Flexible Schedules

We host paddling activities for kayakers, paddleboarders and canoeists on weekends, weeknights and weekdays. With over 150 events a year, there’s something for every paddler!

all experience levels

Our members range from paddlers with decades of experience on lakes, rivers and oceans, to absolute beginners. From relaxing time on local lakes to challenging skills courses in oceans to whitewater rivers – we love all types of paddling!

Tips, Gear, Articles

We share good info and host activities every month of the year! See our latest Paddle KC news and notes…

Our Blog
River Kayaking Gear Favorites

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upcoming PADDLING fun

Paddle KC hosts activities every month of the year, including online events, for paddlers who own their own gear. Kayakers, paddleboarders and canoeists are welcome!

WHY MEMBERS LOVE PADDLE KC

When I got my first kayak, I often paddled alone and had so many questions. By joining Paddle KC paddling club, I quickly learned how to get out on the water easier, safer, and with more fun, especially with my new friends! Paddle KC classes and trips have provided an absolute wealth of knowledge that has boosted my skills and confidence. Now paddling is my passion, and I love to share it with others.

Rondle D

Paddle KC is a very active, safety-aware club with great, friendly people who are always willing to lend a hand or share a bit of advice to make your kayaking, paddleboarding or canoeing experience that much better. The range of events from paddling local lakes and streams and the Missouri River to Ozarks rivers to the Great Lakes and oceans means there is something for everyone, regardless of boat or skill level (including experienced paddlers like me). From ACA training opportunities to pool sessions to information sharing sessions there are plenty of ways to advance your knowledge of our sport while having a great time.

Dave S

My husband and I joined Paddle KC shortly after buying our first kayaks. There are so many great learning opportunities. Everyone that we have met though Paddle KC has been friendly and willing to share their experience. One of our favorite has been river camping. There is no shortage on opportunities to join in no matter what your skill level is. Making new friends is the bonus.

Clara W

I joined Paddle KC May 2019 as a beginner kayaker. Instrumental to my growth have been Paddle KC’s organized trainings and helpful instruction/information sessions, and also attending the ongoing host-guided Paddle KC events at area lakes/rivers which include safety measures. Most important, is being on the water with this group of like-minded paddling enthusiasts. I now host some Paddle KC lake event paddles and consider myself a strong paddler thanks to Paddle KC. The growth and joy I continue to gain from each experience with this group is truly priceless.

Thomas V

Paddle KC is a great group of friendly, fun people who share my love of kayaking. I enjoy the frequent paddling opportunities (leisurely and workouts), the training options, the responsible safety measures, and the cool people who’ve become friends along the way. I’ve grown from entry level recreational kayaking to experienced sea kayaking, and completed ACA L2 training and skills symposiums with Paddle KC. I even placed 3rd in my first kayak race. From local paddles and Ozarks rivers to Apostle Islands, from Louisiana bayous and Gulf coast to Atlantic coast – we PADDLE!

Christy K

I attended my first Paddle KC event shortly after I bought my first kayak. Joining this paddling club quickly took me from 0 to 60 in paddling and safety skills. I enjoy exploring a wide variety of places with this group, from local lakes and streams to the Missouri River and Ozarks rivers, and have made great friends. It’s just FUN! I especially appreciate the responsible safety policies, and careful precautions during the pandemic. Wearing (PFDs and facemasks) is caring!

Kim S

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Friday night fun - our Paddlers Happy Hour Meet & Greet starts 5:30 and continues til... whenever! Great food, beers and other drinks, and live music after. Sign up on our events calendar - seats are limited.
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Friday night fun - our Paddlers Happy Hour Meet & Greet starts 5:30 and continues til... whenever! Great food, beers and other drinks, and live music after. Sign up on our events calendar - seats are limited. 
#fridayfun 
#kayaking 
#paddleboarding 
#canoeing 
#kansascity

TBT: Stopping at Sand Island Lighthouse on one of our Apostle Islands sea kayaking trips. Looking forward to visiting Lake Superior again this summer, and seeing friends from the area at upcoming Canoecopia show in Madison, WI!
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TBT: Stopping at Sand Island Lighthouse on one of our Apostle Islands sea kayaking trips. Looking forward to visiting Lake Superior again this summer, and seeing friends from the area at upcoming Canoecopia show in Madison, WI! 
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#kayakingadventures 
#seakayaking 
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Where Is It Wednesday: Do you recognize this local spot?
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Where Is It Wednesday: Do you recognize this local spot?
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Tip Tuesday: Go to Canoecopia paddlesports show in two weeks - it's well worth the trip to Madison, WI! See paddling gear, clothing, boats and boards that are not available anywhere near Kansas City. Try on kayaks and canoes, paddles, pfds, paddling clothing and shoes. See unique accessories, tools, and even jewelry and art. Check out this outstanding list of exhibitors, then check the fantastic presentations over three days. www.rutabaga.com/canoecopia/exhibitors.asp?exid=all

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Tip Tuesday: Go to Canoecopia paddlesports show in two weeks - its well worth the trip to Madison, WI! See paddling gear, clothing, boats and boards that are not available anywhere near Kansas City. Try on kayaks and canoes, paddles, pfds, paddling clothing and shoes. See unique accessories, tools, and even jewelry and art. Check out this outstanding list of exhibitors, then check the fantastic presentations over three days. https://www.rutabaga.com/canoecopia/exhibitors.asp?exid=all

If youre a Paddle KC member, sign up on our club calendar and join us for group activities at the show. 
#TipTuesday

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Check out this Top 10 List of Presidents who did the most to protect public lands using the Antiquities Act. This 1906 law allows presidents to protect sites of historic or natural importance as national monuments. Happy Presidents Day.
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