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FRWC
1300 Bluff Street
Suite 114
Flint, MI 48504
Ph: 810.767.6490
info@FlintRiver.org

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Flint River Paddles

Rediscover Our Flint River in a Kayak or CanoePaddling the Flint River

Bald eagles, great blue herons, kingfishers, dragonflies, turtles, walleye, bluegills, smallmouth bass and more awaits you!  Thanks to the generous support of the Genesee County Drain Commissioner and the Genesee County Community Water Quality Consortium’s“Our Water” program, the Flint River Watershed Coalition hosts Flint River Paddles from May through  September, and each one is a uniquely beautiful journey down a different part our Flint River.  Paddle with us to explore the beauty and wonder of our healthy thriving Flint River on a guided tour.  You can also paddle on your own at your own pace with friends!

See our Flint River Paddles calendar and the updated Flint River Public Access Site map to make your plans today.

2018 Paddle Schedule

Flint River Boat Public Access Site Map 

**The paddle in Lapeer scheduled for Wednesday June 27th has been CANCELLED due to thunderstorms.**

Enter to Win!!

Montrose to Birch Run

Meeting time is 10:30 am unless otherwise stated (PLEASE arrive no later than 10:30 am and allow roughly 30 minutes for unloading and registration) See calendar below for trip prices

Prices includes insurance, shuttling, water, snacks, and guides but there may be additional charges for some events depending upon shuttle service. PFD’s are required to be worn at all times on the water. All trips are scouted ahead of time. A limited number of canoes and kayaks are available to rent, so register early!

Enter here for a chance to win a FREE trip on one of our paddles

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL FRWC PADDLES
Please contact Jaime Welch at 810-767-7140 or jwelch@flintriver.org

     We look forward to seeing you on the river!

For more detailed information on Genesee County Parks access sites click HERE to view their map, or visit their website at GeneseeCountyParks.Org.

 

The FRWC now hosts private group paddles. Perfect for work retreats, family gatherings, and private parties. Contact Jaime Welch for details at jwelch@flintriver.org

 

INCLUSIVE KAYAKING 

iKayak

The FRWC has partnered with The Disability Network to provide Inclusive Kayaking workshops this summer! This program, under the direction of a Certified Adaptive Paddle Instructor and a Certified Recreational Therapist, will introduce people with disabilities and their families to the wonderful sport of kayaking.

 

Workshops will be held on June 22nd, July 27th, and August 4th. To sign up for a time click here.

Want to volunteer?

Volunteer training for the Inclusive Workshops will be held Friday June 8th from 10 am to 3 pm. Contact Jaime Welch at 810-767-7140 or Carrie G. at 810-742-1800 for more details or to register.

 

 

**Please note the date change to our Paddle schedule.**

The paddle scheduled for Saturday October 6th has been moved to Sunday October 7th.

2018 Calendar of Flint River Paddles

June

3rdFlushing Riverview Park to Flushing Township Nature ParkSunday Paddle through Flushing  
Time: 10:30 am meet up      
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Join us as we kayak the Flint River through Flushing. Meet at the kayak launch in Flushing Riverview Park and enjoy a fun 3 hour trip down the river. Pre-registration required by 5/31/18.Location: Flushing Riverview Park, Cherry Street south of Main Street
16thRiverview Canoe Landing (Mitson Blvd) to Flushing Riverview ParkSaturday Paddle – Fun on the Flint  
Time: 10:30 am meet up     
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Escape the heat by taking a refreshing paddle on the river. We will be paddling from the Riverview Canoe Landing on Mitson Blvd to Riverview Park in Flushing. Pre-registration required by 6/14/18.Location: End of Mitson Blvd off Flushing Road.
27thRotary Park to Saginaw LandingWednesday Paddle Lovely Lapeer  
Time: 5:30 pm meet up     
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Come on out to Lapeer and join us for a gorgeous trip down the river.  This trip will take roughly 2 hours, some portaging may be required. Pre-registration required by  6/24/18Location: Rotary Park in Lapeer
28thContact us for location detailsThursday Paddle – Full Moon Float  
Time: 8 pm meet up 
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Join us on our first Full Moon Float of the season. We will meet at 8 pm on Thursday June 28th and float for about 2 hours. This paddle will also include Glow Sticks for each participant to decorate themselves or their kayaks. Head lamps are recommended. Skies must be 85% clear for the event to happen. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by 6/25/18

