Events

Featured Event

St. Louis River Estuary

Join our second trip to the estuary for a perfect summer adventure! An ideal trip for beginners, you’ll find a weekday below Duluth a friendly waterway for paddlers of all skill levels. Put on some miles exploring the bays on Wisconsin’s wild shoreline. Keep your eyes peeled for flora and fauna.  Picnic lunch with all the amenities or go rustic. Check out last year’s trip report for more and sign up today!

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Sunday, August 14th - Tuesday, August 16th

St. Louis River Estuary

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1 - 31

January – March

Pool Sessions

Come on in, the water is warm at the Brooklyn Center pool! Winter is no excuse for letting your kayak hang in the garage. Practice old skills and learn new ones.

Sundays – check the event details for location and time.

All skill levels.

1 - 31

May – October

Social Paddles

Social paddles happen on metro lakes throughout the season.

Wednesdays and Sundays – check the event details for location and time.

Non-members welcome. Come paddle with us!

All skill levels.

27-30

May

Spring Rendezvous

Car camp with us in Little Sand Bay campground. Join club-led paddles in the Apostle Islands. We’ve got something for everyone. Details about camping, paddles, gear, and skill levels at registration page.
All skill levels.

16-18

June

Oak Island Trip

Let’s paddle to Oak Island and base camp on the sandspit. There will be an opportunity to choose to paddle to several locations (Raspberry Island, Manitou Fish Camp, Bear Island, etc.), or hike. Paddlers that have some bigger water experience, have kayak camping experience, and want to explore further into the Apostle Islands are welcome to sign up.
Intermediate +

8-10

July

Sam Crowley, visiting coach

Sam Crowley, renowned sea kayaking coach, will spend a few days on our local waters. ISK members can sign up for half and full day workshops with Sam. Descriptions of each session are on the registration pages. Spots go fast!

The button below will take you to the calendar. Navigate to July and choose from the five workshops by Sam Crowley. Make sure you’re logged in before you register.

All skill levels

22-25

July

Voyageurs National Park

We’ll be kayak camping at Torry Fish Camp on gorgeous Lake Namakan in Voyageurs. Spend the night up north on Thursday, so you’re ready to launch Friday morning. We’ll get off the water Monday afternoon with time to drive home that same day. Details about camping, paddles, gear, and skill levels at the registration page.

This trip is full. Register to join the wait list or sign up for the Voyageurs Rainy Lake trip or Rendezvous trips and join us on the water!

Intermediate +

14-16

August

St. Louis River Estuary

A perfect trip for beginners! Fun for all levels!

Join us for two glorious nights in Jay Cooke State Park. We’ll have a full day of paddling on the estuary, below the dam and before the mouth of Lake Superior. With shoreline on the MN and WI sides, lots of bays to explore, and sunny, open water, you’re sure to enjoy this trip.

Last year’s group loved the traffic-free paddling on a week day and easy parking at launch sites. Come on Sunday, paddle all day Monday, possible morning paddle on Tuesday before departing.

Want to know more about this trip? See the trip report from last year.

All skill levels.

28-31

August

ISK Service Trip: North Shore

Let’s show Lake Superior how much we love her!

Inland Sea Kayakers is excited to bring you our first Service Trip! We will be camping on the North Shore at Tettegouche State Park, paddling the Lake Superior Water Trail, and best of all, giving back to our beautiful wilderness!

ISK is partnering with Split Rock State Park to show our appreciation to our beloved Lake Superior. We will be putting our paddling skills to good use and cleaning up the shoreline along Split Rock and Ellingson Island. Click the Register button to get all the juicy details and reserve your spot today.

 

All skill levels

2-5

September

Fall Rendezvous

Car camp with us in Little Sand Bay campground. Join club-led paddles in the Apostle Islands. We’ve got something for everyone. Details about camping, paddles, gear, and skill levels at registration page.
All skill levels

17

September

ISK Annual Picnic

Join us for a picnic in a park! We’ll have food, fun, a playground for the kids, and of course paddling! The annual kayak rodeo is a real hoot! And we have prizes. Socialize on and off the water, and bring your family for a day that’s all about community.
Everyone

22-26

September

Voyageurs National Park

We’ll be kayak camping on Diamond Island on Rainy Lake in Voyageurs. Spend the night up north on Thursday, so you’re ready to launch Friday morning. We’ll get off the water Monday afternoon with time to drive home that same day. Details about camping, paddles, gear, and skill levels at the registration page.
Intermediate +

There are even more events on the club calendar.

FAQ

I want to go. Now what?

Where do I sign up?
All Register buttons will take you to our members-only site where you can register for trips, events, and workshops.

You’re on our main site. It’s fun and user friendly, but it doesn’t handle administrative duties, like membership dues, trip registrations, and forum communications.

If you have questions about navigating registrations, feel free to reach out to any board member. Our email is below, at the bottom of every page.

Is this trip/event/workshop for me?
Every trip/event/workshop is different. Check the full description on the registration page.

Be honest with yourself about your paddling and/or camping abilities. Descriptions should give you an idea of time, distance, and conditions. If you aren’t sure, email the trip leader or organizer. Contact information is listed on the registration page.

I don't see how to register on the member site.
Once you get to the event on the member site calendar, make sure you sign in. The event calendar is for members only. Look at the top-right. It will either say “Member Login” or your name. If it says “Member Login,” you know what to do, and snag that spot!
I have other questions.
Visit the Resources page for even more information.

Need a packing list or Leave No Trace guide? Go to the Member Library and check out our downloadable PDFs.