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River Flows

Pacific Northwest Paddling Clubs

Coeur d’Alene Canoe and Kayak Club
The Coeur d’Alene Canoe and Kayak Club was founded in the summer of 2005 to establish a community for paddlers to explore the region’s numerous scenic waterways, learn new skills, and share experiences.

Spokane River Rowing Association
A Spokane rowing club.

Whatcom Canoe Club
A canoe club in Bellingham, WA.

Paddle Trails Canoe Club
Paddle Trails Canoe Club provides opportunities to learn and practice river safety skills, meet people who can teach you new skills and accompany you on more challenging rivers, learn about some great places to paddle, develop friendships with a diverse group of people, and enjoy some purely practical benefits such as the convenience of organized car shuttles.

Olympic Outdoor Center, located on the Kitsap Peninsula, offers equipment sales and rentals, instructor training, kayak tours and adventure camps, and sponsors annual paddling events in Puget Sound, such as Paddle Bainbridge and Paddle Kitsap.

Northwest Whitewater Association (NWA)
A local whitewater rafting club

Area Outdoor Clubs

Spokane Mountaineers

Other Local Water Sports Links

The Spokane Coast Guard Auxiliary offers education on boating operation and safety. Their website includes informative links to subjects like knot tying.

Online Resources

Spokane River Forum
a local non-profit organization that creates materials, events and activities that promote dialog to help sustain a healthy river system while meeting the needs of a growing population.

Spokane River Water Trail is a new website developed by the Spokane River Forum that offers extensive information about the Spokane River, including maps, access, safety, stewardship, links to additional resources, and much more. Please check it out to learn more about this jewel that flows through the heart of our city.

Pend Oreille River Water Trail
The Pend Oreille River is 130 miles long, originating from Lake Pend Oreille in the Idaho Panhandle and flowing northwesterly until it joins the Columbia River in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The 70 mile stretch of river that flows through Pend Oreille County has been designated the Pend Oreille River Water Trail. Water trails offer small boat recreationalists and paddlers the opportunity to travel a designated route along a river by providing access areas, environmental and historical points of interests, relaxing picnic stops, and overnight campsites. They educate on the environment, history, and culture of the area and promote resource stewardship.

Boating in the Inland Northwest
This helpful site organizes lakes and rivers by county in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana, with photos, descriptions, access information and directions.

This Portland, Oregon, area organization offers equipment sales and rentals, as well as paddling trips and links to other western Oregon paddling opportunities.

Nothing about clubs here, this is links to sites with things to sell, from kayak gear to trips. They’re pretty loose here, the page of links for expeditions has a site on the Ford Expedition…

American Whitewater
Has great information about rivers, with flows, put-in and take-out information, descriptions of what to expect at different flows, etc. “A membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America.” Also does advocacy for the preservation and protection of whitewater resources.

Paddlers Report
A comprehensive site offering information on kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding.

Central Idaho River Shuttles
is a new business offering shuttles for trips along the Selway River, Middle Fork Salmon River, Main Salmon River and Hells Canyon.

Current Check – Current Tables Online is a website that helps you develop a custom current table for paddling in ocean waters extending from the north end of Vancouver Island as far south as Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

Columbia River Kayaking is an independent company located in Skamokawa, WA, offering instruction and day tours on the lower Columbia River.

Coast and Kayak Magazine is a free, on-line magazine that covers kayaking, paddle sports and coastal recreation resources.

Cascade Canoe and Kayak Centers, Inc., located in Redmond, WA, offers canoe and kayak rentals, lessons, day trips, clothing, equipment and accessories.

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