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 flat water paddle to get a taste of the activities we offer. Check the calendar for times and locations. Go to the “What’s New?” page to download a printable PDF of this year’s trip schedule, revised and updated as of July 23rd.
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. Pre-registration is required.
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!
Upcoming events -
- August 9 – Paddle, Splash, Play – a Kid’s Event!
Join us on Saturday, August 9th, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Nine Mile Recreation Area for the 3rd annual Paddle, Splash, Play event. This is a great opportunity to get kids out on the water in a variety of water craft – kayaks, canoes, SUPs – and introduce them to the wonderful world of paddling. It’s free – boats, paddles, PFDs are all provided. All you need is a WA State Parks Discover Pass to park your vehicle at the site. Bring your kids and have a blast!
- August 23 – Spokane River Classic
A newly revamped version of the long-standing Spokane River Canoe Classic, a premier paddling event for many years. Accommodating canoes, kayaks, SUPs – either solo or tandem – there are two courses, complete with a short obstacle section, prizes, T-shirts, food vendors and a beer garden. Register online or by mail. Click here for more info, including course maps and race day schedule. Proceeds benefit Spokane River access projects.
General meetings - SCKC general meetings are held at Mountain Gear’s corporate office, 6021 E. Mansfield, Spokane, on the fourth Monday of each month during the fall and winter. Check the calendar for details on upcoming meetings, starting again in September.
Keep in touch - join the SCKC group on Facebook to get the latest updates, find out about pick-up trips, changes in scheduled events and other exciting SCKC happenings.