Thursday, April 30, 2015

Great Events Down on the River!

The South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association will host a booth at the Missouri River Rendezvous on May 2 in Yankton's Riverside Park.

The Rendezvous is part of three offerings paddlers might enjoy. The first is the 8:30 a.m. National Park Service River Cleanup. You can get on the water (in a power boat) and help keep the Missouri National Recreational River pristine.

The cleanup ends about 11:30 a.m., and around 12:30 p.m. the Dam N Back Trek, a new paddling race, begins (and ends) at Riverside Park. Racers will go against-current toward the Gavins Point Dam, then return.

The Rendezvous features two dozen outdoors exhibits, including ours! We'd love to see you down in Yankton this weekend! The expo continues until 5 p.m. Email Jarett with questions or just come down to the River!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Several of us are going from Farmfield Park on 57th just west of Western Ave to east 26th boat launch Wednesday April 29
We will meet at 57th at 1:00 PM and shuttle first.  Anyone wishing to join us is welcome. If you have any questions you can call me at 605-366-6844.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


26th Street Canoe Access, Sioux Falls, SD WEDNESDAY APRIL 22, 2015 AT 5:30 PM

Join us as we clean-up our adopted wetland and the Big Sioux River in celebration of Earth Day.  We will be conducting both a land and water boats are optional.  Bags will be provided.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Woody and I and a few others are going lake Alvin at 1:00 P M on Friday March 20th, 2015 we will meet at the east boat ramp in the State Park. Anyone wishing to join us is more than welcome. Weather forecast is the mid 60's water is cold dress appropriately.

Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 Annual Conference Agenda

Saturday, January 31, 2015
11:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Outdoor Campus
4500 S. Oxbow Ave
Sioux Falls, S.D.

11:00   Social / Booths The Outdoor Campus Lobby

12:00   Welcome
Steven Dahlmeier, President - SDCKA

12:05   The South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association: Past, Present, Future
            Steven Dahlmeier, President - SDCKA

12:20   Racing: How to Prepare
Braxton Carter

12:30   MR 340: Team Racing
Kati Albers, Board Member - SDCKA

12:40   Missouri National Recreational River
Lisa Yager, National Park Service - Biologist

1:00     Boat Building Adventures
            Matt Story, Board Member - SDCKA

1:20     Business Meeting / Election of Officers

1:30     Break - Booths

1:50     Keeping Our Waterways Clean
City of Sioux Falls

2:10     The Jay Heath Legacy: South Dakota Waterways
SDCKA Board Members

2:35     American Canoe Association
Christopher Stec, ACA Chief Operating Officer

3:00     Whitewater!
Dave Hillman, Board Member - Iowa Whitewater Coalition

3:30     Closing
            Steven Dahlmeier, President - SDCKA 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Annual Conference

 The Annual Conference is fast approaching. We hope you can join us in Sioux Falls on January 31 at The Outdoor Campus. Presentations run from noon to 3:30pm and include Missouri National Recreational River Staff, Dave Hillman and Mitchell Joldersma talking Whitewater, SDCKA Board led discussion on the best places to paddle in South Dakota. We'll also have presentations on how to prepare for a kayak race and how to race as a team. Matt Story, SDCKA VP, will present on boat building and we'll have a presentation on the important of protecting the waterways in South Dakota. We hope you can join us!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Conference

Our annual conference will be held on Saturday, January 31 at The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls. Check back in January for the full schedule.