Let’s Paddle Kansas City – and Beyond!

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KansasCity Paddling club

After joining, you’ll receive invitations to all activities, including limited-attendance trips and training.
*No rentals – you must own a kayak, SUP or canoe and gear required to participate.

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Why Join Paddle KC Paddling Club?

  • You’ll enjoy great paddling activities and adventures
  • Explore countless paddling spots in your kayak, SUP or canoe
  • Learn beginner to advanced skills and tips
  • Always have someone to paddle with
  • Grow friendships with nice people who love staying active outdoors
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  • Kansas City paddling and much more, since 2015!
  • FUN with friendly people who share a love of paddling
  • Frequent monthly paddling events, skills and safety training options, and social activities
  • Recreational, sea kayaking and whitewater paddling at easy to challenging levels
  • Kayak, paddleboard, and canoe owners welcome (no rentals)
  • Beginner to experienced paddlers using all types of kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes
  • Beginner-friendly events to quickly boost skills, comfort level
  • Advanced-level events with skills/gear prerequisites
    (e.g., Lake Superior multi-day kayak camping, Class II+ whitewater, SUP camping)
  • Day, weekend, and longer adventures and trips
  • Ozarks, National Parks and “bucket list” trips
  • Local leisurely and endurance workout paddles
  • MR340 River Race prep, racing and volunteering
  • Paddler Meet & Greet social events
  • River and lake cleanups and volunteer projects
  • Holiday Paddles – local and trips
  • Responsible safety practices followed and taught
  • Family-friendly events kids and parents love, and also adults-only events
  • Skills and safety training, including informal practice sessions and ACA skills courses
  • Limited-attendance special events (smaller groups sizes make certain events more fun and safer!)
  • Events every month, including winter (with appropriate gear)
  • Unique adventures only open to Paddle KC members
  • Well-planned events that include any gear, permits or experience levels required
  • Paddle with people who have your back, and have a great time!

What Our Members Say …

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 pandemic precautions. Wearing (PFDs and facemasks) is caring!

Kim S

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

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 great group for kayakers, paddleboarder and canoeists of ALL experience levels. I enjoy the frequent paddling and socializing opportunities every month of the year, the wide variety of locations and types of events, the responsible safety measures, and the cool people who’ve become friends along the way. I’ve grown from entry level recreational kayaker to paddling Class IV rapids and L3 open water conditions because of 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 Maine and Atlantic coast – we PADDLE!

Christy K

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
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