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 (12 miles with an estimated paddle time of 3-4 hours).

Intermediate Paddlers: Launch from in the Sylvan Slough and portage over Sylvan Island on this 8 mile trip to Lake Potter. Drop off your canoes and kayaks at 100 17th Street in Moline then park at the TaxSlayer Center. A shuttle will bring you back to the Rowing Center where you can get on your way! (6.5 mile paddle with an estimated paddle time of 2-3 hours.)

Intermediate Paddlers: Launch from Leach Park in Bettendorf and lock through at Lock and Dam 15! (6.5 mile route with an estimated paddle time of 2-3 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 with an estimated 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 with an estimated 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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