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Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814
EMINENCE, MO – Ozark National Scenic Riverways and Current River State Park will be offering free paddling clinics on July 22 and 29, and August 5 and 12. Instruction will begin at 9:30 a.m.with a dry land basics session and paddle stroke instruction on the lower lake at Current River State Park. Students will have the option to continue instruction on the river in the afternoon, paddling approximately 4 miles from Current River State Park to Round Spring with an instructor.
Topics to be covered include canoe and kayak equipment, rescue techniques, basic paddle strokes and maneuvers, and river safety. Instructors for this clinic are certified by the American Canoe Association. Kayaks, paddles, and personal floatation devices will be supplied by Current River State Park and the clinics are free to all participants. Each session is limited to twelve participants, so pre-registration is required.
For more information or to register for one of the sessions call the Round Spring Visitor Center at 573-323-8093 or sign up in person at the Round Spring Visitor Center, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.daily.
These clinics are part of a series of activities and events planned at Ozark National Scenic Riverways throughout 2016 to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service. We invite you to find your park and discover new activities and adventures in your own backyard. For more information about the Riverways and upcoming centennial programs, call (573) 323-4236; visit the park’s Facebook page, or website at www.nps.gov/ozar.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.
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