River Action's Floatzilla - 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Rock Island, IL at Lake Potter in Sunset Park


  • Empire Park - lock only - launch times: 7:00 - 8:30
    Advanced Paddlers: Launch your boat at Empire Park, East Moline, IL for an extended paddle that locks through at Lock and Dam 15. (12 miles w/estimated paddle time of 3-4 hours)

    » $25.00 Per Person (through 8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $30.00 Per Person (8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/17 at 9:30 AM US/Central)
    Empire Park Entry


  • Bass Street YMCA - portage only - launch times: 8:00 - 10:00
    at the foot of 17th street in Moline (or 100 17th Street, Moline). (6.5 Miles, requires short portage)

    » $25.00 Per Person (through 8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $30.00 Per Person (8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/17 at 9:30 AM US/Central)
    YMCA Entry


  • Leach Park - lock only - launch times: 8:00 - 10:00
    Launch at 100 12th St, Bettendorf, IA 52722, 6.5 Miles

    » $25.00 Per Person (through 8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $30.00 Per Person (8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/17 at 9:30 AM US/Central)
    Leach Park Entry


  • Marquette Street - launch times: 9:00 - 11:30
    Intermediate Paddlers: Launch your boat at Marquette Street, Davenport, IA for a short paddle on the Mississippi River. (2-mile route w/ est. paddle time of 1 hour - RIVER CROSSING REQUIRED)

    » $25.00 Per Person (through 8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $30.00 Per Person (8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/17 at 9:30 AM US/Central)
    Marquette Entry


  • Credit Island, Davenport - launch times: 10:00 - 1:00
    Intermediate Paddlers: Launch your boat at Credit Island for 0.5 mile paddle across the Mississippi River. (1/2 -mile route w/ est. paddle time of 30 minutes - RIVER CROSSING REQUIRED)

    » $25.00 Per Person (through 8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $30.00 Per Person (8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/17 at 9:30 AM US/Central)
    Credit Island Entry


  • Lake Potter @ Sunset Park, Rock Island: Lake only; no river paddling
    Paddlers can register to launch at Lake Potter, the day of the event.
    All Skill levels: launch & paddle on the protected backwaters of Lake Potter

    » $25.00 Per Person (through 8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $30.00 Per Person (8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/17 at 9:30 AM US/Central)
    Lake Potter Entry



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Floatzilla 2018

All registration prices are per person, not per boat.

Go to www.riveraction.org/floatzilla for details about launch sites, floats, and other activities. Canoe and kayak rentals can be found at www.riveraction.org/floatzilla/rentals

Reminder! Paddlers can also sign up at Lake Potter on the day of the event.

Guinness World Record breaking attempts for largest simultaneous kayak launch and largest flotilla of canoes and kayaks will take place at 2:00 PM in Lake Potter [Mississippi River backwater] at Sunset Park, Rock Island, IL. The current records are 396 for largest simultaneous launch and 3,150 for largest flotilla.

Registration Includes

One Floazilla t-shirt, commemorative boat sticker, registration wrist band, free parking, and use of the bus shuttle.

T-shirts and boat decals guaranteed for paddlers who register by Aug 5. Shirts and decals are subject to availability for those who register after Aug 5.

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pick-Up:

August 17, 2018 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Credit Island Lodge, Davenport, IA


Late Pick-Up:

August 18, 2018 - Available at all Launch Sites

7:00 - 7:30 AM at Empire Park, East Moline
8:00 - 10:00 AM at Bass Street YMCA
8:00 - 10:00 AM at Leach Park
7:30 - 8:30 AM at Marquette Street
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Lake Potter or Credit Island

Directions

The Quad Cities are easily accessed where I-80 and I-74 cross the Mississippi River.

Go to www.floatzilla.org for detailed directions.

Camping

Camping is available Friday and Saturday on Credit Island at 2200 W. River Drive in Davenport. Camping costs $12 per day per tent. Just enter how many tents you''ll be using for each day on your registration.

Additional Information


  • You must provide your own equipment.
  • A limited supply of canoe and kayak rentals are available from regional outfitters; visit www.riveraction.org/floatzilla/rentals for more information.
  • If you have an extra boat you are willing to loan, please call River Action at 563-322-2969 or email reprograms@riveraction.org
  • Details including local maps, are available at www.riveraction.org/floatzilla
  • Launch sites are based on the paddler's skill level.
  • There will be no refunds for registrations. However, if you'd like to change the registered participant contact River Action at 563-322-2969.

Questions?

For questions, contact Noah Truesdell at ntruesdell@riveraction.org


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