The best way to start paddling is to check in with your local paddling club. Most clubs have classes and trips and it is a good idea to go with experienced paddlers – you will learn much faster that way… and have a great time in the process. To edit a listing or get your club listed below, fill out the form here.

Paddling Club Listings by State


Birmingham Canoe Club
PO Box 951
Birmingham, AL 35201


Knik Canoers & Kayakers
PO Box 242861
Anchorage, AK 99524

Juneau Kayak Club
PO Box 0218865
Juneau, AK 99802-1865


Desert Paddlers Club
Tempe, AZ

Prescott Paddle America Club
PO Box 12098
Prescott, AZ 86304
(928) 445-5480

Southern Arizona Paddlers Club
Tucson, AZ


Arkansas Canoe Club
PO Box 1843
Little Rock, AR 72203


Bay Area Sea Kayakers
229 Courtright Road,
San Rafael, CA 94901

California Kayak Friends
2419 E. Harbor Blvd. #96
Ventura, CA. 93001

California National Canoe and Kayak Club
Box 1686, Clovis
CA 93613,
(559) 298-1209

Kern River Alliance
909 Oberlin Court
Bakersfield, CA 93305

San Francisco Sea Kayakers
229 Courtright Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94901


Colorado Whitewater Association
2 Silver Cloud
Boulder, CO 80302

Pike’s Peak Whitewater Club
16299 Cala Rojo Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80926

Pueblo Paddlers
Pueblo, CO

Rocky Mountain Canoe Club
3796 S. Olathe Circle
Aurora, CO 80013
(303) 584-0225

Rocky Mt. Sea Kayak Club
PO Box 100643
Denver, CO 80210


Columbia Canoe Club
41 Pine Woods Ln.
Mansfield Center, CT 06250
(860) 423-5331

PO Box 197
Ellington, CT 06029


Wilmington Trail Club


Coconut Kayakers
PO Box 3646
Tequesta, FL 33469

Emerald Coast Paddlers
PO Box 2424
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32549
(850) 837-157

Palm Beach Pack & Paddle Club
PO Box 16041
West Palm Beach, FL 33416

Seminole Canoe and Kayak Club
4619 Ortega Farms Circle
Jacksonville, Fl. 32210
Contact: John D. Malinowski at:

South Florida Bush Paddlers Association

Space Coast Paddlers
PO Box 360193
Melbourne, FL 32936

West Florida Canoe Club
P.O. Box 17203
Pensacola, FL 32522

Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers
P.O. Box 1124
Palm Harbor, FL 34682 – 1124


Atlanta Sea Kayakers
Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Whitewater Club
PO Box 33
Clarkston, GA 30021
(404) 299-3752

Central Georgia River Runners
PO Box 6563
Macon, GA 31208

Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
2500 Club Drive
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 287-7888

Georgia Canoeing Association
PO Box 7023
Atlanta, GA 30357


Hawaii Island Kayak Club
74-425 Keal a Kehe Pkwy.
HI 96740

Hui Nalu Canoe Club
3373 Campbell Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815


Idaho River Sports Canoe Club
1521 North 13th St.
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 336-4844

Idaho Rivers United
PO Box 633
Boise, ID 83701
(208) 343-7481


Chicago Area Sea Kayaker Assn.
26W354 Burdette
Corol Stream, IL 60188

Mackinaw Canoe Club
701 East Polk Street
Morton, IL 61550

Saukenuk Paddlers C&K Club
PO Box 888
Moline, IL 61266-0888

Prairie State Canoeists
Bolingbrook, IL


Hoosier Canoe Club
7650 Poplar Road
Brownsburg, IN 46112
(317) 858-0963

Marshall County Paddlers c/o Dale Baker
12515 Nataka Tr.
Plymouth, IN 46563

Ohio Valley Whitewater Club

Wildcat Canoe Club


Central Iowa Paddlers
688 Polk Boulevard
Des Moines
IA 50312
(515) 277-1763

Iowa Paddlesport Association
2423 Taft Street
Perry, IA 50220


Kansas Canoe Association

Kansas City Whitewater Club

KC FUN: Kayaking & Hiking
Kansas City, KS


Elkhorn Paddlers

Viking Canoe Club
PO Box 32263
Louisville, KY 40232


Bayou Chapter Ozark Society
PO Box 4693
Shreveport, LA 71134

Bayou Haystackers Paddling Club


Penobscot Paddle & Chowder Society

Wooden Canoe Heritage Assn.


Chesapeake Paddlers Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 341 Greenbelt
MD 20768-0341

Greater Baltimore Canoe Club

Monocacy Canoe Club
PO Box 1083
Frederick, MD 21702

Potomac River Paddlers

Delmarva Paddlers


Boston Sea Kayak Club

Martha’s Vineyard Oar & Paddle
PO Box 1429
Edgartown, MA 02539
(508) 627-4905

Appalachian Mountain Club
Southeast Massachusetts Chapter


Black Parrot Paddling, LLC
3444 Green Acres Lane
Pinckney, MI 48169
(313) 322-9258

Lansing Oar and Paddle Club
PO Box 26254
Lansing, MI 48909

West Michigan Coastal Kayak Association


Cascaders Canoe and Kayak Club
4408 Edmund Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 722-2875

Minnesota Canoe Assn.
Box 13567
Dinkytown Station
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(952) 985-1111

Rapids Riders

Superior Kayak and Outdoor Adventure Club
PO Box 581792
Minneapolis, MN 55458


KC FUN: Kayaking & Hiking
Kansas City, MO

Missouri Whitewater Assn.
PO Box 3000
St. Louis, MO 63130

Ozark Mountain Paddlers


Beartooth Paddlers Society
PO Box 20432
Billings, MT 59104
(406) 252-3724

Montana Paddlers
243 North 22nd Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59718
(406) 994-2513


Missouri River Valley Paddlers
Lincoln/Omaha, NE area.


