Kayaking 101

Van Riper State Park
851 County Road AKE,
Champion, MI 49814

Venture to Van Riper State Park to learn the basics of kayaking. We will talk about different types of kayaks as well as safety and techniques. We will meet on the beach and once we have down the basics we will go for a paddle on Lake Michigamme. Teh event is weather permitting. Please call the park to register; equipment is available to the first 12 registrants. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please Note: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources makes every effort to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on the web calendar. However, dates occasionally change and events may be canceled for any reason. Please call the unit hosting the event to confirm dates and times prior to your arrival.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate at the Secretary of State.

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