All boats will put in at Prospect Park near the start. Parking is available there as well as complimentary breakfast and beverages for the crews.

The finish can be reached by vehicle. The start is located in front of the Des Moines Botanical Garden just north of I-235.

Please note: The parking lot at the Botanical Garden is strictly for Botanical Garden guests and should not be used by regatta spectators.

Viewing areas are generally from most points along the Birdland and Neal Smith trail system on the East bank of the Des Moines River.