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Local Clubs in the MidWest





Ohio Valley Paddlers
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.


Bluegrass Wildwater Assoc
A non-profit whitewater organization based in Lexington, KY
Elkhorn Paddlers
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, KY area paddling club


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


Ozark Mountain Paddlers
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!


Friends of the Crooked River
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
Paddling in OH, PA, WV, and wherever there's water!



Team River Runner
San Antonio
Helping Our Wounded Veterans - Our mission is to create an environment of healthy adventure, recreation and camaraderie for healing active duty, veteran service members and their families through adaptive kayaking.


North East Wisconsin Paddlers
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
Wisconsin Sierra Club River Touring Section, for people interested in canoeing and kayaking of all types.

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Your Club Information

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