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).

Due to recent construction near Ben Butterworth Parkway the launch site has been moved to the Two Rivers YMCA Rowing Center at 100 17th Street in Moline, IL. The route to Lake Potter form this location is 8 miles. Paddlers launching from the new location must portage, as they will be launching in the slough.

If you have any more questions email ntruesdell@riveraction.org

New this year! 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 iWireless Center. A shuttle will bring you back to the Rowing Center where you can get on your way!

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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