-- Last Updated: Jul-09-12 11:47 AM EST --
If you are in the Des Moines area Canoesports in Indianola offers introductory classes. In eastern Iowa the only shop I know about is Crawdaddy Outdoors in Waverly. If you are in Ames stop up at Ada Hayden on Wednesday at 7:00. The Skunk River Paddlers meet then. All these have websites you can Google up. You also can get information on the Central Iowa Paddlers website or at the Paddling Iowa forum.
CanoeSport - http://www.canoesportoutfitters.com/
Central Iowa Paddlers - http://www.paddleiowa.org/
Skunk River Paddlers - http://www.skunkriverpaddlers.org/index.html#rentals
Crawdaddy Outdoors - http://www.crawdaddyoutdoors.com/
Paddling Iowa Forum - http://www.paddlingiowa.com/