I Can Paddle!

Get the family out on the water next summer! Learn paddling skills from experienced guides while exploring some of Minnesota's most stunning lakes and rivers.

These programs are designed especially for first-time paddlers, so no experience or equipment is necessary. Through firsthand experience you'll develop all of the skills necessary for a lifetime of paddling.

Small group sizes mean you'll get the attention you need to become a paddling pro in no time. Canoes, paddles, and personal flotation devices are provided.

  • Safe and family-friendly
  • No experience necessary
  • All equipment provided
  • Small group sizes
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Still have questions? Please contact the DNR Information Center toll-free at (888) 646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also get more information by emailing ican.dnr@state.mn.us.

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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.