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Welcome to The LowCountry Paddlers
 
since 1987... making the most of our beautiful coast



Lowcountry Paddlers is a
Paddle America Club (PAC)
Affiliate of the 
American Canoe Association ( ACA)


Lowcountry Paddlers recognizes and endorses the
Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission
for their locally organized
paddling events and numerous
educational opportunities. 
Check them out!

 **New 5th Edition**
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Kayak Charleston
by Ralph Earhart
Places to paddle within one hour of Charleston

Welcome to our new website! We built this website using Club Express .
(Please note that the MENU functions are more inclusive if you have logged in as a member.)


  Our next meeting is:

Monday, September 16, 2019
Guest Speaker: Darrell Olsen from Heroes on the Water 


  Diamondback Terrapin Reporting Form 
Links for manatee sightings:  SCDNR Manatee Sightings Form
Manatee Spotters Website

See you on the water,
Ken McDowell, President, Lowcountry Paddlers

 

Members of the Lowcountry Paddlers share a common interest in paddling the coastal waters, rivers, creeks, swamps, and lakes of the South Carolina Lowcountry.  Experience levels vary from Beginner to Expert while boats range from Sit-on-Tops to Expedition Sea Kayaks.  We plan numerous trips throughout the year with the latest schedule posted on the Events and Trips Calendar.  Please review the important and necessary information posted on About Our Trips page.  Our paddling trips are open to ADULTS only.  Visitors are welcome, see our policy at the following link: Be Our Guest!

Members of the club also plan Show-n-Go paddles. These gatherings are not official club events, but rather impromptu get-togethers that may occur weekdays, at night, away from the immediate area, etc.  Sign-up is not required; just “Show up at the launch aNGo.”   Members can post them on the Forums Page at the Show and Go link on the menu.

Meetings:  We hold monthly meetings, plus occasional social events, throughout the year.  Our monthly meetings, held on the third Monday, are informal, open to non-members and guests, and a great way to learn about the Club and meet our members.  We have a guest speaker from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, followed by a short session of club business.  Meetings generally conclude by 8:30 p.m.   Join us at a meeting or on a paddle and see for yourself what we are all about.

Meetings are held at: 

Providence Baptist Church
294 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492

Instruction & Equipment: The club provides neither equipment nor instruction. For instruction, we encourage every paddler, from novice to expert, to avail themselves of the many excellent courses offered by the Charleston County Parks For equipment, please visit the retailers & outfitters listed on our Links page.

NEW Lowcountry Paddlers members will receive a free Intro to Kayaking class coordinated through Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission's Paddlesports Program!**   Contact a Club Officer for more information

**Does NOT pertain to existing CCPRC Online Programming.  This is an exclusive custom course coordinated through CCPRC and LCP.
 
To join, please complete a Membership Application and ACA Waiver for each person. The forms are in the Join Us link in left column of this page.  The membership year is Jan 1st - Dec 31st. 

Initial Membership dues are:

Single: $20 club dues plus **$25 ACA membership = $45 **New 2019 ACA Rate
Family: $30 club dues plus **$25 per person ACA membership = Minimum $50 **New 2019 ACA Rate

ACA membership is required. Our national parent organization, the American Canoe Association, provides training, safety standards, and access to insurance. We will sign you up with the ACA as a new member.  You are then required to keep your membership with the ACA current. The ACA will bill you annually.

All LCP members must maintain a current ACA Annual Waiver.

You can download and sign a hard-copy waiver form here: ACA2019Annual Waiver OR you can sign a waiver online at American Canoe Association.  You'll find it on the Insurance/Waivers page.
This link: ACA Waivers Assurance Process , contains helpful information about the waiver process.