News Release 124

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392

July 7, 2014 Volume 42-14-124 

Current River State Park to hold kayak clinics

Jefferson City, Mo. - Current River State Park will be hosting a series of free kayak clinics during the months of July and August. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the clinics will be held on Fridays from 10 a.m.to noon and will be taught on the park’s lower lake. The first clinic will be held on July 18 and the last clinic on August 15.

Kayaks will be provided, and visitors will learn about kayak safety and skills. Topics covered include kayak equipment, basic paddle strokes and maneuvers, river safety and basic rescue techniques. Clinic instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association.

Sessions will be limited to 12 participants and advanced reservations are required. Reservations can be made in person or by calling Current River State Park at 573-858-3015.

Current River State Park is located 25 miles south of Salem or 15 miles north of Eminence on Highway 19. For more information about the clinics, call the park at 573-858-3015. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


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