New Member Information
Who we are:
Florida Sport Paddling Club is a statewide club for people who enjoy canoeing and kayaking. We also have a few out of state members. Beginners as well as experienced paddlers are welcome. The club was founded in 1971 and information has been passed down the line, so we know where to go for a good paddling experience.
What we do:
Our members volunteer to coordinate trips, which are publicized in our monthly newsletter or our Meetup site There are trips suitable for people of all skill levels.
Paddles range from a lazy afternoon jaunt, to a weekend on a slow-moving subtropical Florida river, to a week-long trip in Georgia, the Carolinas or Alabama, or occasionally, farther afield in Arkansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana or Utah. Some trips include hiking or bicycling. All of our trips include good company, good conversation, and most often, good food!
There are many paddling clubs to join but our club caters to kayaks and canoes. Many members own both and use the one that is best suited for the trip. Because of our statewide membership, we often host multi-day events, camping in a nearby park. Members are welcome to come for one day or all. Members also offer day trips on their local waterways.
Calendar of trips & events:
Prospective members are encouraged to attend our Meetup trips to see if you enjoy our outings. Go to Meetup and "Request-to-Join" your 60-Day Free Trial Period.
Membership Application and Insurance Waiver:
When you are ready to join Florida Sport Paddling Club, download the Application Form and Insurance Waiver below. Send both to the Membership Chairperson as indicated on the Application Form. Membership includes a monthly newsletter, full website and Meetup access, a fun annual meeting, and good friends. Dues are explained on the application.