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Associations & Clubs

Associations and clubs are a great way to get the latest information about your sport, to meet people with similar interests in your area, and to show support for the activities that you love. On this page you will find information regarding the various paddling associations, clubs, and organizations.

Paddling Clubs and Associations
While people canoe and kayak for many reasons, among which are often adventure, serenity, the outdoors, and exercise, nearly every paddler will tell you that it is more fun while enjoyed with another. Most paddling associations and clubs can trace their roots to this very concept. They sought to enjoy their sports with other like-minded individuals. Today, these same associations have missions…

American Canoe Association
The ACA is largely responsible for much of the benefits we all have come to take for granted when it comes to paddling in U.S.

American Whitewater
The American Whitewater organization, known affectionately as AW by whitewater kayakers and canoeists alike, is the premier whitewater paddling organization in the United States. AW's main goal is to protect and conserve rivers all over the United States while providing for the opportunity for people to enjoy them safely. Most of their fundraising takes place through killer events around the co…

The British Canoe Union
The British Canoe Union, which is known as the BCU, is United Kingdom's governing body for the sports of canoeing and kayaking. As paddlesports have a long and regal history in the UK, this is one of the moset revered paddling organizations in the World. This is so much to the extent that it is recognized and respected in the U.S. right alongside the American Canoe Association.

10 Reasons to Join American Whitewater as an Affiliate Club
Is your paddling club affiliated with American Whitewater? Do you want to join a club that is affiliated with American Whitewater? This page gives you all the information you need to join the premier whitewater paddling association in the country.

The History of the ACA
The ACA was founded in 1880 and has since become the most authoritative paddlesports organization in the U.S. Here is a brief history of the ACA over the last 130 years.

American Whitewater Association (AWA)
The American Whitewater Association fights for the causes that affect our rivers and streams. Here you will find information about the association as well as for the rivers that we all enjoy.

American Canoe Association
The ACA is focused on kayak and canoe recreation, education, and stewardship.

International Whitewater Hall of Fame and Museum
The International Whitewater Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 2003. The IWHOF honors those individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport of whitewater paddling.

Canoe and Kayak Clubs Across the Country
The most exciting and safe way to enjoy and improve in the sports of kayaking and canoeing is to do it with other people. One of the best way to find a paddling buddy is to join a club. This pages lists numerous canoe and kayak clubs for each state.

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