Across the USA, National Wildife Refuges offer a wide range of kayak and canoe trips, including float trips, nature tours, and other events.
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge
July 23, 9 to 11 a.m.
Paddle on a beautiful bay of Lake Audubon. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets are provided. Kayaking will be cancelled if winds exceed 18 mph. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Pre-registration is required: 701-442-5474 ext. 110 or Jackie_jacobson@fws.gov. Meet at the visitor parking area at the end of the auto tour route.
Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge
July 3, 7, and 18
August 4, 5, 6, and 16
Take a two-hour paddle through the heart of Siletz Bay Refuge while learning about its wildlife and natural history. Trips are free but paddlers must provide their own canoe or kayak. Starting times may vary. Space is limited. For more information, call 541-270-0610.
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge
September 6, 7:30 a.m.
Kayakers and canoe enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a one-and-one-half-hour float on the Goose Pen Trail at Long Point. Floats take place water-level permitting. Paddlers are encouraged to bring their own kayak or canoe and life jacket (PFD). Some boats are available for borrowing. For information, call 731-538-2481.
source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service