Local Clubs in the Lower Pacific


Chico Paddleheads
The Chico Paddleheads is a group of Northern California paddlers who share a love of being on the water.
Gold Country Paddlers
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.
River City Whitewater Club
Shasta Paddlers
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
Smith River Alliance
Crescent City
The Smith River Alliance is working to safeguard the Smith River watershed using advocacy, education and acquisition of key inholdings.

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