13038 Hwy 61 North
Burlington, Iowa

phone: 319-752-1857 or 1-800-RIVER-12


River Basin Canoe & Kayak is a large specialty paddling store located in Eastern Iowa near the Mississippi River at Burlington. We serve a wide region of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. We are 100% canoes, kayaks, & SUP and have expertise in our industry and sport. We stock kayaks from Emotion, Delta Kayaks, Jackson Kayak, NuCanoe, Blue Sky Boatworks, Old Town Kayak, Dagger, Perception, Wilderness Systems, Prijon, Valley, and Current Designs. In canoes, we have Esquif, Grumman, Mad River, and Wenonah all in stock.

Brand new or coming soon:
- Blue Sky Boatworks super stable fishing platform
- NuCanoe affordably priced stable fishing anglers
- Jackson Kayak Big Rig pedal drive and the new motor drive
- Kayak trailers from Tennesse Trailer and Malone

We also stock a wide variety of accessories to provide everything you need to get on the water! Because we are a paddling shop, we focus on what fits you right. Our annual demo day is a valuable tool - the best one you can find to help you narrow the selection of a good canoe or kayak. Fix that date and attend. We have personal demos anytime by appointment, of a couple kayaks in your final selection. Instructional classes are another good way to hone your interest and what kind of kayak you need. Gear is furnished, and we use ACA trained staff.

Store hours
Product Lines
Demo Day - Sunday, April 28 - Annual on water event

Inventory: new Canoes, Kayaks & SUP Boards
River Rumble July 27 - August 3, 2019

Floatzilla Rentals August 17, 2019
Check River Basin's annual trips
Classes (details coming soon)
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 currently closed for lake work

- Big Hollow
Why buy here?
Water Levels
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 provide drop off and pickup for rentals at nearby Big Hollow Recreation area, and Lake Odessa. Each park offers camping, hiking trails and many outdoor possibilities for the whole family. There is always water to be paddled in our region. We keep up with river conditions and high /low areas if you need help planning. Geode State is closed for revovation and is expected to reopen Spring 2019.


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Last Revised: 3/24/2019
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