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 from the PADDLE KC BLOG

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

Why Join Paddle KC, Kansas City Paddling Club

Paddle KC paddling club is all about enjoying fun paddling activities, learning paddling skills and safety, and growing [...]

River Kayaking Gear Favorites

Small But Handy Gear for River Kayaking Trips Whether you’re meandering through Missouri’s scenic waterways or running more [...]

Dressing for Cold Water Paddling

Thank you to all who have participated in our Cold Water Paddling Clinics. Always great information and Q&A! [...]

Loading and Transporting Kayaks, Paddleboards and Canoes

Thank you to all who joined us for our latest Loading and Transporting Show & Tell online demo [...]

Useful Paddleboard Accessories and Upgrades

You have a paddleboard. Next, consider some of these useful paddleboard accessories to improve your comfort and safety, [...]

Pimp My Kayak Easy DIY Upgrades

DIY Upgrades for Kayaks, Paddleboards, Canoes, Surfskis at Pimp My Kayak Clinic Our annual spring Paddle KC Pimp [...]

5 Great Kayak, Paddleboard and Canoe Lights for Night Paddling

Kayak lights and lights for SUPs and canoes are a great addition to your paddling gear kit. There [...]

Virtual Paddling Film Fest

Paddling Film Festival for Kayakers, Paddleboarders, Canoeists, and Rafters Stream outstanding films at any time, from the comfort [...]

Cleaning and Maintaining Gear for Kayakers, Paddleboarders, Canoeists

Tips for Cleaning Paddling Gear and Maintenance With even minimal paddling gear maintenance and care during paddling season [...]

Prevent Theft of Your Kayak, Paddleboard, Canoe

Minimize Your Risk of Stolen or Lost Kayaks, SUPs, Canoes Kayak, paddleboard and canoe theft is a far-too-common [...]

Kansas City Boat Permits for Kayaks, Sups, Canoes

If you paddle in the Kansas City area (Missouri OR Kansas) it’s important to be aware of legally-required [...]

10 Kayak Camping Tips, Plus Recommended Gear

Thank you to all who participated in our online Paddlers Show & Tell session on Kayak Camping. We [...]

6 Bear-Proof Kayak Camping and SUP Camping Gear Suggestions

Bear-proof kayak camping requires special gear and a bit of extra effort, so plan ahead for bucket-list trips [...]

upcoming PADDLING fun

Paddle KC hosts activities every month of the year for Kansas City area paddlers who own their own gear. Kayakers, paddleboarders and canoeists are welcome! New events added regularly, and members receive all invitations.

 

WHY MEMBERS LOVE PADDLE KC PADDLING CLUB

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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Paddle KC members - we only have a couple seats left on our boat for tomorrow (Saturday) morning's cleanup along the Missouri River. No paddling... we ride to cleanup spots then have a fun lunch and Trash Awards around noon. Come have fun and do some good with our friends at Missouri River Relief!

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Paddle KC members - we only have a couple seats left on our boat for tomorrow (Saturday) mornings cleanup along the Missouri River. No paddling... we ride to cleanup spots then have a fun lunch and Trash Awards around noon. Come have fun and do some good with our friends at Missouri River Relief! 

See signup details in comments.

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PERMITS NOTE:
We love paddling Jackson County Parks + Rec lakes (Jacomo, Longview, Blue Springs, Prairie Lee). If you need to buy a kayak/SUP/canoe permit for Jackson County Lakes, they are only available at the administrative office (NOT marinas) with cash payment while they are recovering from the recent ransomware attack.

The administrative office is open 8-5 Mon-Fri at 22807 SW Woods Chapel Rd, Blue Springs.Flashback Friday: A beautiful evening paddle at Blue Springs Lake. Did you know that paddleboards are NOT allowed on this lake on Friday through Sunday? The only Jackson County Lake allowing SUPs every day is Jacomo.
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PERMITS NOTE:
We love paddling Jackson County Parks + Rec lakes (Jacomo, Longview, Blue Springs, Prairie Lee). If you need to buy a kayak/SUP/canoe permit for Jackson County Lakes, they are only available at the administrative office (NOT marinas) with cash payment while they are recovering from the recent ransomware attack. 

The administrative office is open 8-5 Mon-Fri at 22807 SW Woods Chapel Rd, Blue Springs.

This weekend: Productive fun at the MO River Cleanup with Missouri River Relief, and our annual Pimp My Kayak/SUP/Canoe DIY upgrades workshop! See details on our event calendar, linked in comments. ... See MoreSee Less

This weekend: Productive fun at the MO River Cleanup with Missouri River Relief, and our annual Pimp My Kayak/SUP/Canoe DIY upgrades workshop! See details on our event calendar, linked in comments.
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