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Local Clubs in the West


Southern Arizona Paddlers Club
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.


Dolores River Boating Advocates
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.
High Country River Rafters
The purpose and objectives of the High Country River Rafters Club are to promote the sport of river rafting, to facilitate communication between its members, to facilitate river conservation and access, to promote the safe utilization of rivers, and to increase communication between the private boating community, commercial community, and governmental organizations concerned with river rafting.
Pikes Peak Whitewater Club
Colorado Springs
Kayak oriented whitewater club in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center
Buena Vista
The Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center has been a leader in outdoor adventure since 1982. The overall mission of RMOC is to provide a premiere outpost for outdoor adventure.
San Miguel Whitewater Asso
SMWA works with other local and national groups to keep our rivers clean and beautiful!


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!


Butte-Anaconda River Runners
A club to share the joy of river running to Butte and Anaconda residents.
Whitewater Kayak Club at Montana State University
To encourage growth, progression and preparedness within the whitewater community at Montana State University by bringing people of all skill levels together for the love of boating and being around rivers. We aim to introduce aspiring whitewater boaters into the sport, enable members to advance their abilities, and travel near and far to experience the beauty and power of running water.




Jackson Hole Kayak Club
Jackson Hole
Since 1996, the Jackson Hole Kayak Club has been providing river paddling opportunities to Jackson’s youth. While focusing on fun and safety, we teach young people how to explore the river environment building skills and confidence to last a lifetime!

Sign-up Your Club

AW's original purpose since 1954 has been to distribute information among its Affiliate Clubs. AW's relationship with local clubs has provided the backbone for much of the river conservation and access work it accomplishes throughout the country. Over 100 clubs are now AW Club Affiliates and they are all doing great work on your behalf. If you don't belong to a club, consider joining one of the organizations found on this page.

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Your Club Information

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