White River Paddle Days
Set your worries aside and enjoy some time in nature and on the water with Free Paddle Days!
About Free Paddle Days
The White River Alliance, in cooperation with White River Canoe Company, is offering six Free Paddle Days to help groups of friends and colleagues enjoy the river at a safe social distance. In lieu of large events like the annual White River Dragon Boat Races, we hope that a day on the water will continue to foster your connection to the river and recharge your commitment to helping us protect it. Disposable masks will be provided to participants to wear on the shuttles.
All free paddle trips are booked online through the White River Canoe Company in Noblesville (use button below). Trips will depart from White River Canoe Company.
FREE PADDLE DAYS & WHITE RIVER ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING – JULY 17
The Free Paddle Days are kicking off with a paddle on 7/17 that will also include the Alliance’s brief annual meeting at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held outdoors at White River Canoe Company in Noblesville – plenty of room for social distancing. A scientist from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) will be there to give a short update about a new study of the river. The first 50 meeting attendees are eligible for a free single kayak rental on this day – departure at 1:30! We simply ask you that you join us for a short 30 minute meeting before your paddle and please also consider following our work on social media or e-news. Enjoy!
FREE PADDLE DAYS – JULY 26, AUGUST 16, & AUGUST 30
The first 35 single kayak rentals are on us! Available departures 9am-2pm on the hour. We simply ask that you consider following our work on social media or e-news. Enjoy!
FREE PADDLE RIVER CLEAN-UP DAYS – AUGUST 7 & AUGUST 21
In cooperation with the cities of Carmel, Fishers, and Noblesville, two of the Free Paddle Days (8/7 and 8/21) are ‘Clean-Up’ themed and will serve as a replacement for the annual Hamilton County White River Clean-Up. The first 85 single kayak and/or canoe rentals are on us! Available departures 9am-12pm on the hour. We simply ask you that, if you’re participating in a Free Paddle on one of these two days, you pick up any small trash or debris you encounter during your paddle. The 8/7 paddle will clean up from The Rusty Oar to White River Canoe Company (6 miles). The 8/21 paddle will clean up from White River Canoe Company to 116th Street (10 miles). The boat(s) with the biggest trash haul will be awarded a Visa gift card on these days. Thanks for your stewardship!
Use the button below to book your free paddling trip online!
- River Assessment Field Team (RAFT)
- White River Paddle Days
- Dragon Boat Races
- Indiana Water Summit
- Clear Choices Clean Water
- White River Festival
- StormWater Action Teams (SWAT)
- Trained Individual Contractor Certification
- Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training
- State of the Waters
- Regional Stormwater MS4 Program