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Isle Royale Backpacking or Sea Kayaking Trip

Explore Isle Royale National Park, an island in Lake Superior, via backpacking or kayaking. This least visited National Park in the lower 48 will amaze you with beauty and true wilderness.

Red Rock Reservoir Kayaking Trip

Formed by Red Rock Dam on the Des Moines River, Red Rock Reservoir is approximately 55 miles southeast of the city of Des Moines, Iowa. The dam was completed in 1969 as a flood control project by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, making it the largest lake in Iowa.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Backpacking or Sea Kayaking Trip

Pictured Rocks derives its name from the 15 miles of colorful sandstone cliffs northeast of Munising, Michigan. The cliffs are up to 200 feet above lake level and have been naturally sculptured into shallow caves, arches, formations that resemble castle turrets, and human profiles, among others. This National Lakeshore is one of the most truly beautiful places Lake Superior has to offer.

Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a U.S. national lakeshore consisting of 21 islands and shoreline encompassing 69,372 acres on the northern tip of Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Superior. It is known for its collection of historic lighthouses, sandstone sea caves, a few old-growth remnant forests and natural animal habitats.

Beginners Backpacking Trip – Shimek State Forest

Join CrawDaddy Outdoor staff as they teach the basics of backpacking on their annual trip to southeast Iowa’s Shimek State Forest.

Kayaking New Year’s Day 2014

Kayaking New Year’s Day 2013

Twenty-three people joined us on New Year’s Day for a great afternoon of paddling.

Kayaking New Year’s Day 2012

Nineteen crazy people joined us on New Year’s Day for a great afternoon of paddling.

Kayaking New Year’s Day 2011

What? Kayaking in the winter? What kind of crazy people do that? Well, we do, and a few of our nutty friends.

The Floods of 2008

CrawDaddy Outdoors would like to thank their friends, family, landlord and staff for all their hard work in getting the store open again after the 2008 flood. Forty-five volunteers put in four hundred hours, while staff and landlord put in eight hundred hours of work. Eight hundred of these hours were in the first 9 days.