Outdoor Adventure Center

DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

Outdoor Adventure Center Presentations

In partnership with the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) in downtown Detroit, RKC offers a variety of community events to help promote paddle sports in South-East Michigan.  Located on Detroit’s river walk and the Dequindre Cut the OAC is in the perfect spot to connect city living with the outdoors.  

The presentations are free but all participants will have to pay the entrance fee to the OAC.  Plan to come before the presentation or stay after and enjoy the OAC.

Getting Started with Canoe Camping

Getting Started with Canoe Camping

Join Lynn Dominguez, American Canoe Association Level 2:  Essentials of Canoe Touring Instructor Trainer, to explore some of the amazing canoeing and camping opportunities available in Michigan. Learn about some of the basics of getting started with canoe camping including gear and canoeing skills for lakes and easy rivers. The presentation will use a recent trip Lynn and her husband did to Big Island Lake Wilderness Area as an example of an easily accessible place to explore.

Presenter:  Lynn Dominguez

Date:  Saturday,  March 24, 2018

Time:  2:00 p.m. (OAC Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Location:  Outdoor Adventure Center
                     1801 Atwater Street
                     Detroit, Michigan 48207

Fee:  $5 Entrance Fee for the Outdoor Adventure Center  (Seniors 62 and older $3 Entrance Fee)
          There is no additional fee for the Presentation.

Parking:  Free parking East of the Outdoor Adventure Center.

Afterglow:  Atwater Brewery
                       237 Jos Campau
                       Detroit, Michigan 48207

Sturgeon Day at the OAC

Sturgeon

Michigan Sea Grant, USGS, USFWS, MDNR and other partners will offer presentations, hands-on activities and other materials related to the restoration of the fish spawning habitat in the Detroit and St. Clair rivers. Participants will visit several learning stations to discover what makes lake sturgeon and other native fishes so special, their life cycles, sampling equipment, unique features and what’s being done to bring back this iconic species.

Presenter:  Michigan Sea Grant, USGS, USFWS, MDNR, and other partners

Date:  Saturday,  April 7, 2018

Time:  2:00 p.m. (OAC Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Location:  Outdoor Adventure Center
                     1801 Atwater Street
                     Detroit, Michigan 48207

Fee:  $5 Entrance Fee for the Outdoor Adventure Center  (Seniors 62 and older $3 Entrance Fee)
          There is no additional fee for the Presentation.

Parking:  Free parking East of the Outdoor Adventure Center.

Afterglow:  Atwater Brewery
                       237 Jos Campau
                       Detroit, Michigan 48207