Launch Sites

Advanced Paddlers: Launch your boat at Empire Park, East Moline, IL, for an extended paddle that locks through at Lock and Dam 15. As an alternative, paddlers may portage over Sylvan Island (12 miles w/ estimated paddle time of 3-4 hours).

Advanced Paddlers: Launch from Ben Butterworth Pkwy in Moline, IL, for an extended paddle. Portage over Sylvan Island or lock-through Lock & Dam 15 (9 miles, 3-4 hours). Lock limited to 400 paddlers.

Intermediate Paddlers: Launch your boat at Main Street, Davenport, IA, for a short paddle on the Mississippi River (3-mile route w/ est. paddle time of 1.5 hours - RIVER CROSSING REQUIRED).
Must paddle back to Credit Island for shuttle.

Intermediate Paddlers: Launch your boat at Marquette Street, Davenport, IA, for a short paddle on the Mississippi River (2-mile route w/ est. paddle time of 1 hour - RIVER CROSSING REQUIRED).
Must paddle back to Credit Island for shuttle.

Intermediate Paddlers: Launch your boat at Credit Island for 0.5 mile paddle across the Mississippi River (1/2 -mile route w/ est. paddle time of 30 minutes - RIVER CROSSING REQUIRED).
Must paddle back to Credit Island for shuttle.

Paddlers can also register to launch at Lake Potter on the day of the event.
All skill levels: launch & paddle on the protected backwaters of Lake Potter

click here to register online at Get Me Registered

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