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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
  • 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.
  • PDXKayaker 
    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
  • Waterdogs
    Mailing list for Southern Oregon paddlers. As with all mailing lists, please use responsibly. waterdogs-at-lyris-dot-dundee-dot-net.

River Conservation

  • 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.
  • River Management Society
    A network that connects those who work in and in support of rivers.
  • 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.

Equipment Retailers/Rentals/Outfitters

  • 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.
  • NRS 
    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
    Whitewater outfitter.
  • Oregon Paddle Sports
    Oregon Paddle Sports is a retail/rental store for paddlers.  Offering canoes, sea-kayaks and rafts, paddling gear and accessories, training and guided trips.   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
  • Riparian Tours, Eugene, OR. guided tours. Randy Turney. randy at ripariantours dot com

Shuttle Services

  • See the shuttle service list here.

Other Websites

* 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 contact us.

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