Beginner Paddle Skills

At Aiken State Park


Come out and learn the fundamentals of kayaking in a comfortable setting at Aiken State Park. This ranger-led class will teach you basic paddling skills such as water safety and paddle strokes in order to be safe and have fun on the water! Suggested items to bring: sunscreen, water, bug spray, weather-appropriate clothing Price is $25 per person. Registration and payment must be made in advance. Class size is limited, so register early. We will provide a single kayak, PFD, and paddle. Participants must be at least 8 years old and know how to swim. Program Dates: August 26th at 2:00pm-3:30pm September 30th at 2:00pm-3:30pm October 21st at 2:00pm-3:30pm


  • September 30, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • October 21, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Registration Deadline

    1 week before the program

    Event Hours


    Meeting Place

    Cabin Lake parking lot

    What to Bring

    Water, sunscreen, clothes that can get wet including shoes that won't fall off, insect repellent, and sunglasses or hat.