA POOL SESSION Sunday January 21, 2018 10:00 AM-Noon at EMBE 300 W 11th St. Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104

Please make sure your boats are clean! A bucket of water will be available to wipe out your boats if needed.  Please call Mary Finck at 605-366-3924 or Dave Finck 605-366-6844 to let us know if you are coming or have any questions .  If you are a member of SDCKA there is no charge, if you don't belong there is a $10.00 fee, applications will be available if you wish to join SDCKA.  Hope to see you there.


Friday, December 15, 2017



THE SDCKA Annual Meeting is January 20th at the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls from 11am - 4pm.  Presentations from 12pm - 3:30pm with more social time this year! Please plan to attend, we'll have more info soon!

Monday, September 18, 2017

PRESIDENTS CRUISE 2017

2017 SDCKA PRESIDENT'S CRUISE

Hello to all SDCKA Members!

Summer is wrapping up but there’s some great paddling ahead as we get into fall. Your SDCKA Board thought what better place for the President’s Cruise than on the newly established Jay Heath Trail? This is a good chance to be with others and explore the route and see the new campsites installed for canoe and kayakers
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The president's cruise will be September 30, 2017 at 11AM at hywy 18, about 3 miles east of Canton, SD.  We will meet there and shuttle vehicles to Newton Hills.  On Sunday October 1 we will shuttle to Fairview for the last part of the cruise. 

The Jay Heath Trail campsite is located across from canoe launch just before the entrance of the horse camp at at Newton Hills State Park,  we will meet here for a simple cook-out.

We also have the Jay Heath campsite reserved for Saturday night for anyone that would like to tent camp for the night. There are vault toilets available and water, or anyone wishing to camp in the Newton Hills State Park should get their reservations made (asap) the park fills up fast.  Mary and Dave Finck are in campsite # 4.  If you have any questions you can call me at 605-366-6844.




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Jay Heath Water Trail Dedication June 13

Please consider joining us for an extra-special event at noon June 13. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks have dedicated a stretch of the Big Sioux River as the newly christened Jay Heath Water Trail and the ceremony to make it official is that Tuesday near Brandon.

Jay Heath was a longtime member of our club; he helped found it, in fact, back in 1981. He loved the water and his blog, Kayaking the Lakes of South Dakota has helped countless folks get on the water in our area. (A link to it is on the right side of this page.)

Join us for the event and if you wish, you can also bring your kayaks and take part in the inaugural Jay Heath Trail Cruise which follows after the dedication. It's about a one-hour cruise on the Big Sioux River, now named for our member.

We hope we'll see you there and that you'll spread the word about this event! Thank you -- here is a simple map to the site, 300 W. Holly Boulevard, Brandon, S.D.


Paddling Fairs This Weekend - June 10-11

Two free-for-the public paddling fairs are coming up this weekend - we hope you'll join us and spread the word.

The first event is Saturday, June 10 at Lake Yankton's Festival. It'll be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Lake Yankton. Volunteers are welcome to help share the sport, and the public will use our boats to learn a bit more about kayaking.

The second event is a big one - the annual Paddling Fair at Family Lake is from 1-4 p.m. Sunday June 11. The lake is located on the west side of Sioux Falls (pictured) and usually hundreds of folks come out for this one.

We could use your help and hope you'll join one or both of these awesome shindigs! Feel free to call or write Jarett (605-941-4940) or Dave (605-366-6844) for more information!

Lake Yankton: Take Toe Road to near Chief White Crane State Park; the lake is on the left side, across the road from the tail races of the Gavins Point Dam. We'll be near the training dock.

Family Lake Park: Take W. 12th Street to Tea/Ellis Road. Park is on north side of 12th Street; you'll see the signs and our tent canopy.