National Organizations

nrs_logoAmerican Whitewater represents whitewater paddling interests in conservation, access, and safety. Their web site provides access to all USGS gauges and whitewater river descriptions, plus 50 years of AW Journal articles

American Canoe Association  certifies most canoe & kayak instructors in the US.

Whitewater Message Boards – California Whitewater

New England Paddler’s Message Board

Local – National coverage, strongest in the Mid-Atlantic states – National Canoe/ C-1 forum

Swiftwater Rescue Sites

Friends of the Cheat LogoWhitewater – This is ACA rescue chief Sam Foukes site, full of teaching tips.

CFS – Slim Ray’s site sells his books and archives many of his articles.

Wayne Sundmacher’s Swiftwater RESCUE Site – Take a course from my co-author!

Mike Mather’s Rescue Site – get in touch with one of today’s top instructors.

Special Rescue Services – Rescue III founder Jim Seggerstrom’s site.

Rescue III International – The leading training program for first responders.

Rescue Source – Well-known swiftwater rescue gear supplier.

NRS Rescue – Their special river rescue catalogue.

Eastern Canoe and Kayak Clubs

New England and New York

AW-LogoMerrimack Valley Paddlers – Southern New Hampshire.

Vermont Paddlers

AMC Maine Chapter

AMC Boston Chapter

AMC NY-NJ Chapter

Kayak & Canoe Club of New York (KCCNY)


ACA-LogoAMC Delaware Valley Chapter

Mohawk Canoe Club – Trenton, NJ

Philadelphia Canoe Club

Lancaster Canoe Club, Lancaster, PA.

Harrisburg Canoe Club , Harrisburg, PA.

Conawago Canoe Club, York, PA.

Penn State Outing Club Whitewater – State College, PA.

Bennscreek Canoe Club – Johnstown, PA.

Mid-States & Ohio

Film Poster that features Charlie Walbridge

Film Poster that features Charlie Walbridge

Keelhauler’s Canoe Club – Ohio

West Virginia Wildwater Association

 Potomac Paddlesports

Chicago Whitewater Association

Canoe Cruiser’s Association – Washington, DC.

Monocracy Canoe Club – Frederick, MD.

Mason-Dixon Canoe Club – Hagerstown, MD.

Blue Ridge Voyageurs, MD. and VA.

Greater Baltimore Canoe Club


Charlie Walbridge using throw bag.

Adapted and innovated the throw bag.

Coastal Canoeists – Richmond, VA.

Float Fishermen of Virginia – A strong, conservation-minded group.

East Tennessee Whitewater Club – Knoxville, TN.

Tennessee Scenic Rivers Assn – Nashville, TN.

Tennessee Valley Canoe Club – Chattanooga

Chota Canoe Club – Knoxville, TN.

Carolina Canoe Club – Durham, NC.

Bluegrass Whitewater Association – Lexington, KY.

Viking Canoe Club, Louisville, KY.

Palmetto Paddlers – South Carolina

Atlanta Whitewater Club

Georgia Canoe Association – Atlanta

Huntsville Canoe Club – Alabama

Birmingham Canoe Club – Alabama

Whitewater Websites and Weblogs

Charlie Walbridge Teaching

Charlie Walbridge teaching a swiftwater instructor trainer course on the Youghiogheny River.

Davy Hearn Web Site – Lots of info on slalom racing. Sells high performance gear. – Pennsylvania

Boathouse Nepal

Steve Fisher Web Site

Northeast Whitewater USA

Asheville Boating Beta Page

Leland’s Whitewater Page – Southeast Info

Angst Message Board – Squirt Boating

Kayak Session Magazine

Jock Bradley’s Photo Page

7 Rivers Expedition

Steve Brabetz’s Kayaking Page

n638328349_1029187_7518Alabama Whitewater – An on-line guidebook.

National Paddling Film Festival

Kayak Journal – Blogspot – Great kayaker blogs.

Julie Keller Photography

River Conservation Organizations

West Virginia Rivers Coalition

American Rivers