Mississippi River Water Trail
Welcome to the Mississippi River Water Trail, a 121 mile water trail on the Upper Mississippi River from Saverton, MO to St. Louis, MO
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Poker Paddle
September 20, 2014

The Mississippi River Water Trail Association will be hosting their second Poker Paddle from Sherwood Access to Hideaway Harbor on the Mississippi River.  Each participant will be picking up 7 cards somewhere on the course.  These 7 cards will form part of your poker hand and a final card will be given at the finish line.

Best poker hand wins...

2014 MRWTA Paddle Registration Link via eventbright.com

Course:  The course is less than 7 miles starting at Sherwood Access and continueing to Hideaway Harbor.

Registration begins at 10 a.m.
                                                     Safety Meeting at 10:30 a.m.
                                                Lunch provided along race course
                                                      All hands due in at 3:00 p.m.
                                                              Prizes - 3:30 p.m.

$25 per boat.  Must be 16 years of age to enter.  Kayaks and canoes can be rented for an extra $20 per person.  All PFD's must be worn properly.  Waivers and race fees will be collected at registration.

Safety boaters will be onhand to assist participants. Shuttles will be provided. No inflatable boat allowed. Event subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or high water. For more information, please call the National Great Rivers Museum at 618.462.6979.


Mississippi River Water Trail Association Meetings

Monthly Meetings: July 24, August 28, and September 25, and November 20 at 5:00 p.m. at the Jones Visitor Center in Forest Park St. Louis, MO.  The Mississippi River Water Trail Association is seeking new members. Please call 618.462.6979 for more information.  Meetings usually last 1 - 1.5 hours.

The Mississippi River Water Trail passes through the heart of North America and is deeply rooted in natural scenic beauty, Native American heritage and cultural history.  Known as the Father of Waters, the Mississippi River gives visitors the chance to enjoy paddling through one of the most scenic stretches of the river in North America that is not only lined with majestic bluffs and full of wildlife viewing opportunities, but also provides plenty of places to stop and relax whether it be a remote island or exciting river city.  
The Mississippi River Water Trail was designated as a National Water Trail in 2012.  All national water trails are included in the online searchable database of trails.  This database includes information about the water trail, maps, photographs, water trail manager contact information, links to applicable websites, and best management strategies and practices.   For more information about the National Trail Designation, please visit:  
The Mississippi River Water Trail Association received the National Water Safety Congress Regional Award for Region 2. The Association received the award for their water safety effort in the bi-state metropolitan area of the Mississippi River.  In 2013, the Mississippi River Water Trail Association partered with 13 organization including Federal, state, and local organization to conduct two community outreach events, collaborate to produce a video for social media and partnered with the Corps of Engineers, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the “National Designation” of the Mississippi River Water Trail.
 There are hard copy maps available for each pool on the maps page.  We strongly encourage users to take along a Mississippi River Navigation Chart.  Be Smart, always wear a lifejacket when on the water.   Learn, camp, paddle, explore, bird watch, and fish the Mississippi River Water Trail on your next adventure!!



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