Great River Rumble

Saturday, July 27 through Saturday, August 3

Participants in the 2019 Great River Rumble, an annual paddle adventure that inlcudes both canoers and kayakers, will begin at Cedar Valley Park on the Cedar River and proceed down to the Iowa and Mississippi Rivers.  The final destination will be Burlington, Iowa.  This year's trip will run from Saturday, July 27 - Saturday, August 3, 2019.

Experienced paddlers are invited to join this trip which includes tent camping near the rivers.  A truck and trailer will be used to haul gear from one campsite to the next, paddlers only need to carry what they will need for the day.

The trip is provided by Midwest River Expeditions, a nonprofit group.  Since 1995 the annual event has explored the upper Mississippi River and its tributaries.

The cost is $150/person for the week or $30/day.  The week fee includes all camping, a souvenir shirt and the farewell banquet at the end of the trip.  Anyone wishing to do a day paddle (or less than the full week) will be required to line up their own shuttle.


Additional Info

  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Cedar - Iowa - Mississippi Rivers:  The week-long trip begins with a shuttle from Burlington to Cedar Valley Park where paddling will begin down the Cedar River.  Each night is spent camping along the way: Moscow, Saulisbury, Columbus Junction Fairgrounds, Wapello South End Park, Oakville Park, Oquaka, then Burlington.
  • Ages: Adults only
  • Cost: $150/week or $30/day
  • Registration information: Register at

  • For more information: Mark Vehlewald 630-301-2508
  • You should know: This event is provided by Midwest River Expeditions.  Louisa County Conservation is only helping to coordinate the days/nights the group will spend in Louisa County.

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