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Our Mission

The Sierra Nevada Canoe and Kayak Club (SNCKC) was formed in May 2003. This is a recreational paddle club that enjoys flat water and slow moving rivers. SNCKC includes people of all age groups and skill levels. Most members are residents of the Nevada County foothills (Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA) and surrounding areas although there is no residency requirement.

The purposes of SNCKC are to:

• Share paddling as a safe, enjoyable, and congenial experience
• Introduce members to new places to paddle
• Provide opportunities for members to increase their paddling proficiency
• Provide a central communication hub through our monthly meetings, newsletter, and web site

Monthly Club meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Seaman's Lodge, 425-A Nimrod St., Pioneer Park in Nevada City. They provide social, informational, and recreational gatherings associated with the sport of paddling.

Most paddling trips take place on the lakes, rivers (Class I or less), and coastal areas of Northern California. Trip locations and dates are determined by a trip committee and at the suggestion of any Club member. A leader volunteers or is appointed to organize each trip; however, each paddler is responsible for his or her own safety. We ask all paddlers to read and sign a liability waiver before each paddling trip with SNCKC.

Let’s go paddling!


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SNCKC,  P.O. Box 1513, Grass Valley, CA 95945