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Affiliate Clubs

All Affiliate Clubs (USA and International)

AK

Nova Riverrunners
Chickaloon
NOVA is an Alaskan river touring company that has been providing Alaska scenic and whitewater river rafting day trips near Anchorage and wilderness river rafting trips since 1975, glacier hiking tours on the Matanuska Glacier and river rescue training since 1980.

AL

Coosa River Paddling Club
Montgomery
Our mission is to address recreational and conservation issues on the Coosa River.
Huntsville Canoe Club
Huntsville
We are a group of people interested in paddling all types of self-propelled craft - canoes, kayaks, and sit-on-tops - on a variety of types of water.

AR

AZ

Southern Arizona Paddlers Club
Tucson
The Southern Arizona Paddlers Club is a non-profit organization established in Tucson, AZ since 1996. We call Patagonia Lake State Park our “Home-port” since we hold our bi-annual club picnics and volunteer Lake shoreline clean-ups there.

BC

CA

Gold Country Paddlers
Lotus
Our main purpose within the club is to facilitate the networking of paddlers in Northern California for access to and enjoyment of safe and responsible boating.
Shasta Paddlers
Redding
Shasta Paddlers is a collection of paddlers of all abilities that explore regional waters and have fun! We provide support and encouragement and introduce people to the paddling lifestyle. We invite all types of paddlers from the touring kayaker, fishing kayakers, whitewater kayakers and stand up paddle boarders.
Sierra Club / Loma Prieta Paddlers
San Jose
The Whitewater Activity Section of the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter

CO

Dolores River Boating Advocates
Dolores
Lower Dolores Boating Advocates works to optimize in-stream flows for whitewater recreation and to restore the unique ecosystem of the lower Dolores River. We are a newly organized group of boaters from the Four Corners area who are passionate about the Dolores River.
Friends of the Arkansas River
Cañon City
It is the mission of Friends of the Arkansas River to host large and small scale cleanup projects along the Arkansas River in Colorado, and its tributaries. To encourage private and government agencies to do their part in keeping the river clean. And to promote community involvement.
Friends of the Yampa
Steamboat Springs
The Friends of the Yampa is a river advocacy group based on one common passion, a love for the Yampa River.
Pikes Peak Whitewater Club
Colorado Springs
Kayak oriented whitewater club in Colorado Springs, Colorado
San Miguel Whitewater Asso
Telluride
SMWA works with other local and national groups to keep our rivers clean and beautiful!

CT

UConn Kayaking
Storrs
The Uconn Kayaking Club is a student run organization dedicated to the exciting sport of whitewater kayaking. The club is open to all UConn students and community members; providing boats, gear, and membership, completely free of charge.

DC

Canoe Cruisers Association
Washington
We are a kayak and canoe club whose main purpose is to unite persons interested in paddling the Potomac River Basin and adjacent watersheds. We teach classes, promote river safety, and participate in river access and watershed conservation efforts. We have members from Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and other nearby regions.

DE

Wilmington Trail Club
Wilmington
The Wilmington Trail Club is an organization of people who live in and around the Wilmington, Delaware area that participate in a variety of outdoor activities such as Hiking, Paddling, Biking, and Skiing.

GA

Georgia Canoeing Assoc.
Atlanta
The purpose of the GCA is to have fun and promote safety while paddling.
Paddlers4Christ
Ellijay
We are men, women and children, both open and closed boaters of all skill levels who enjoy paddling and sharing what Jesus is doing in our lives.

IA

ID

North Idaho Whitewater Boating
Post Falls
Get beta on North Idaho whitewater and connect with local paddlers. Anyone is welcome to join, but the main focus of the group is creek boating and river running, and of course having fun and meeting new people!

IL

IN

Ohio Valley Paddlers
Evansville
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to having fun...by touring, kayaking, rafting, and canoeing rivers, creeks, and waterways in the U.S. and throughout the world. We promote safe paddling and teach proper skills and techniques with classes and club trips. Our membership is open to everyone, from beginner to veteran paddler.

