Canoeing and Kayaking

Recreational Services offers free, weekly canoe outings on the Upper Iowa River for Luther students. Transportation and canoes/kayaks are provided. The approximately 1–1.5 hour float is meant to be an short, easy way for getting as many people on the river as possible. We will start at the Pole Line Rd./Bluffton Rd. bridge and end at Luther College. Whether you are experienced or not at canoeing, we invite you to join us. A Recreational Services employee will canoe along with the group. We have trips every Sunday afternoon in the fall and spring.

Please check on the Outdoor Events 2018 for current dates of the fall trips.

Canoe & Kayak Checkouts

Luther students can check out any of the four canoes and ten kayaks owned by Luther for free! Luther employees can check out equipment for just $10.00 a day per kayak/canoe. Discounts are applied for both extended checkouts and larger quantities of equipment. We even have a trailer that you can use to transport them if you have a vehicle with a 2-inch ball hitch. Luther students have priority usage of the equipment. Go to the Recreational Services online equipment checkout form to reserve them. The Recreational Services office does not offer transportation and boats are not available any Sunday afternoons as we offer our own trips down the river.

We will contact you regarding availability and pick-up at the time of your reservation.

For canoe, kayak, and tube rental providers in Decorah, see the Rentals page.