Trails are wet and closed. Please help us keep trails safe and don't create ruts that will freeze and be dangerous. Dippers and Shooting star are cleared of trees as of 2/11. There are trees reported on Long Creek and Riverside. Please report additional trees. Shower houses are closed for the season.

Canoeing & Kayaking

An eight mile Middle Raccoon River water trail starts at Riverside Park in Coon Rapids and ends at our main campground. This scenic float trip with breathtaking views of sandstone outcroppings, prairies, savannas and historic points of interest takes approximately two to five hours (depending on water flow). For a shorter float, you can start at Roadside Park in Coon Rapids.

Whiterock Conservancy rents canoes and kayaks, along with shuttle service, everyday by reservation. Call 712-790-8221 x1 to schedule your river float. All of the access points are public and can be accessed at any time with your personal equipment.

Paddling is dependent on the river’s water level and staff will make the final determination on the safety of the float. Ten aluminum canoes and eight kayaks are available for rent. Canoes hold 2-3 passengers and kayaks hold 1. Shuttle service, life vests and paddles are provided along with rental. Rentals include a canoe or kayak, shuttle service, lifejackets and paddles. The first canoe or kayak is $45 and each additional canoe or kayak is $15.

Contact guest services at (712) 790-8221 Ext. 1 or for more information and to make your reservation.

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