KY

Bluegrass Wildwater Assoc
Lexington
A non-profit whitewater organization based in Lexington, KY
Elkhorn Paddlers
Lexington
A "laid back" club in Kentucky avoids the pitfalls of over organization and concentrates on fun. We are a relatively new group in the sport of organized canoeing and kayaking. And we're still learning and growing.
Viking Canoe Club
Louisville
Louisville, KY area paddling club

MA

MD

Mason Dixon Canoe Cruisers
Hagerstown
The MDCC was founded in 1973 for people who find enjoyment and relaxation in the sports of canoeing and kayaking. Our members have a wide range of boating interests and abilities, from placid cruising to Class V+ whitewater.

ME

MN

SCSU Outdoor Endeavors
Saint Cloud
Outdoor Endeavors offers a wide variety of outdoor trips and clinics/workshops to help you discover your outdoor skills.

MO

Ozark Mountain Paddlers
Springfield
Ozark Mountain Paddlers is an organization that promotes canoeing, kayaking, float trips, safety, conservation, education, and other outdoor activities.
Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club
Kansas City
Ozark streams - preserve, protect, & paddle!

MT

Butte-Anaconda River Runners
Butte
A club to share the joy of river running to Butte and Anaconda residents.

NC

Carolina Canoe Club
Raleigh
A group of people interested in many phases of paddlesports: whitewater, quiet water, touring and camping.
Davidson Outdoors
Davidson
Davidson Outdoors offers students, faculty, and staff a variety of outdoor activities and courses throughout the year. Davidson Outdoors trips are student run and include whitewater kayaking and canoeing, backpacking, rock and mountain climbing, and caving. Davidson Outdoors also offers weekly kayak rolling lessons, daily indoor climbing, and a group initiatives challenge course.
Landmark Learning
Cullowhee
Landmark Learning is the nation's leading year-round, multicertification training center for outdoor educators and emergency medical personnel.
Mecklenburg Regional Paddlers
Charlotte
Mecklenburg Regional Paddlers is a Charlotte-based Internet community for kayakers and canoeists.
Triad River Runners
Winston-Salem
Triad River Runners, based in the Triad Region (Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point) of North Carolina, consists of people, just like yourself , who have a love and respect for nature.

NH

Merrimack Valley Paddlers
Merrimack

NJ

KCCNY
South Hackensack
Do you want to get into whitewater kayaking, improve your skills, or meet fun people to paddle with? Join Kayak and Canoe Club of NY.

NM

NY

AMC NY-NJ Chapter
New York
The Appalachian Mountain Club's New York-North Jersey Chapter is the largest and most comprehensive canoe and kayak organization in the NYC area, with over 100 activities throught the year. We paddle on quiet water, whitewater and sea kayak trips ranging from one day to one week. We offer summer paddling classes for novice through intermediate paddlers, whitewater rescue classes to keep our trips safe, and winter pool sessions to refine our skills. We maintain a fleet of 60 canoes and kayaks for our members to rent at a nominal cost, so you needn't own your own boat to join us.
Colgate University
Hamilton
F.L.O.W. Paddlers'Club
Rochester
FLOW is a full-service paddling club serving Rochester and Western NY.
Housatonic Area Canoe & Kayak Sq.
Ossining
Zoar Valley Paddling Club
Promoting and practicing proper paddling and safety, organizing and holding club activities and events, aiding in river protection and conservation, and introducing river sport to new members.

OH

Friends of the Crooked River
Akron
Friends of the Crooked River was formed in 1990 in order to give the 100 mile length of the Cuyahoga River a voice; we are, in one sense, the mouth of the Cuyahoga. Our purpose is to educate the residents of Northeast Ohio to the value of this important watershed.
Keelhaulers Canoe Club
Cleveland
Paddling in OH, PA, WV, and wherever there's water!

