What we're about

If you are looking for a group to enjoy paddling adventures on the water or learn new skills, we are the club for you! North Texas River Runners is a chapter of the Arkansas Canoe Club and is affiliated with the American Canoe Kayak SUP Raft Rescue Association (ACA). We are about helping our members develop their kayaking skills while discovering the joys of outdoor water adventures. Our members include all levels of ACA certified instructors as well as regular folks who love being on the water. We do both white water and flat water adventures and welcome everyone from beginning paddlers to advanced white-water daredevils. Our club was formed in 1986. To become an official member of the club, the dues are $25 for individual or family, but to join on meetup and receive notification of events there is no charge. We do request that those who attend 3 or more events pay the nominal dues to become an official member of the club.

To join the North Texas River Runners/Arkansas Canoe Club or to find out more info about membership please go the the ACC website -> Arkansas Canoe Club Membership (http://www.arkansascanoeclub.com/page-490081) Be sure to select North Texas River Runners as your chapter when joining.

Upcoming events (5)

Virtual Club Meeting North Texas River Runners: Gearing Up Part 2!

This Month: Gearing up Part 2!
You have a boat and a paddle. What other gear do you really need on the water? How do you know the difference between the necessary and the frivolous? This month Steve Ford will lead a round table discussion about paddling gear. What do you need, what is good and bad. A must for all levels and styles of paddling.

We will also have a wrap up from the ACC white water school from those few folks lucky enough to attend, trip reports and information on upcoming events. You won't want to miss it!

Teresa Patterson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NTRR Meeting
Time: May 11,[masked]:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Clean up on Walnut Creek Paddling Trail with free lunch

Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake

Celebrate Parks and Trails Cleanup Month by participating in our Adopt-a-Stream cleanup with Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful. This is a chance to paddle a Texas Parks and Wildlife Paddle Trail and help the environment at the same time. Best of all--it's free!

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
We will launch from Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake and paddle the Walnut Creek Paddle Trail, stopping to remove the pockets of trash that inevitably finds it's way to the creek. Normally it is $15 per car to get into the park, but volunteers for this cleanup get in free, and if you need a boat those are free as well so long as you preregister on the Grand Prairie Volunteer site and request a boat before Wednesday May 12 at 5 PM.
Boxed Lunches will be provided for the pre-registered volunteers. Once you register with Grand Prairie you will be sent a PDF of the pass you will need to get into the park for free.
Link to register:
https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/86fa1030-b644-41bd-9af5-0a6645f43c8e/Activity/b1915ea3-d243-48e0-8331-398cc474d3a9/1

Paddlers are encouraged to bring your own kayak, canoe, etc. but if you do not have one, or you are bringing a buddy who needs a boat, we've got you covered. If you need a free kayak and gear rental, please email [masked] by Wednesday, May 12th at 5 p.m.

Location:
Loyd Park 3401 Ragland Rd, Grand Prairie.
Turn right once past the guard shack, follow Park Rd 1A until it ends at N Day Mar Rd. Turn left. Go to next gravel rd on the left for launch and parking area.

Those who wish to stay and paddle the trail after lunch may do so.

PFD, personal flotation device, is required for every volunteer, but are supplied with every rental boat.

Face coverings are highly encouraged when on land and when within 6 feet of another paddler on the water. COVID-19 screening questions will be asked during check-in.

What to wear: Long pants
Layers appropriate for weather
Close-toed shoes or rain boots
Sunscreen and insect repellent

We will have bottled water available. However, in an effort to reduce waste, we ask that you bring your own filled reusable water bottle.

If you have any questions call Teresa at[masked] or email Amanda at [masked]

Clean Upon Walnut Creek Paddle Trail with Free Lunch!

Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake

Celebrate Parks and Trails Cleanup Month by participating in our Adopt-a-Stream cleanup with Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful. This is a chance to paddle a Texas Parks and Wildlife Paddle Trail and help the environment at the same time. Best of all--it's free!

We will launch from Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake and paddle the Walnut Creek Paddle Trail, stopping to remove the pockets of trash that inevitably finds it's way to the creek. Normally it is $15 per car to get into the park, but volunteers for this cleanup get in free, and if you need a boat those are free as well so long as you preregister on the Grand Prairie Volunteer site and request a boat before Wednesday May 12 at 5 PM.
Lunch will be provided for the pre-registered volunteers,
Link to register:
https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/86fa1030-b644-41bd-9af5-0a6645f43c8e/Activity/b1915ea3-d243-48e0-8331-398cc474d3a9/1

Paddlers are encouraged to bring your own kayak, canoe, etc. but if you do not have one, or you are bringing a buddy who needs a boat, we've got you covered. If you need a free kayak and gear rental, please email [masked] by Wednesday, May 12th at 5 p.m.

Those who wish to stay and paddle the trail after lunch may do so.

PFD, personal flotation device, is required for every volunteer, but are supplied with every rental boat.

Face coverings are highly encouraged when on land and when within 6 feet of another paddler on the water. COVID-19 screening questions will be asked during check-in.

What to wear: Long pants
Layers appropriate for weather
Close-toed shoes or rain boots
Sunscreen and insect repellent

We will have bottled water available. However, in an effort to reduce waste, we ask that you bring your own filled reusable water bottle.

If you have any questions call Teresa at[masked] or email Amanda at [masked]

Roll Practice

Richard Simpson Park

Come get your ROLL on! Come practice your rolling and rescue skills now at Lake Arlington since we won't have access to a pool for a while. Let us know if you need to borrow a boat for this (no later than Thursday) or bring your own. Life vest (PFD) required. This area has a shallow area and a gravel beach launch so it will work so we can continue roll practice until we find another venue.

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Rescheduled!!! Roll and Rescue Practice

East Library and Recreation Center

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