There are a lot of cool sites out on the web that are of value to the paddling community. Here are a few that we think are worthy of your attention. The WKCC does not officially endorse or support any of the sites listed here. If you know of a site that you think may be of interest to our members, please contact us.
Safety / Education
- Northwest Rescue
Club member Keith Gillespie specializes in technical rescue training and safety.
- American Whitewater Safety Code
"Safety Code of American Whitewater" Information every boater/river person should know.
- American Canoe Association
The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education.
- Sundance Kayak School
Beginner to Advanced training on the Rogue, McKenzie, and other rivers.
- The Five Nine by David Luinstra
Safety preparedness tips from ACA Kayak and Swiftwater Rescue Instructor David Luinstra.
- Kayaking 101 article / safety
Corvallis and Albany newspapers are featuring an Intro to Kayaking article, video, slide show and quiz on their website. Be sure to read the "Paddlers' Paradise" article for a good list of kayaking resources.
- Balanced Edge
Specialized training in Swift Water, Vertical, and Cave Rescue; Medical, Backcountry Skills, Teambuilding. Check out their Annual Spring Rescue Training, which covers all above skills, open to all ability levels, min. age 18.
- Rescue 3 International
Based in California, offers training all over the world.
- Wet Planet Whitewater
Offers kayak courses and clinics for people of different experience levels: those looking to improve their kayaking skills and/or to enjoy the Pacific Northwest outdoors.
- eNRG Kayaking
Training, rentals, guided trips.
- River House Outdoor Center
Classes and trips run by City of Eugene.
- Online CPR Certification
Online CPR training, first aid courses, bloodborne pathogen classes, and a number of other certification options that are designed to help the general public gain the CPR skills and knowledge needed to help save a life.
River Levels / Ocean Conditions
Email Mailing Lists
White-water -- A forum for discussing paddle sports. No one needs to be a member of the WKCC to join the White-Water List. The White-Water List was, at one time, assumed to belong to the WKCC, although it's always been independent.
- Eugene Kayaker
Yahoo Group for kayakers in the Eugene Area to communicate with each other, plan trips, and share information.
Website and Yahoo Group for kayakers in the Portland Area to communicate with each other, plan trips, and share information.
- Cascade Canoe (and Kayak) Club
- Salem Whitewater
- Southern Oregon Kayakers Facebook Group
Mailing list for Southern Oregon paddlers. As with all mailing lists, please use responsibly. waterdogs-at-lyris-dot-dundee-dot-net.
- American Whitewater
American Whitewater restores rivers dewatered by hydropower dams, eliminates water degradation, improves public land management and protects public access to rivers for responsible recreational use.
- National Organization for Rivers is a non-profit organization for rivers aimed at restoring the public's rights to navigate, fish, and walk the banks and riverbeds of rivers in the U.S. and educating the public on their rights as river users under federal law.
- River Network
River Network cooperates with hundreds of grassroots organizations around the country to improve the quantity and quality of freshwater that supports all life.
- WaterWatch of Oregon
WaterWatch of Oregon is a hardworking and effective river conservation organization devoted to restoring and protecting natural flows in Oregon's world-class rivers and streams.
- USA Congress
Source for info on House and Senate bills.
- Outdoor Play
Large online retailer of boating and other outdoor equipment and gear.
- Paddle People
Portland based canoe/kakak/SUP retail and rentals, guided tours/trips, and lessons.
- Kayak Academy
Complete kayaking retailer and repair shop with quick certified Kokatat dry suit repair.
- Alder Creek
Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe is a premiere kayak, canoe & stand up paddle store and kayak school in Oregon. They have three locations in Portland, Oregon.
- Peak Sports
Peak Sports has been an independently owned and operated outdoor store and bike shop in Corvallis Oregon since 1972.
Extensive product line and great service.
- Next Adventure
Portland's Alternative Sporting Goods store. New, used, and closeout gear for camping, climbing, kayaking, snow sports, and apparel at great prices.
- Cascade Outfitters
- Oregon Paddle Sports
Oregon Paddle Sports is a retail/rental store for paddlers. Offering canoes, sea-kayaks and rafts, paddling gear and accessories. Located in West Eugene area off Bertelsen Rd. between 5th and 6th Ave.
- Whitewater Designs
Manufacturer of paddling and whitewater accessories, boat rescue equipment, and supplies for rafts, canoes and kayaks. Oregon Paddle Sports is a retail store for paddlers.
- Northwest Canoe Tour
Canoe/kayak/SUP rentals and instructions at Alton Baker Park (canoe canal) on weekends during the summer.
- UO Outdoor Program
Raft/kayak/SUP and associated gear rentals. Membership required -- see link.
- Redwood Rides
Smith River, Northern California, guided tours
* The WKCC does not officially endorse or support any of the sites listed here. This is merely a collection of sites that we believe our members may find to be of use or interest. If you know of a site that you think may be of interest to our members, please