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Next Adventure
Portland
Let Next Adventure help you learn to kayak and stand up paddleboard! We offer classes and trips fit for everyone from the absolute beginner to the most experienced water warrior. We have everything to get your feet wet, from the best paddling gear in the area to the most comprehensive and fun instructional classes.
Northwest Rafters Association
Roseburg
Our mission is to "promote boating safety and education"; "advocate equal access to all streams and rivers"; "committed to the conservation and preservation of our nation's rivers and streams"; and "to enjoy and share the fun of running rivers".
Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club
Portland
The OKCC is a group of boaters in the Portland area who have joined together to pursue a common interest in whitewater boating.
Oregon Whitewater Association
Portland
The OWA is for: Boaters who want the camaraderie of running rivers together, to meet new river friends, and to learn new skills; all river users including rafters, kayakers, canoeists, both private and commercial, as well as river managers and employees of managing agencies; and everyone with a love of rivers and river recreation and with an interest in river safety, river conservation, river navigability and river access issues.
PNWKayakers.com
Portland
PNWKayakers.com is a community and forum devoted to whitewater kayakers and other paddlers from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Northern California. Whitewater veins run deep throughout the country here, and with plentiful rainfall, there are thousands of rivers and creeks to kayak. We provide an online presence for people to meet, talk about runs / gear / etc, watch videos, and plan kayaking trips. Ulimately, place for the Pacific Northwest kayaker to immerse themselves in paddling when not actually on the river.
Willamette Kayak & Canoe Club
Corvallis
The WKCC has been an important part of the paddling community in the Willamette Valley for about as long as there has been paddling in the Willamette Valley.

PA

Benscreek Canoe Club
Johnstown
Our purpose is simply to promote the enjoyment, challenge, safety, and camaraderie of kayaking and canoeing.
Bradford County Canoe and Kayak Club
Bradford County
A place for whitewater paddlers in the Endless Mountains region of NE Pennsylvania to meet and have fun!
Canoe Club of Centre County
Lemont
Connecting canoeists and kayakers in and around the Centre Region and sharing the love of paddling.
Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg
Harrisburg
This Club is about paddling and training new paddlers, on flatwater and whitewater, in canoes and kayaks.
Holtwood Hooligans
Lancaster
Lehigh Valley Canoe Club
Lehigh Valley
The LVCC is first and foremost about paddling.
Philadelphia Canoe Club
Philadelphia
PCC has been in existence since 1905, and is a dedicated group of canoeists and kayakers.
Three Rivers Paddling Club
Pittsburgh
TRPC is a regional club headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and consisting of members from western PA, OH, WV and the MD panhandle

QC

SC

Palmetto Paddlers
Columbia
Columbia canoe and kayak club interested in all types of paddle trips.

SD

TN

Chota Canoe Club
Knoxville
Promote community paddle sport activities, safety awareness and techniques while being actively environmentally responsible.
Clean Water Expected in East TN
Sevierville
CWEET works for the benefit of all living things by honoring the basic ecological concept that all life is interconnected. We encourage healthy, thriving Appalachian communities by educating ourselves, the public, and our leaders about responsibility for the earth and its people.
East Tennessee Whitewater Club
Oak Ridge
The East Tennessee Whitewater Club is a club dedicated to: PROMOTE canoeing and kayaking as a water sport; TEACH boating techniques and water safety for river travel; and, PRESERVE our remaining wilderness rivers for future generations.
Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club
Kingsport
Providing adventures for outdoor enthusiasts of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia since 1946.
Tennessee Scenic River Association
Grimsley
The Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association is a non-profit conservation organization founded in 1966 dedicated to the preservation and quality recreational use of Tennessee rivers.
Tennessee Valley Canoe Club
Chattanooga
Our purpose is to bring together people interested in canoeing, kayaking, and related activities; to increase knowledge, safety, and appreciation of paddle sports; to support conservation of waterways

