Paddle to the Moon... and back!

August 22, 2021

Smiles for Jake has been chosen as the beneficiary of this great event! We are also helping by gathering registration information and fees. The cost is $30 per person – regardless of if you are paddling/eating or only eating at Moonlight Bay. (There is no cost for children 18 and under to participate but they must be accompanied by an adult.) Additional donations are welcome!

This paddle is very gentle and follows the shoreline of Crosslake for a couple of miles from the Army Corp Recreation Area to the Moonlight Restaurant and back. We are escorted by motorized boaters and will have guides paddling with us along the way. Waves and wind may be a factor.

The event schedule will be as follows:

  • 5-6 pm: Check-In & Launch from Army Corp Campground, Crosslake
  • 7-8 pm: Meal and Socialization at Moonlight Bay
  • 8:15-8:45 pm: Depart for Return Paddle

GROUPS: If you are paddling with a group of family/friends (10 or less), each person must pre-register and pay online. If possible, please arrive and sign in together. A group leader will be assigned to you at the event.

If you have special needs, concerns, or specific questions please contact Jim Bergquist at 612-581-2144.

For full details, visit the Paddle to the Moon Facebook page at:

In order for the group to plan for t-shirts, meals, and volunteers, PLEASE REGISTER BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021.

2021 Paddle to the Moon Registration
If you are joining us for the August 22, 2021 event, please fill out the form below.



By checking the box below you understand and agree to the following: - Paddlers will be sorted into groups of 10, assigned a group leader/guide, and provided with color-coded wristbands. - Paddlers will be asked to stay with their group while paddling to Moonlight Bay and on the return paddle to the Park Beach. - Paddlers will be required to wear a PFD (personal floatation device) and have a white light that can be seen 200 feet (as required by law). - Paddlers under the age of 18 can participate for free but must be accompanied by an adult. - Paddlers will be instructed to stay between the shoreline and the boats provided as escorts. - If you are part of group, please arrive and check-in together, if possible.