Monday, July 1, 2013

Current River State Park to hold kayak clinics in July

English: Kayak Fishing at Okmulgee Lake, Oklah...

Current River State Park will be hosting a series of kayak clinics during the month of July. Sponsored by Missouri State Park, the clinics will be held on Fridays from 10:00 noon and will be taught on the park’s lower lake.

Kayaks will be provided, and visitors will learn more 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.

A visit to Current River State Park is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

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, Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.