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Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

Paddling Organizations

  • American Canoe Association - National organization providing paddling education; stewardship support to protect paddling environments; and promotion of paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation. 
  • American Whitewater Association  - National organization to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.
  • Qajaq USA - National society promoting  traditional Greenland paddling technique and tradition.

Indiana Trip Planning Sites

National Trip Planning Sites

Rescue Techniques

Sea Kayak Planning Tools
  • Sea Kayak Trip Sponsor Guide (2017) - A guide to planning and leading a Sea Kayak adventure.  Some parts are specific to the HCKC but most directly relate to any trip that you might plan.
  • Great Lake Text Weather Forecast - Text version of what you hear on your VHF radio
  • NOAA National Weather Service Great Lake Map  - Site with Temperature, Wave, and  Wind predictions for Great Lakes
  • NOAA Chart Site - Site where you can order NOAA Navigational charts or download raster versions of Nav. Charts.   After you get the raster versions of the charts, you can crop them to only the area where you will be paddling and then print them so you can use them on youor trip.

Kayak Fishing Links

Indiana Stream Protection Groups

Sources for Used Equipment
  • - Information and classified ads for kayak, canoes, and equipment 
  • BoaterTalk.Com   Whitewater boating info, classified ads for WW boats
  • Paddle Swap   A site that list ads for used kayak and canoe equipment.  They search Craig's List,, and regional bulletin boards for paddling gear.

Local Retailers

  • Rusted Moon   Broad Ripple supplier of paddling , kayaking, canoe, SUP, backpacking,  and travel gear.  A long-term sponsor for the HCKC Pirate Party
  • Wild Cat Creek Outfitters, Zionsville, IN.,  Fly fishing, Canoes, Kayaks and equipment
  • Sun Valley Sports, Castleton, IN., Hobie Dealer, Paddle Boards
  • Eagle Creek Kayaks For recreational and fishing kayaks
  • REI   National supplier of Paddler, camping, cycling, equipment with a store in Indianapolis.

National Retailers

  • NRS Inc.  National paddling supply center that has everything.
  • Outdoor Play  Supplier of Paddling gear.  
  • Yak Attack  Kayak fishing supplies

  • Austin Kayak  All around Kayak and paddle fishing

  • Ex Officio  Comfortable fast dying kayak/camping clothes and underwear

National Outfitters
  • Nanthahala Outdoor Center  - National Whitewater Trips and Instruction in Bryson City, NC.  The place to go for WW training.
  • Uncommon Adventure - Sea Kayak Trip and Instruction near Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI.  Trips in Great Lakes, Honduras, Southeast US, Iceland-Greenland, and Alaska. Run by Michael Gray.

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