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.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Big Sioux Recreation Cruise

Dave Mary and Larry are planning a float from Big Sioux Rec to Grandview bridge starting at 1:00 PM Saturday September 20th.  We will meet at Big Sioux Rec canoe launch just west of the Big Sioux Rec entrance at 1:00 and shuttle the vehicles.  Anyone wishing to join is more than welcome.
If you have any questions feel free to call Dave at 605-366-6844.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Larry Braaten, Dave and Mary Finck going from Grandview to Klondike this coming Saturday September 6th at 1:00 PM we will meet at Grandview bridge 1/2 mile north of Lake Alvin State Park and 1/2 mile east we will shuttle vehicles first. Anyone wishing to join us is more than welcome. If you have any questions you may call Dave at 605-366-6844

Friday, August 22, 2014


Millie, Mary and I and several others are taking a trip down the Sioux River through Sioux Falls on Sunday August 24th at 1:00 PM.   We will meet at Farmfield Park on 57th street just west of Western ave across from Dairy Queen and get out at Kilian Community College. We will shuttle vehicles first. This is a very scenic trip about 3-4 hours.  Anyone wishing to join us is certainly welcome to do so.  If you have any questions feel free to call me @ 605-366-6844.