Paddle Clinics

Lower American River Clinic  

River Touring Skills Development
November 10, 2019 — Sacramento, CA 

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Come one come all. Open up a new world of paddling options – you learn to safely paddle a variety of kayaks (SOT, WW, Touring, & SUP) on Class 1 to 2 moving water of the Lower American River. This class will help you to continue to develop the strokes you learned in Beginning Sea Kayaking and how to paddle safely and avoid common river hazards. We will review rescues in the context of moving water, introduce basic rapid running, ferry glides and eddy turns and fine-tune your paddle strokes.

**Cost:** $75
**Own Boat and Gear:** $50

– Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 10
– Class fee includes kayak, paddling gear, and river shuttle! OR, bring your own gear.
– **Helmet required.** we provide or you can use your own

**Grear use:** Sit-on-Kayak, Whitewater, Touring Kayak & SUP. You are encouraged to bring your own kayak if it is suitable for the dynamic water conditions of the Lower American River so you become more comfortable in your own kayak.


Meeting Location:
Meet at [CCK Rancho Cardova]( location to Shuttle to American River [Upper Sunrise River Access](; Exit at [River Bend Park](a
**Distance:** Approximately 6 miles

**Prerequisite:** No previous experience necessary. However, a good physical condition is required to assure an enjoyable class. The minimum age for the class is 16 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Those with some experience will be on SOT kayaks and those with more experience can go in a touring or whitewater kayak.

MORE Opportunities to Get on a River

For many of us, NorCal is a year-round paddling place.  So, you don’t have to wait until spring to get on a river.  Our partners are ready, willing and able to arrange for private outings on the Lower American River (Sacramento, CA) or Sacramento River (Redding, CA).  Just let us know what you want to do and we can help make it happen.

General Questions About River Clinics
Please email us at

Outings on Sacramento River
Please call Headwaters Adventure at (530) 223-2411.

Outings on the Lower American River
Please call California Canoe & Kayak at (916) 851-3600.