August 3 you can celebrating the river as recreation and a vital resource for our state! Whiterock partners with Des Moines Waterworks to raise awareness about the impact of the water in the Raccoon River. There will be free canoe and kayak floats, as long as participants clean up all the trash they find in [...]
Paddle your canoe or kayak from sunset to moonlight, using the light of the moon as it reflects on the water. Your trip ends at the River Campground. Reservations required — Be sure to bring a flashlight. Cost is $20/person call guest services for reservations and questions.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Float the Middle Raccoon River! Did you know Whiterock Conservancy has canoes and kayaks for rent? We provide everything you need, except refreshments, to enjoy the river. We even drive you into Coon Rapids to start your 3-4 hour float. This scenic float trip with breathtaking views of [...]
Float the river and help clan up litter to prepare for the summer and protect this natural resource for Iowa. If you have a canoe you would like to bring, that would be great. However, Whiterock will have canoes and kayaks available for use by volunteers. Meet at the River Campground and we will shuttle [...]
Sit back and relax to the sweet sounds of blues along the river - or put on your dancing shoes and take to the floor. The prohibition era dance barn will come alive with Bob Dorr and the Blue Band! It is an event not to be missed. A free will donation will be accepted [...]
Take a walk with naturalists to learn more about how the river connects communities and also protects many of the remaining wildlife corridors throughout the state of Iowa. This event is part of Raccoon River Day sponsored in part by Des Moines Water Works.