Take part in the largest paddle on the Mississippi!
Floatzilla 2020 will happen this Saturday Aug 15. Experience the Mississippi River free of commercial barge traffic. All paddle crafts are welcome to participate, but only kayaks and canoes are allowed in Lock 15.
This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic some aspects of Floatzilla have been altered. The most popular launch sites at Leach Park, Bass Street YMCA, and the Lindsay Park Yacht Club will have registrations limited to 400 paddlers, their launch windows are being expanded to four hours, and they will be assigning half hour launch windows to each group or paddler.
For more information on launch sites, visit the registration page at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=133785.
Buses back to each launch site from Lake Potter will leave every half hour from 10am to 4pm. The Lockmaster at Lock and Dam 15 will have ropes crossing the lock area this year so that paddlers can put six feet of distance between themselves and their neighbors. Unfortunately, the World Record attempt at Lake Potter will not be held this year.
Don’t have a kayak or canoe? Check out the list of outfitters that serve Floatzilla. Outfitters will meet up with you at a launch point with the boat, then wait at Sunset Park to pick it up after you finish paddling. Find our list of outfitters HERE.
Included in your registration fee, River Action provides a shuttle service from Sunset Park back to each of the launch sites.
For more information on Floatzilla 2020, visit http://riveraction.org/floatzilla.