Canoe Tours

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This FREE guided paddle explores the wildlife and natural and cultural history of the Refuge as well as a basic introduction to canoeing techniques. Each excursion lasts 2-3 hours with steady paddling. 


Fall 2018 Tour Dates: Saturdays —  October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1.  

SORRY ALL FALL 2018 TOURS ARE FULLY BOOKED. TO GET ON OUR EMAIL OUTREACH LIST TO GET NOTICE OF OUR EVENTS AND TOURS, INCLUDING CANOE TOUR REGISTRATION FOR SPRING TOURS FOLLOW THIS LINK.

These FREE outings are designed for adults, but children 5 and older may participate. All equipment and canoes are provided! Only children 10 and older may paddle. Younger children will sit in the space between the seats.

Participants should be dressed for an outdoor activity and plan on paddling for the majority of the trip — for 2-3 hours! There is no current, however occasionally you may need to paddle into the wind.

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration Opens 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 18. Early registrations will NOT be accepted. Email your tour request to joanne_dolan@fws.gov  Include the date of tour you are requesting, the full names of the individuals you would like to register, and if they are a minor their age. If you register by phone please leave the above information with an email address in order to receive confirmation and follow-up information. Registration requests will be accepted and confirmed in the order in which they are received.