The Canoe Cruisers Association (CCA) of Greater Washington, DC - We offer:
- Paddling Trips - on weekends, Thursdays, Wednesdays, family, camping, and spur-of-the-moment outings to streams in MD, VA, PA, & WV
- Membership Meetings - 6x a year with whitewater-oriented programs (Mon eves in Cabin John, MD)
- River & Shore Clean-Up - several times a year
- River Safety - kayak & canoe classes - rescue techniques
- Kayak Rolling Practice - indoor pool in winter
- Establish and maintain River Access - work with the C&O Canal, local park authorities
- organize and run Potomac Race every spring
- active on-line Calendar of upcoming events
- founded in 1956, we are the major local paddling club - focused on whitewater, and flatwater trips, too
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Please come out with us and see if you'd like to join
Baltimore Canoe and Kayak Club
This group of paddlers primarily from the greater Baltimore region and surrounding area focuses on promoting fun, safety, and awareness on the river. Their members organize and lead many canoe and kayaking trips in the Mid-Atlantic area.
Bluegrass Wildwater Association
The objectives of this organization are to encourage enjoyment, preservation, and exploration of American waterways for self powered craft; to protect the wilderness character of these waterways through conservation of water, wildlife, and parks; to promote safety and proficiency in all aspects of wildwater activities; to promote appreciation for the recreational value of wilderness waterways and wildwater sports; to chart and preserve wilderness waterways in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Blue Ridge Voyageurs
The Blue Ridge Voyageurs (BRV) is a voluntary association of experienced whitewater paddlers (both open and decked boats) from the Washington, DC area. BRV'ers revel in the challenge, camaraderie, adventure, and natural beauty of whitewater paddling. The club offers trips at all skill levels from beginner to expert.
Carolina Canoe Club
The Carolina Canoe Club, located in North Carolina, provides a resource for paddlers of all kinds - whitewater, flatwater, and oceanwater. We have over 700 members in North Carolina and other states who paddle anywhere you can find good water to paddle.
Coastal Canoe Club
Coastal Canoeists is a family-oriented club dedicated to the enjoyment and advancement of paddle sports. Coastals' membership include canoeists, kayakers and others from the southeastern U. S, but primarily from Virginia. Activities of the club include an active club volunteer coordinated trip roster with trips for members, at all skill levels, happening nearly every weekend of the year.
Conewago Canoe Club
The Club offers canoe and kayak courses for the beginner, the intermediate, and the advanced paddler. Club members have logged thousands of miles across the continent making friends and spreading the name Conewago. Over the years some members have been motivated to become involved on the local, state, and national levels in such issues as river conservation, land preservation, non-powered boat registration, and the fight against pollution.
Keel Haulers Canoe Club
Keel-Haulers Canoe Club, Inc. is a loose organization of some 300 families from the Northeast Ohio area who share a common interest in the out-doors in general, and boating in particular. All kinds of boating. Whitewater, Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting, and Racing. Our purpose is simply to provide the framework to enjoy these things together. Our club now has members from 20 states other than Ohio.
Lehigh Valley Canoe Club
The Lehigh Valley Canoe Club was formed in 1977 to bring together people who have a common interest in canoeing and kayaking and to increase the safety, skill and enjoyment of the sport. Currently the club has about 350 members. Their ages range from 2 to 80 years and their interests include just about every phase of the sport from a lazy drift down a backwoods stream, to competition racing, to big white water.
Mason Dixon Canoe Club
The MDCC was founded in 1973 for people who find enjoyment and relaxation in the sports of canoeing and kayaking. The group was also formed to exchange information, to support preservation of our waterways, and to promote SAFE boating. We are affiliated with American Whitewater. Our members have a wide range of boating interests and abilities, from placid cruising to Class V+ whitewater.
Monocacy Canoe Club
The Monocacy Canoe Club (MCC) is a tradition-steeped club centered in Federick, MD with around 150 members/families. A great club with an excellent LINKS page. See their Ranked List of 170 area and Appalachian (Tellico & Obed up to the Moose in NY) rivers. They also host Paddle Prattle, the area's foremost open-access paddle forum.
Potomac Whitewater Racing Center
The Potomac Whitewater Racing Program has a record of over four decades of outstanding whitewater racing and competition history along the Potomac River. Mild year round temperatures coupled with world-renowned Potomac River whitewater from Great Falls to Little Falls keeps our local whitewater athletes at the top of the slalom and wildwater racing scene.
Sycamore Island Canoe Club
For an in-depth summary of significant club history of the first 100 years and some excellent articles, please visit the reproduced "Centennial Issue of the Sycamore Islander," affectionately and painstakingly compiled by John Thomson in 1985.
Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association
The Nashville, TN Non-Profit Conservation, Canoeing, and Kayaking Organization: Dedicated to the preservation of free-flowing rivers, promotion of paddling skills, and river safety.
Three Rivers Paddling Club
TRPC is a Pittsburgh-region club consisting of over 400 (mostly whitewater) paddlers from Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, the Maryland panhandle and beyond.
Washington Canoe Club
Established in 1904, the Washington Canoe Club is a community of volunteers dedicated to preserving, promoting, and engaging in paddlesports on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. WCC’s boathouse, over a century old, is an iconic historic landmark serving as a base for its members to train for competition, paddle for recreation, and host community, educational and charitable groups.
West Virginia Wildwater Association
The West Virginia Wildwater Association (WVWA) was founded in 1965, with the purpose of paddling and enjoying the wild and scenic rivers of West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian area, from the original hand full of members, it has grown into a major recreational and conservation organization in the state.