Numerous ecological regulations impact our fish, yet few volunteers are interested in doing the hard work of registering them to vote. Canvas your local waterways with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a two-hour guided nature kayaking trip (up to a $40 value) from OKC RIVERSPORT. Tours launch from the Route 66 Boathouse on the east shore of Lake Overholser and run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays or 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sundays. RIVERSPORT provides the safety gear and all necessary equipment.
With access to some of the best waterways in the Oklahoma City metro area, OKC RIVERSPORT caters to aquanauts and aquanewbs who seek to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown life, but don't want to drive for hours to do it. The nature kayaking trip takes serenity-starved cruisers by the paddle and leads them up the North Canadian River through Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, a 1000-acre Arcadia nestled within the northwest outskirts of Oklahoma City. During the course of the two-hour guided trip, kayakers will have the opportunity to spy on an abundance of songbirds and waterfowl as they nest in Stinchcomb's forested areas, glide through its tranquil wetlands, and play blackjack in its riverside pleasure-boats.
OKC RIVERSPORT's nature kayaking route is appropriate for experienced kayakers aged 13 or older, although ages eight and older can ride with a guardian. Buy Groupons for the whole family and help them get close to nature in a way that doesn't involve zipping them up in a tauntaun suit for warmth.
Call ahead to reserve your trip spot.
OKC Boathouse Foundation
If you're searching for adventure along the Oklahoma River, head straight for the welcome center at the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower. There, you'll find representatives of the OKC Boathouse Foundation, a group of seasoned outdoor experts who oversee the myriad activities that take place in the city's Boathouse District. Whether you're an athlete training for an upcoming crew meet or a thrill seeker ready for the ziplines and adventure courses at Riversport Adventures, there's something here for every excitement level. Read on to learn more:
- Boats and watercraft: The Boathouse District is a haven for water vessels of all types. In addition to group rowing lessons and competition, the river also hosts plenty of kayaking, sailing, canoeing, and standup paddleboarding. There's even dragon boating, a popular group rowing sport that originated in China.
- Trails: In addition to adventuring on the water, guests can also stay fit on land; the Boathouse District boasts 13 miles of paved riverfront trails suitable for biking, running, or leisurely strolling.
- Riversport Adventures: The Boathouse District is also home to Riversport Adventures, a thrilling collection of adrenaline-friendly outdoor activities. Harnessed guests can clamber over obstacles on the 80-foot-high Sky Trail before descending via the 72-foot Sky Slide or the 80-foot free-fall of the Rumble Drop. Guests can also fly through the air on the Sandridge Sky Zip, which spans 700 feet across the Oklahoma River.
Central Oklahoma City
3115 East Overholser Dr.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73127Get Directions