Kanoe the Kazoo

10563140_10152468197359003_3227968646842390272_nAn annual event since 2003, Kanoe the Kazoo and its many hosts work together to offer guided paddle trips along the Kalamazoo River, tributary streams, and local inland lakes to area citizens.  Our mission is to introduce residents and visitors to the beauty and recreational opportunities in our own backyard.  This year we are excited to announce many fun and unique paddle trips from June – September.

Check out the roster below for specific information on each paddle trip.  Grab your kayak or canoe and join us on the river this summer!  (Rentals available for select trips, see full details below).  All trips include Kanoe the Kazoo swag (i.e., sunglasses and stickers) and some instruction on local ecology or pollution issues facing the community.

2019 KANOE THE KAZOO Schedule



Host Resources


Kanoe the Kazoo hosts and supporters provide many resources and volunteer hours to make Kanoe the Kazoo successful each year.  A special thanks to our 2019 supporters:

  • Lake Allegan/Kalamazoo River TMDL Committee and Signatories
  • Battle Creek Clean Water Partners
  • City of Battle Creek
  • City of Bellevue
  • City of Charlotte
  • City of Kalamazoo
  • City of Marshall
  • City of Olivet
  • Fort Custer Outfitters/Trailspotters
  • Four Township Water Resources Council
  • Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition
  • Kalamazoo River Community Recreational Foundation
  • Kieser & Associates
  • Marshall Area Conservation Committee
  • Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality
  • Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
  • WaterTrail Ventures
  • Arcadia Ales

Check out other KRWC-related events or chart your own trip down the Kalamazoo River!