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


Lowcountry Paddlers is a Paddle America Club Affiliate of the ACA.
Your initial Lowcountry Paddlers membership enrolls you in the
American Canoe Association ( ACA)
You must maintain your ACA membership in subsequent years in addition to club membership dues




Lowcountry Paddlers Club gives recognition to Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission for locally organized paddling events and educational opportunities.




 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 .
Club Express includes very powerful contact  management tools, including email blasting, forums, and automated renewal notices.  Please note the MENU functions are more inclusive if you have logged in as a member.

Our next meeting is Monday, September 17.
Our special guests are Jill and Greg Ewell, docents for Mepkin Abbey. They will present "Past and Present Monastic Life, Public Events and Volunteer Opportunities at Mepkin".
SCDNR needs your help reporting diamondback terrapin sightings:
 Diamondback Terrapin Reporting Form 
and here are 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 see review the important and necessary information posted on About ourTrips. Our paddling trips are open to ADULTS only. Visitors are welcome, see our policy at the following link: Be Our Guest!
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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 Show and Go link on the menu.

Meetings 

We also hold monthly meetings plus occasional social events throughout the year.

Our monthly meetings, usually held on the third Monday, are informal, open to non-members and guests, and a great way to learn about the club and to meet our members. We have a guest speaker from 7:00 to 8:00 followed by a short session of club business. Meetings generally conclude by 8:30 p.m. 

We have fun and enjoy paddling with new-found friends and to new places. Join us at a meeting or on a paddle and see for yourself what we are all about.

Our meetings are held at: 

Providence Baptist Church
294 Seven Farms Drive on Daniel Island

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 Charleston County Parks For equipment, please visit the retailers & outfitters listed on our Links page.

SPECIAL OFFER - New Lowcountry Paddlers members will receive a free Intro to Kayaking class through Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission! Call CCPRC customer service at 843-795-4386 for more information.


To join, please complete a Membership Application and ACA Waiver for each person. The forms are in the  Join Uslink in left column of this page. The membership year is Jan 1 - Dec 31. 

Initial Membership dues are:

Single: $20 club dues plus $30 ACA membership = $50
Family: $30 club dues plus $40 ACA membership = $70

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 required to keep your membership current. The ACA will bill you annually.

All LCP members must maintain a current ACA Annual Waiver.

You can download and sign a fillable form hardcopy waiver form here  ACA Annual waiver 2017 - Adult  .
OR you can sign a waiver online at American Canoe Association
You'll find it at the Insurance/Waivers page

This link: ACA Online Waiver Process    contains helpful information about the waiver process.