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Paddling Events Postponed or Cancelled Due to Fast Moving Water
Even though the Red River is within its banks, it is still moving fast. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources interprets the current rate of flow as very high and paddling should not be attempted in these conditions. We want all skill levels to be able to participate safely in these fun community activities. Thank you for your patience and understanding! We too wish conditions were different so we didn’t have to postpone/cancel.
Race the Red has been postponed to our back up date of June 19.  There are three flag races so you can choose your distance between 1.5, 3.5, or 6 miles. Participants will paddle up river to a designated turnaround point, grab a prize (this year a phone dry bag), and return down river to the finish. All races begin and end at the south boat ramp at Dike East. Early bird fee is $20/person.  A limited number of canoes, single kayaks, and tandem kayaks are available to rent for $15.

The first River Paddling Excursion, Discover the Red River, has been cancelled.  Join Moorhead Parks and Recreation and River Keepers for one of our other excursions this summer:

*BIRDS OF THE RED RIVER on June 14 Led by Audubon Great Plains

*TREES OF THE RED RIVER on June 28 Led by City of Moorhead Forestry

*HISTORY OF THE RED RIVER on July 12 & 26 Led by Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County

*ANIMALS OF THE RED RIVER on August 9 Led by Red River Zoo

*DISCOVER THE RED RIVER on August 23 – Led by River Keepers
Pre-registration is required: Register early as space is limited. Register at moorheadparks.com or call 218.299.5340.

Credit John Calvin

Credit Steve Rodvold

Stay tuned for the opening date of the Canoe and Kayak Rentals at Hjemkomst Landing in partnership with Moorhead Parks and Recreation.  Eventually we will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-8:00 p.m., Saturdays 11:00a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Sundays 12:00-6:00 p.m.  Cost to rent a canoe or kayak is $10/hour/vessel.

Credit John Calvin