Second Annual Great Beaver Paddle Planned

5/31/17 – An event is coming up that will give residents an opportunity to learn how to kayak, canoe, or master stand up paddle boarding. It is called the Great Beaver Paddle. The Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association’s Bill Boettge says the festival is great opportunity to check out the lake. He says there is 42 miles of shore line paddlers can check out with a wide diversity to explore. Those interested in attending do not need to own a kayak or a canoe. The Beaver Dam Community Activities Services will be providing one for those participating in the clinics. Each clinic will take about one hour followed by a 20-minute “test run.” Boettge says paddling is the fastest growing recreational sport on rivers and lakes. The Great Beaver Paddle will take place on June 10 starting at 9am at Waterworks Park. The entry fee costs $10 dollars.  Meanwhile, officials with the Lake Improvement Association say they still have a few spots open for this weekend’s Kids Fish ‘n Fun Day at Beaver Dam’s Edgewater Park. The outing pairs children with a new rod and reel with the goal of teaching local youth the joys of fishing in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Fish ‘n Fun begins at 8:30am on Saturday. There is no day-of registration. The Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association is coordinating both events. More information is at, a link is on today’s homepage at Or call 356-1200.