Local Clubs in the West


Grand Canyon Priv. Boat. Assn.
Grand Canyon
Our goal is to ensure the ability for all to obtain, on an equal and timely basis, an opportunity to experience a float trip through the Grand Canyon while protecting the resource.
Outdoors Unlimited
Outdoors Unlimited has over 40 years of experience white water rafting on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.
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.


Colorado Whitewater Assn
An all-volunteer organization that promotes the sport of whitewater kayaking in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Diversify Whitewater
Diversify Whitewater is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in paddlesports by removing the barriers that exist for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and allies in kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and stand-up paddleboarding.
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!
Team Colorado Whitewater Racing Club
Upper Colorado Private Boaters Association
Glenwood Springs
Western Colorado University Whitewater Club
Western White Water Club provides a place for students that are interested in white water rafting and kayaking to meet and plan trips.


Idaho Whitewater Association
The IWA is for whitewater boaters, those with a passion and experience and those that want to learn about that passion.
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!


Beartooth Paddlers Society
We are fun loving community of paddlers devoted to respect, safety, promotion, and protection of the whitewater of the Beartooth Mountains.
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.


Adobe Whitewater Club of NM
The Adobe Whitewater Club is dedicated to the enjoyment and protection of the rivers of New Mexico.


Sierra Nevada Whitewater Club


High Jim and the A.S.K.
Salt Lake City
All of us paddling paddlers and whatnot.
Utah Whitewater Club
Salt Lake City
Fun and dedicated group of boaters roaming the desert and beyond.


American Packrafting Association
The American Packrafting Association represents the packrafting community to promote conservation, safety, education, and access. The APA helps people experience safe, adventurous, and low-impact packrafting trips as a means to enhance our existence, freedom, and connection to the natural world.
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!

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