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Paddlesport Clubs & Associations
Like to paddle but need someone to paddle with? Or do you need to increase your paddling skills? Join a club! If you have a club or association you would like to add to our listing, please E-mail us.

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  • American River Paddlers: C/O Susan Debret P.O. BOX 1003 Lotus, CA 95651 (530) 626-3435.
  • Bay Area Sea Kayakers: C/O Penney Wells 229 Courtright Road San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 457-6094.
  • California Kayak Friends (CKF)
  • California Ntl Canoe & Kayak Club: Bill Quayle P.O. BOX 1686 Clovis, CA 93613 (209) 322-1406.
  • Gold Country Paddlers: (916) 967-7906 or (510) 582-2860.
  • California Floaters Society
  • Haystackers Whitewater Racers: John Seals P.O. BOX 294 Kernville, CA 93238 (619) 376-2794.
  • Hui 'O Hawai'i of Sacramento: Cultural organization fostering Aloha spirit; teach and enhance art, music, paddlesports, dance and Hawaiiana; offer scholarship and educational programs; preserve, promote, and appreciate the quality of life in our community.
  • Hui Wa'a Outrigger Canoe and Kayak Club: San Francisco Bay Area C/O Mike Martinez (408) 281-3183. P.O. Box 1201 Morgan Hill CA 95038
  • Ke Anuenue Outrigger Canoe Club: 496 Olive Ave., Freemont, CA 94539.
  • Kilohana Outrigger Canoe Club
  • Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club: Petaluma Marina, CA.
  • Loma Prieta Paddlers: C/O Ken Burton 525 Bonnie View Court, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. (408) 779-2867.
  • Marin Canoe Club: 810 Idylberry Road San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 472-1758
  • Outdoor Adventures: University of California Davis.
  • Popular Outdoor Sport Trips: C/O Bill Hitchings 7675 Surrey Lane, Oakland, CA 94605. (510) 635-4051.
  • River City Paddlers: Jerry Montgomery 3236 Fitzgerald Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. (916) 635-3158.
  • Santa Cruz Kayak Club: Brian Chance P.O. BOX 7228, Santa Cruz, CA 95061. (408) 458-1080.
  • San Onofre Surf Kayak Assn.
  • Sequoia Paddling Club: C/O Tom Meldau P.O. BOX 1164, Windsor, CA 95492. (707) 887-7416.
  • Sierra Club River Touring Section: C/O Nancy Dagle 2370 Palm Ave Livermore, CA 94550.
  • Six Rivers Paddling Club: C/O Joann Olson 2269 Fickle Hill Road, Arcata, CA 95521. (707) 822-4602
  • Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club: Sausalito, CA.
  • Western Waters Canoe Club: Priscilla Burchby 25252 Terrace Grove Road Los Gatos, CA 95030 9705 (408) 353-2623.


  • Wilmington Trail Club: Canoe and kayaking club. Contact: Bruce Fisher (302) 368-5533.
  • Mackinaw Canoe Club: Central Illinois club of amateur canoeists and kayakers.
  • East Coast Outrigger Association: ECORA is a network of outrigger canoe clubs spanning the Atlantic seaboard of the USA.
  • Florida Professional Paddlesports Assn.: Consists of over thirty canoe & kayak outfitters around the state with goals to promote paddlesports, preserve waterways and help educate the public. Contact: Becky Bragg P.O. Box 1764, Arcadia, FL 34265.
  • South Florida Kayak Club: Serving the South Florida community from West Palm Beach to Monore Counties. Kayaking trips, practice sessions and canoe polo.
  • Kansas Canoe Association (KCA): Organized April 26, 1975, is a Kansas Not-For-Profit Corporation. KCA is an organization of canoeists, kayakers, and rafters working together to promote river running and related activities.