July

14thHolloway Dam to Irish RoadSaturday Paddle – Wild and Wonderful Flint  
Time: 10:30 am meet up      
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Come enjoy a 3 hour paddle along an amazing stretch of the Flint River where the wildlife abounds! Pre-registration by 7/12/18Location: Take I-69 to M-15 (Davison exit). Go north on M-15 about 6.5 miles to Stanley Road. Go east (right) on Stanley Road about 1 mile to Oak Road, then go north about 1/2 mile to Carr Road. Take Carr Road to launch at the base of the Holloway Dam
19thM-15 to Irish Road Thursday Evening Paddle – Twilight Paddle  
Time: 5 pm meet up       
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Celebrate the end of your work day floating down the Flint River. This 2 hour paddle is along a relaxing stretch of the river teeming with wildlife, the perfect way to unwind. Pre-registration required by 7/16/18.Location:  M-15 launch north of Coldwater Road
27thContact us for location detailsFriday Paddle – Full Moon Float     
Time: 8 pm meet up      
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Join us for a fun filled Full Moon Float. We will meet at 8 pm and float for about 2 hours. This paddle will also include Glow Sticks for each participant to decorate themselves or their kayaks. Head lamps are recommended. Skies must be 85% clear for the event to happen. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by 7/24/18

August

2ndFlushing Township Nature Park to Barber Memorial ParkThursday Evening Paddle – Escape your day    
Time: 5 pm meet up     
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Need a break? We have the perfect stress reliever after a long week. This paddle will launch from Flushing Township Nature Park and travel to Barber Memorial Park in Montrose.  This beautiful stretch of the Flint River is an easy relaxing trip perfect for all experience levels. Pre-registration required by 7/31/18.Location: McKinley Road north of Mt. Morris road.
4thTenacity Brewing to Mott ParkFlint River Corridor Alliance’s 5th Annual Flotilla    
Come float down the Flint River with us! This is not your normal float down the Flint River. Bring whatever floatation device you can think up! We have seen kayaks, boats, inner tubes, even a 30 foot raft! Please see the FRCA website (http://www.frcalliance.org) for more information on cost, location, and how to register.
26thContact us for location detailsSunday Paddle – Full Moon Float  
Time: 8 pm meet up for Kayak trip  
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Join us for a fun filled Full Moon Float. We will meet at 8 pm and float for about 2 hours. This paddle will also include Glow Sticks for each participant to decorate themselves or their kayaks. Head lamps are recommended. Skies must be 85% clear for the event to happen. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by 8/23/18

September

5thMillville Road to Norway Lake RoadLapeer Wednesday Paddle  
Time: 5:30 pm meet up      
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Spend your evening traveling down this amazing stretch of river. This 3 hour paddle along a relaxing stretch of river is just what you need! Pre-registration by 9/1/18Location: Millville Landing north of Plum Creek Road.
8thHolloway Dam to Irish RoadSaturday Paddle – Lazy Day Paddle
Time: 10:30 am meet up
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if renting Come enjoy a fun 3 hour paddle along an amazing stretch of the Flint River where the wildlife abounds! Pre-registration by 9/6/18Location: Take I-69 to M-15 (Davison exit). Go north on M-15 about 6.5 miles to Stanley Road. Go east (right) on Stanley Road about 1 mile to Oak Road, then go north about 1/2 mile to Carr Road. Take Carr Road 0.3 miles to launch at the base of the Holloway Dam
15thIrish Road to Mott LakeSaturday Paddle
Time: 10:30 am meet up
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if rentingCome relax with a refreshing paddle on the river. This stretch is home to Bald Eagles, Osprey, and a wide variety of other wildlife that we may be lucky enough to see during our 3 hour trip. Pre-registration required by 9/13/17Location for kayaking portion of trip:  Just north of the Richfield Park entrance off of Irish Road (north of Richfield Road).
27thM-15 to Irish RoadThursday Paddle – An Evening with Yak 
Time: 5 pm meet up
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if rentingCelebrate the end of your work day floating down the Flint River. This 2 hour paddle is along a relaxing stretch of the river teeming with wildlife, the perfect way to unwind. Pre-registration required by 9/24/18Location:  M-15 launch north of Coldwater Road

October

7thHolloway Dam to Irish RoadSunday Paddle – Fall Color Float  
Time: 10:30 am meet up     
Cost: $10 per person with own kayak/canoe or $15 each if rentingCome enjoy the changing colors of fall on this 3 hour paddle along an amazing stretch of the Flint River. Pre-registration by 10/4/18Location: Take I-69 to M-15 (Davison exit). Go north on M-15 about 6.5 miles to Stanley Road. Go east (right) on Stanley Road about 1 mile to Oak Road, then go north about 1/2 mile to Carr Road. Take Carr Road 0.3 miles to launch at the base of the Holloway Dam

Save time by printing your waivers ahead of time! Download the forms below:

ACA waiver (adults)

ACA waiver (minors)