The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail

Paddle Signals

(derived from accepted international paddle signals)


Scout passes through obstruction or hazard and others watch for paddle signals indicating best route:

 

Direction: Scout holds paddle high above head and points blade towards direction others should follow.

 

Stop! Don't Continue: Scout holds paddle above head and waves it back and forth.  Group should come to stop in safe place on riverbank or in an eddy and await further instruction from guide.

 

Follow me, this is the best route: Scout holds paddle straight into the air above head.  Group should follow guide through obstruction.