13038 Hwy 61 North
phone: 319-752-1857 or 1-800-RIVER-12
River Basin Canoe & Kayak is the largest specialty paddling store in Iowa and a wide surrounding area. We stock kayaks from Emotion, Delta Kayaks, Jackson Kayak, Ocean Kayak, Dagger, Perception, Wilderness Systems, Prijon, Valley, and Current Designs.We still stock a wide variety of canoes from Esquif, Grumman, Mad River, and Wenonah. We also stock a wide variety of accessories and Thule, Yakima, and Malone auto racks to provide everything you need to get on the water! To get you on the water we have big on water demo days, smaller personal demos and paddling classes.
Jackson Kayak Fishing Kayaks. Made in the USA and featuring lots of cool fishing features, you'll want to try one today and we have demo boats for just that purpose. If you miss a demo event, we do small demos frequently, by appointment.
Wilderness Systems, Dagger, Perception, and Perception Sport kayaks and Mad River Canoes are all in stock. We have a good selection of fishing and high stability models.
SUP boards are now in stock. We have 5 designs on hand and can order Jackson, Boardworks, or Badfish models for you. The designs range from fishing purposes, soft top Yoga boards, to sleek racing / carving boards. We have paddles and PFDs designed just for SUP.
Looking for a super light but very durable kayak? We have new Delta Kayak boats in stock for touring and recreation - all under 45 pounds in the rugged thermoform material. Several of the re-designed hulls are now in stock, featuring the day access hatch.
River Basin still has over a dozen Royalex canoes on hand. We brought in Mad River Explorers, a favorite of our shop for decades. We have Esquif Presage, like the Explorer but shallow arch bottom instead of shallow vee. The Esquif is more like the classic Daggers, only built to a heavy sheet standard that resists flexing and oil canning. Royalex may be done, but we can order tough construction in kevlar using flexable resins and construction methods for those wanting a long wearing, punish worthy hull.
New year model information
New Canoes, Kayaks & Stand Up Paddle Boards (15 brands)
Clearance Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards
Check River Basin's annual trips
Rentals with River Basin
- Iowa River - Wapello to Ferry Landing Park
- Skunk River - Oakland Mills to Lowell
- Lake Odessa & Odessa Water Trails
- Lake Geode State Park
- Big Hollow
Project Aware cleanup on Des Moines River July 11 - 15
Demo Day - Annual on water event
Southeast Iowa area attractions
Canoe Iowa, Kayak Iowa. Get on the water and have fun. Southeast Iowa is uniquely situated for a short driving distance to many great paddling destinations. The Iowa River, the Skunk River and the Mississippi River are all short trips from Burlington area. We're also close to Geode State Park and the new Big Hollow Recreation area, each park offers camping, hiking trails and many outdoor possibilities for the whole family.
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