Adrenalin-fueled whitewater, serene mountain lakes, meandering rivers – the inland northwest has it all, and the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club offers the perfect way to experience all of them. Dedicated to promoting paddling of all types – canoes, kayaks (whitewater, sea, recreational) rafts, even paddle boards – the SCKC welcomes all paddlers of non-motorized craft.
If you’re new to our area, check out our calendar for an idea of the kinds of group adventures we offer. You’re welcome to join us on a Wednesday evening whitewater paddle or a Thursday evening flatwater paddle to get a taste of the activities we offer. (These paddles have been suspended for the winter. Check the calendar in the spring to see when they’ll resume.)
Look over the paddling clinics information. One of the SCKC’s goals is to promote the knowledge and basic skills necessary to be safe on the water and to ensure a positive paddling experience. Each summer our clinics provide paddlers an opportunity to train with ACA certified instructors to learn basic canoe and kayak skills. These classes are structured both for new boaters and for those wanting to brush up on their skills. You must be a member of SCKC to participate in these clinics.
Once you see the fun and friends that await you on the water with the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club you’ll want to join. It’s quick and easy!
General meetings - SCKC general meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month through April. Here’s the line-up for this spring:
- January 27: Multi-day self supported kayak trip on the Green River – Deb Pierce
- February 24: Prince Rupert, BC to Port Hardy – 2 week paddle – Roy Massena
- March 24: Paddling Routes of the Inland Northwest – Rich Landers
- April 28: Whitewater Paddling in Costa Rica – Celene Olgeirsson
Meetings begin at 7:00 PM at Mountain Gear’s corporate office, 6021 E. Mansfield, Spokane. Please join us to hear what SCKC members have been up to!
Spring flows bring health hazards to area waterways. . .
Due to high water flows, untreated wastewater was recently discharged into Hangman Creek, creating a health hazard for people exposed to the water. Springtime often brings periods of extreme variability in flows and the potential for untreated wastewater to enter area waterways. This must-read article from the Spokane Riverkeeper has lots of useful information and advice for anyone who comes in contact with these streams.
Keep in touch - join the SCKC group on Yahoo Groups to send and receive emails about pick-up trips, changes in scheduled events and other exciting SCKC news. To sign up for the group email list, visit Yahoo Groups and join the “SpokaneCanoeAndKayakClub” group.
We are now on Facebook. Visit us here!