TX

UT

VA

Blue Ridge Voyageurs
Reston
The Blue Ridge Voyageurs is a voluntary association of experienced whitewater paddlers (both open and decked boats) from the Washington, DC area.
Coastals
Richmond
Coastals are people who love the blueways of Virginia and beyond. Coastals are whitewater canoeists and kayakers, flat water recreational kayakers, rafters and those who paddle any other people-powered watercraft you can imagine.
Float Fishermen of Virginia, Inc.
Hayes
A conservation, river access, rafting, and recreational boating group, welcoming people with the same interests.
Hollins Outdoor Program
Roanoke
Hollins University is a small all women’s liberal arts school with a unique niche that is dedicated to women in the outdoors. The Hollins Outdoor Program, or HOP, provides the outdoor programming for Hollins University as well as training for young women interested in outdoor education or adventure programming or for those just looking to develop their leadership skills.

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EPIC Adventures
Cheney
EPIC is the Eastern Washington University outdoor program. As a part of Student Life, EPIC is here to give Eastern students the opportunity to try some new and adventurous things outside of the classroom. These activities include backpacking, camping, canoeing, kayaking (flatwater & whitewater), whitewater rafting, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, biking. If it's human powered and in the outdoors, we probably do it.
Northwest Whitewater Association
Spokane
The Northwest Whitewater Association was founded in Spokane, Washington in 1989 and in 2014 celebrated its 25th year of operation. NWA is an organization devoted to exploring and enjoying rivers of all kinds in the Northwest. We strive to help introduce new people to the sport through a variety of classes. We work on river access issues in our area, and conduct the annual UpRiver Scrub upper Spokane River clean-up day each fall.
Paddle Trails Canoe Club
Seattle
Paddle Trails Canoe Club exists to provide an informal organization for paddlers in Washington State.
Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club
Spokane
A club composed of canoeists, whitewater kayakers, and touring kayakers.
The Mountaineers
Seattle
The Mountaineers is a community built around passion for the outdoors. For over 100 years, The Mountaineers have been teaching skills, sharing adventures, creating volunteers, and conserving land. American Whitewater has a long history of partnership with The Mountaineers. Wolf Bauer who started the basic climbing course for The Mountaineers was also a founder of American Whitewater.
University Kayak Club
Seattle
University of Washington's kayak club including both whitewater and sea kayaking
Washington Kayak Club
Seattle
Whitewater and sea kayaking in the Pacific Northwest
Washington Recreational River Runners
Renton
WRRR is a non-profit group of boaters who run rivers in all sort of inflatable boats (rafts, catboats, inflatable kayaks), kayaks and canoes, with members throughout Washington St. and the Pacific NW.
Whitman College Outdoor Program
Walla Walla
The primary purpose of the Whitman College Whitewater Club is to provide opportunities for the Whitman community to connect to the sports of whitewater kayaking, canoeing, and rafting, to provide the skills and training necessary to participate in said activities in a safe and productive way.

WI

North East Wisconsin Paddlers
Neenah
The goal of the North East Wisconsin Paddlers, Inc. is to encourage and advance paddle sport education and safety. Whether it is whitewater, surf, canoes, stand-up boards or kayaks, we look to bring together like-minded individuals with whom we can share our passion for paddling.
Rapids Riders
Rapids Riders seeks to promote the responsible enjoyment of whitewater canoeing and kayaking.
Sierra Club/John Muir Chapter
Madison
Wisconsin Sierra Club River Touring Section, for people interested in canoeing and kayaking of all types.

WV

Mason Dixon Canoe Cruisers
Berkeley Springs
The MDCC was founded in 1973 for people who find enjoyment and relaxation in the sports of canoeing and kayaking. Our members have a wide range of boating interests and abilities, from placid cruising to Class V+ whitewater.
Redneck Kayak Club
Beckley
West Virginia Wildwater Assn
S. Charleston
The site for paddling in West Virginia.

WY


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