|Justin Herreman, of the Black Hills Paddlers Describing the Book|
This blog is designed to highlight the paddling opportunities within South Dakota, mainly within a 50-mile radius of Sioux Falls. While Sioux Falls is far from the adventure of coastal regions, there is a certain satisfaction in utilizing the available waterways to observe weather, water conditions, and the landscape along the shoreline. In addition, there is a wealth of animal life on the waters of small South Dakota lakes, rivers, and creeks, including geese, ducks, pelicans, great blue heron, egrets, hawks, owls, perching birds, deer, raccoons, and beaver. Eagles, fox, and coyote are also sometimes spotted.
The sites described are places where I have kayaked over the past few years, mostly in South Dakota but sometimes including locations in Iowa and Minnesota. One of the best sources of information on the accessibility of small lakes is the South Dakota Atlas and Gazetteer, the large map book of South Dakota. Lakes with a public access are generally identified by a boat symbol marking the location of a launching site on public land.
You will notice the menu of paddling locations on the right side of the blog. Each of the postings is linked to one of the areas, and my intention is to provide a continuing review of the places where I paddle. Perhaps these narratives will help readers select waterways of interest to them. Please feel free to offer a comment regarding any of my postings; I would welcome the dialog.
I also maintain a companion blog that describes hiking opportunities within the Sioux Falls area. You can access that blog at: http://hikingsiouxfalls.blogspot.com
Sunday, January 27, 2013
|Outgoing SDCKA President Jarett Bies Opening the Conference|
|Dick Brown Outlining the new Good Earth State Park at Blood Run|
|GF&P Boating Law Administrator Brandon Gust|
|Nancy Grassel, West River Paddler|
|Pat Wellner, Matt Story & Roger DeBates|
|Water Rescue Techniques, Sioux Falls Fire and Rescue Team|
|Kelly Lane & Justin Herreman, Black Hills Paddlers|
|Lake Alvin in January 2013|
|Lake Alvin, March 19, 2007|
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
The full set of photographs taken for this narrative can be seen at the following URL: