Canoecopia is presented by
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event
Access for 90 days
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center
||Since 1980 Reggie McLeod as written about the Upper Mississippi River for countless publications, including USA Today, The Chicago Tribune and the Milwaukee Journal. He has served as editor and publisher of Big River Magazine since the first issue, in January 1993. He has lived on or near the river since the mid 1970s and frequently fishes and explores the channels and backwaters from his solo canoe. Big River Magazine covers more than 400 miles of the Mississippi River and the river communities from the Twin Cities to the Quad Cities. To the best of our knowledge, Big River is the only independent magazine about a river in the world.
Reggie will share the joys of paddling the most interesting stretch of the biggest river in America, whether you're interested in paddling a short loop or camping out on an island. He'll also explore the recent boom in paddling the entire river, from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. He'll explain how to join group paddles, locking through, river wildlife and how to get quality maps and other useful resources for a river adventure. After the presentation he'll distribute detailed river maps, Big River Magazines and other useful materials.