  • North Shore Outrigger Canoe Club:
    North Shore Outrigger is dedicated to promoting and
    perpetuating the sport of Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing in the Boston area, by providing recreational and competitive paddling opportunities for adults of all ages

  • Missouri River Valley Paddlers (MRVP): The Missouri River Valley Paddlers (MRVP) is a group of local paddlers from areas surrounding the Missouri River, mainly Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, but always willing to expand! To join, contact James Keyes at
  • Chris-Raft: Chris-Raft is a non-commercial club based out of Reno. Whitewater boating on inflatables: paddle rafts, oar rafts, catarafts and inflatable kayaks. Contact info: Christopher Phipps 2790 Wrondel Way, #13 Reno, NV 89502. (775) 224-0198.
  • Merrimack Valley Paddlers: MVP is a group of paddlers who informally paddle together on a regular basis, organize training trips on rivers ranging from an easy Class II (for beginners) to difficult Class IV and more. P.O. Box 233, Hollis NH, 03049. (603) 432-6870.
  • NHAMC Paddlers: The New Hampshire Appalachian Mountain Club paddles on rivers, lakes, and ponds throughout New England, we offer organized trips, courses, instruction, and great fun for canoers and kayakers of all experience levels. Come paddle with us!


  • The Rio Abajo Rowing Club: An openwater rowing club doing backcountry rowing in Whiterock Canyon on the Rio Grande. For more information Mark Miller at (505) 988-7191. (An authorized Maas Boat dealer.)
  • Appalachian Mountain Club:We provide low cost canoe and kayak trips and instruction throughout the NYC metro area. We have our own fleet of new model canoes, whitewater kayaks and sea kayaks. We are the largest paddlesport organization in the NYC area.
  • CNY Whitewater Club: Morisville. Newsletter, pool sessions, paddling instruction, beginner to experienced welcome. Contact Nancy or Kevin Howells (315) 662-3121.
  • Genesee Waterways: Rochester, NY. Rowing, canoes, outrigger canoe, sprint kayaking, sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking available. For more information contact Robert Blake:
  • The wonderful paddling experiences that Western New York has to offer.
  • OKC Outdoor Network: An excellent source of information on Outdoor Activities in Oklahoma and is constantly being updated!


  • Berkeley County Blueways: Our trail program has 23 self-guided trips over 175 miles of paddling on our lakes, rivers, and creeks in the lowcountry of South Carolina.
  • Low Country Paddlers: We are a fun, laidback, diverse group of canoe/kayak enthusiasts that enjoy paddling in and around the low country. We meet every 3rd Monday once a month and have a monthly club paddle on the following Saturday. We mostly paddle rivers, creeks, swamps, lakes and intercoastal waterways (we do not do ocean kayaking or whitewater). Comments: We are one of if not the largest kayak club in South Carolina (approximately 170 members)
  • Chota Canoe Club: Year round paddling, activities and supports the conservation of natural resources.
  • Chattanooga WhiteWater Kids Club: For children between the ages of 11 to 17. We have organized meetings twice a month with one river trip a month and in the summer time we also have summer camps for all levels of paddling. Contact Miles Ledford, 5051 Gannstore, Hixson, TN 37343.
  • Kayak 4 a Kure: Expedition Team raises funds for Children's Cancer Research.
  • Texins Outdoor Club: Part of Texas Instruments, Inc. Accept outside enrollment for White Water Kayaking and other seminars. Contact Michael Mastin, 13900 N. Central Expressway M/S 324, Dallas, TX 75243.
  • Sound Rowers: Sponsors races for kayaks, surf skis, rowing shells, rowboats and canoes thorugh the Puget Sound.
  • TAPS: (Trade Assocaition of Paddlesports). The producer of the West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium.
  • Washington Water Trails Assn.: Has helped establish the Cascadia Marine trail in Puget Sound which is the only water trail with National Recreation Trail status.
  • Desert Kayak & Canoe Club: Formed to unite area paddlesports enthusiasts to share their knowledge and love of the water. Based in the Tri- City Region of Washington.
  • Washington Kayak Club: Join us in sea kayaking the Uppernavik area of Greenland July 26-Aug.11. This non-commercial affiliated trip is rated SK level IV. For more information, and sign up contact LeRoy Norby at (425) 451-9668
  • Paddle Trails Canoe Club: Washington state's largest and most active canoe club with over 100 scheduled canoe trips per year.
  • Creating Community Among Kayaking Clubs.



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