Ledyard Canoe Club
(603) 643-6709

Merrimack Valley Paddlers
PO Box 334
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 432-6870


Hackensack River Canoe Club
PO Box 369
Bogota, NJ 07603

Inwood Canoe Club
280 Riverside Ave
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(212) 569-6475

Mohawk Canoe Club
5 Vincent Street
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 635-6467

Wanda Canoe Club
Ridgefield, Park


Adobe Whitewater Club of New Mexico
PO Box 3835
Albuquerque, NM 87112


Ahwaga Canoe Club
PO Box 261
Windsor, NY 13865

Central New York Kayak Club
Syracuse, NY

Cold Spring Kayak Club
Box 81
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Long Island Kayak Club
Long Island, NY, (631) 691-2396

Long Island Paddlers
Long Island, NY
P.O. Box 115
West Sayville, NY 11796

Metropolitan Canoe and Kayak Club
PO Box 021868
Brooklyn, NY 11202-0040

Sebago Canoe Club
Paerdegat Basin
1400 Paerdegat Ave. N.,
Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 241-3683

Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club
Yonkers, NY
(914) 963-5544


Twin Rivers Paddle Club
406 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Carolina Canoe Club
PO Box 12932
Raleigh, NC 27605

Triad River Runners
PO Box 24094
Winston-Salem, NC 27114

Western Carolina Paddlers
PO Box 8541
Asheville, NC 28814


Bradstreet Sea Kayakers
318 Breezewood
Bay Village, OH, 44140
(440) 617-9879

Cincy Paddlers
Cincinnati, OH
1,300 members in the tri-state area, of all interests and skill levels. Numerous weekly local trips and some national and international. Visit the following link to join our group and learn more!

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits
PO Box 14384
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 447-1006

Dayton Canoe Club
1020 Riverside Drive
Dayton, OH 45405
(937) 222-9392

Keelhaulers Canoe Club
1649 Allen Drive
Westlake, OH 44145
(440) 871-1758

Ohio Historical Canoe Route Assocation
Fremont, OH

Trumbull Canoe Trails
Warren, OH


Oklahoma City Outdoor Network
Oklahoma City
(405) 503-4683


Lower Columbia Canoe Club
Portland, OR

Oregon Kayak & Canoe Club
PO Box 692
Portland, OR 97207

Oregon Ocean Paddling Society

Portland Sea Kayakers
based in Portland with members all over the Pacific Northwest

Willamette Kayak & Canoe Club
PO Box 1062
Corvallis, OR 97339


Conewago Canoe Club
York, PA
(717) 764-5834

Lehigh Valley Canoe Club
PO Box 20194
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002
(610) 559-9595

Philadelphia Canoe Club
4900 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 487-9674

Three Rivers Paddling Club
110 Atwood St. Suite 154
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 242-4562


Rhode Island Canoe Assn.


Low Country Paddlers

The Palmetto Paddlers, Inc.
PO Box 984
Columbia, SC 29202


South Dakota Canoe Association
Box 90244
Sioux Falls, SD 57109,


East Tennessee Whitewater Club
PO Box 5774
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Tennessee Valley Canoe Club
PO Box 11125
Chattanooga, TN 37401


Aggieland Paddle Club
College Station, TX 78703

Austin Paddling Club
PO Box 300388
Austin, TX 78703

Dallas Downriver Club
PO Box 820246
Dallas, TX 75382-0246

Hill Country Paddlers Canoe Club
PO Box 3951
Kerrville, TX 78029-3951

Houston Canoe Club
PO Box 925516
Houston, TX 77292
(713) 467-8857

North Texas River Runners
Ft. Worth, TX


Utah Whitewater Club
PO Box 520183
Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0183


Vermont Paddlers Club
11 Discovery Road
Essex Junction, VT 05452


Blue Ridge Voyageurs
Reston, VA

Coastal Canoeists
505 Winterberry Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
(540) 371-3631

Richmond Whitewater Club
Richmond, VA

Smith River Valley Canoe Club
15 Cleveland Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112


League of Northwest Whitewater Racers
Seattle, WA

Northwest Whitewater Association
PO Box 4941
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 928-6998

Paddle Trails Canoe Club

Seattle Canoe & Kayak Club
5900 W Green Lake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club
Spokane, WA

Washington Kayak Club
PO Box 24264
Seattle, WA 98124

Washington Recreational River Runners
330 SW 43rd Street
Renton, WA 98055


Washington Canoe Club
3700 Water Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007


Mason-Dixon Canoe Cruisers
19319 Betty’s Ave
Boonsboro, MD 21713

West Virginia Wildwater Association
PO Box 8413
Charleston, WV 25303


Badger State Boating Society
Madison, WI

Green Bay Paddlers United
3415 Commerce Court
Appleton, WI 54911

Wausau Kayak/Canoe Corp.
Wausau, WI

Wisconsin Hoofers Outing Club
Madison, WI


Jackson Hole Kayak Club
PO Box 9201
Jackson, WY 83002


Camp Ak-O-Mak
Ahmic Harbor, Ontario

Canada Canadian Canoe Association

Golden Kayak Club
Golden, BC,

Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador

Toronto Sea Kayak Club