Floatzilla coming August 21, 2021

Floatzilla registration now open

Early registration only runs through June 15! Sign up now to take advantage of our early registration price! Pick up a gift certificate or sign up early using the links below.

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Floatzilla 2021

Welcome to River Action's annual paddle event on the Mississippi River, Floatzilla! On August 21 paddlers will launch from five sites across the Quad Cities to take over the river for the day. We work with the US Coast Guard to close the river and have a team of safety boats on the water to make sure everyone makes it to Lake Potter in Rock Island, IL, safely. At Lake Potter there are a selection of local food trucks and live music for participants to enjoy. At 2:30 we will all gather at the center of the lake for a HUGE group photo! After the picture we provide shuttles back to the launch sites.

Come out for a great time and help us set a world record!.

Don't have a kayak or canoe? Check out our list of outfitters that serve Floatzilla. Our outfitters will meet up with you at a launch point with the boat, then wait at Sunset Park to pick it up after you finish paddling. Please confirm your launch site and time with your outfitter as soon as possible. If changes need to be made they are easier to get done early. Find our list of outfitters HERE.

Included in your registration fee, River Action provides a shuttle service from Sunset Park back to each of the launch sites.

Packet pick up will be held at the Credit Island Lodge at 2200 W River Dr, Davenport, IA 52802. To get there stay straight at the fork once you get on Credit Island. The lodge is the brick building on the right. Please come get your packets at the lodge between 5-7 PM on Friday, August 20.


Kayak Fishing Tournament

This year River Action will be hosting a FREE Kayak Fishing Tournament at Credit Island from 6-8 PM on August 20. Bring your kayak and fishing gear and join in on the fun after grabbing your packet. in order to participate you need:

  • Kayak
  • Fishing pole
  • Valid Iowa OR Illinois fishing license

River Action will be providing bait and a yardstick to measure your catches (be sure to take a picture before releasing!). There will be a prize for first place!

Sign up to volunteer for Floatzilla 2021! Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday (Aug. 20 and 21) in multiple locations, and multiple jobs. All volunteers will receive a Floatzilla volunteer t-shirt at our volunteer orientation on Thursday, Aug. 19!

Positions include:

Packet pick-up at Credit Island Lodge on Friday, Aug. 20
Registration, parking assistance, unloading boats, and launch assistance at multiple locations (Bass Street YMCA, Leach Park, Lindsay Park Yacht Club, Marquette Street, and Lake Potter) on Saturday
Set up and clean up at Lake Potter
Portage assistance on Sylvan Island
Sign up today!

Sign Up

Call (563) 322-2969 or email ntruesdell@riveraction.org with questions.

We will be having a Floatzilla volunteer orientation on Aug. 19 at Sunset Park in Rock Island, IL. This is the time when volunteers can pick up their t-shirts, understand where and what they will be doing at the event, and meet other volunteers!


Volunteer
The Healthiest State Initiative is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization driven by the goal to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. By engaging worksites, communities, schools, retail food, organizations, institutions and individuals, we can inspire Iowans and their communities to improve their health and happiness, and ultimately achieve our goal. They have added Floatzilla to the calendar of events that help achieve their goals!


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