Paddle Iowa Waters. Catch Fish. Earn Prizes.
Explore more than 90 easy and safe paddling spots across Iowa this summer with the Hook n’ Paddle Passport. In-pass mapping makes it easy to find locations near you. Some check-in locations offer kayak/canoe rentals.
Get your passport and start collecting points. Each check-in from May 1 - Aug. 31, 2023 rewards you with 100 points. Keep building points to redeem for prizes. Redeem your points once you’ve reached your desired point total. Complete Prize Rules - Participants must be 18 or older
- 300 points - Fish Iowa! water bottle or Fish Iowa! hat
- 300 points - one entry into a grand prize sweepstake drawing with a chance to win a grand prize of a kayak, paddle, life jacket and dry bag
- 600 points - dry bag or stocked mini tackle box
- 1000 points - Zebco triggerspin telescoping rod or Zebco 33 spincast dock combo [42-inch rod]
Earn 200 points for attending a sponsored paddling and/or fishing event. Find dates, locations and registration information on the DNR webpage at https://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Ready-to-Kayak-Fish/Paddling-Events.
The more locations along the passport you visit, the more prizes you’ll unlock. Hit the learn more button for the full list of check-in locations. Have fun exploring!