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Based out of Martinsburg WV, this group's main focus will be kayaking in local creeks, rivers, and lakes....meaning areas between Brookeville, MD and Flintstone MD, and from Chambersburg, PA to Front Royal, VA. This group should appeal to anyone who enjoys flatwater kayaking and/or whitewater kayaking. Some of our trips are 1-way paddling trips and members opting to attend these events are agreeing to help with the shuttle in some way. These are not "float" trips and members must be able to keep up with the group.

Minimum equipment required for membership is a kayak (no inflatables), a paddle, and a PFD. There is no room in this group for anyone that is not serious enough about kayaking to have already invested in this minimum equipment. Some trips will require a helmet and a skirt. Other members find paddling gloves and a bilge pump beneficial. 

After a free 14-day trial membership, you have the option of joining for a nominal $5/kayaking season (March-October). Anyone who fails to pay this nominal amount within 2 weeks following the free trial membership will be removed from the group. Group size is limited to 50 members. Active participation is recommended to gain the most from the group and to maintain your membership in the group. The Organizer will exercise the right to remove non-active members who have not attended any events to make room for other people waiting to join.

This group was created as a friendly social network of fellow kayakers; for real people wanting to form real friendships. There is zero tolerance for anyone engaging in demeaning remarks or disruptive behavior. As such, those members will be removed immediately. You must post a clear photo of yourself and your real name to gain membership. Anyone not complying will be declined. Also, plz show common courtesy to change your RSVP to "No" if your plans change and cannot attend an event to which you signed up for so we are not waiting around for you. Habitual "no-shows" will be removed from the group.

By attending events, you are affirming your physical fitness to engage in kayaking as a sport and will not hold Organizer responsible for injury or illness resulting from participating in events.

I hope all the members will use this opportunity to make this group a success by participating, leading, suggesting, and discussing what it is YOU want to do. I encourage members to lead trips to places they have enjoyed paddling before. I am happy to post trips you have planned and assign you as an event host.

Let's make this a fantastic paddling season. See ya' on the water !

We're 43 Kayakers

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Founded May 2, 2014



This Meetup is community funded


Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs
  • Encourage more engaged members
  • Value in belonging to a community of fellow paddlers.

14 day free trial

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After the trial you must pay dues to be a member of this Meetup.

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