~~~~~~~GOT KAYAK, CANOE, SUP???~~~~~~~~

Sacramento Paddle Pushers is open to anyone who loves to kayak as a novice or expert, is new to the sport or simply interested in learning how to kayak.  Our group is open to every experience level, after all, we were all beginners at some point :)

The vision for this group; education and kayaking basics, kayak-in camping, car camping, lots of local paddling, exploring new lakes and rivers, long weekend trips to the coast, paddling and comradery with other paddling clubs in Sacramento and beyond.  We'll adventure out to where ever our little hearts decide to take us. There are so many wonderful lakes right here in our home state of CA. All ideas will be considered.  Most, if not all, of our events are better suited to those who have their own kayak, SUP or canoe.

Hikes and bike rides will occur as part of our group events quite often, or may be the main event when it's too cold to be on the water, so we can excersise our hearts to the fullest.

If you have a canoe, SUP, kayak or other type of floating device you use to enjoy the water, feel free to join us as well!  This group has FUN, FUN, FUN!

Don't have a kayak??  Ask Lynn to bring you a 12ft Sit On Top to a local event.  Cost is $30 to transport to/from the event, payable thru PayPal.

Or, if we're paddling on Lake Natoma you can rent a kayak either at the Aquatic Center or Willow Creek (CCK).  **I NO LONGER RECOMMEND RENTING FROM THE ADVENTURE SPORTS BOX AT NEGRO BAR**.  Please be aware of each location's rental return times and fees.

You can also rent from The Headwaters Kayak a Locally owned shop in Lodi (headed up by Dan Arbuckle) or  California Canoe and Kayak (CCK).  CCK has a 'loaner' program and with a deposit that will be applied to your purchase, you're able to 'demo' their kayaks and keep for up to 5 days at a time.  This is a great way to try out many different kayaks and see what's the best fit for you.

Inflatable Kayaks; I typically don't recommend these to anyone who wants to kayak frequently, be able to paddle quick if the wind picks up, or just to be able to keep up with the group.  Consider you also have to inflate and deflate before/after each paddle.  However, IF this is your only option, it's at least an option until you can obtain a non-inflatable kayak.

I also encourage everyone in the group to check out and join the other kayak groups or clubs who offer Kayaking as a sport, in the greater Sacramento or Central Valley area.  This will give you as many options for events as possible and allow you to meet others who enjoy this wonderful sport.  For starters; Sacramento Sea Kayakers (SSK), California Canoe & Kayak (CCK), Lodi Paddle Club...so many groups, so little time ;-)

If you have a favorite place to paddle, please join us and post your idea.  Word of mouth is one of the greatest ways for us to all learn about new places to adventure out to!

~Hope to see you at an event soon...Happy Paddling!

 

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 4:30 PM

    ~Herons, Egrets and Cormorants...Let's Go see the Babies!

    15 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015 5:00 AM

    ~Orcas Island 2015…Kayak, Bike, Walk, Chillax…New Island/New Adventure

    21 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015 4:30 PM

    Paddle to the Music

    6 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:00 PM

    ~Wacky Wednesday Peddle on Humbug & Willow Creek Trails ~ Bike Ride 15Miles RT

    1 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:30 PM

    Paddleto the Music

    6 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 AM

    How about a summer morning bike ride.

    6 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 AM

    American River Paddle - Sailor Bar to River Bend or Beyond?

    9 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:00 AM

    ~2015 Paddle Fest Hosted by CCK - Kayaks, Canoes & Paddlers

    19 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Monday, June 15, 2015 4:30 PM

    ~Securing your Kayak on your Vehicle & Packing for Boat-in Camping

    6 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 5:00 PM

    ~Wacky Wednesday Peddle on Humbug & Willow Creek Trails ~ Bike Ride 15Miles RT

    5 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:30 PM

    Paddle to the Music

    9 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 11:30 AM

    ~Summertime Catered BBQ, Driftwood Contest & Optional Paddle

    34 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 4:30 PM

    ~Easy Summertime Paddle - All Levels Welcome

    16 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 5:00 PM

    ~Wacky Wednesday Peddle on Humbug & Willow Creek Trails ~ Bike Ride 15Miles RT

    3 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 5:30 PM

    ~SPP's "Last" Thursday - Monthly Club Meeting

    11 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 9:00 AM

    ~Silver & Caples Lake Paddling & Camping & Hiking June 2015

    27 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 2:00 PM

    Spicer Meadows Reservoir & Bull Run Lake

    1 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 6:00 PM

    ~The Full Moon In June will make you Swoon!

    28 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Thursday, July 2, 2015 2:00 PM

    Full-moon Fireworks over Lake Tahoe!

    9 Happy Paddlers attending
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015 5:00 PM

    ~18 Mile RT Bike Ride from Fair Oaks to Old Folsom (Hop Sing) and Back

    6 Happy Paddlers attending
 
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