In order to allow resumption of formal group activities, a COVID-19-related addendum has been added to SNCKC’s Activity Waiver and Release of Liability to be signed before each paddle. Participants  (members and guests) must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and completed the COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended by CDC.

Club Trips

Most paddling trips take place on the lakes, rivers (Class I or lower), and coastal areas of Northern California. A trip committee determines locations and dates, or 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 annually and before each paddling trip with SNCKC.

Day Trips:  Trip leaders will send out details one to two weeks prior to the event. Additional day trips will be added to the trips schedule as the paddle season progresses. If anyone has questions or ideas for outings, please contact Marlee Chamberlin.

Nonmembers:  You’re invited to join us as our guest on a day paddle before becoming a member. Contact Membership Chair, Susan Rossman, Membership Chair at for more information. Please contact Susan well in advance of the trip so there is adequate time to make all arrangements.

Camping Trips:  One of the reasons to join the club! Members always look forward to our getaways throughout the summer where we can paddle waterways farther from home. It’s also a time to enjoy camaraderie with fun people and explore other areas in Northern California. Information will be posted about campground reservation dates well in advance.

Due to the popularity of these outings, we sometimes have to limit the number of campers on a trip for better enjoyment for all. Once you sign up for a trip, it’s a good idea to call the campground and make a reservation on the first date of opening in order to secure a campsite. (Scroll down for trip details including reservation information and dates.)

Trip Schedule – 2023

Exact dates dependent on weather and/or leaders*

March 25 – Saturday
Lake Solano, Wendy Thibeault / Joe Abrell
April 8 – Saturday
Camp Far West, Chris Crain
April 22 – Saturday
Folsom Lake/Rattlesnake, Chuck Kastenholz

Camping/Overnight Paddling Trips
May 2-6 – Tuesday to Saturday (Reserve now!)
Clear Lake State Park (Kelseyville),  Wendy Thibeault
June 4-8 – Sunday to Wednesday (Reserve now!)
Loon/Union Lakes, Chris Crain
July 18-20 – Tuesday to Thursday
Lake Tahoe, William Kent Campground, Chuck Kastenholz
August 24-27, Thursday to Sunday (Tentative)
Lake Siskiyou, Rachel Finson
September 23-26, Saturday to Tuesday (Reserve March 21!)
Elkhorn Slough/Monterey, Wendy Thibeault

Let the Leader Know!
Just a reminder that it is mandatory all members let the trip leader know if they intend to go on a trip or cancel their plans to go on a trip. This is especially important for camping trips. For organizational, enjoyment, safety, and sometimes financial reasons, it is the leader’s responsibility to know who is going, what site they have reserved (if camping), when they plan to arrive and leave, and to be informed in case they need to cancel. We all appreciate the time and effort our trip leaders expend to arrange successful, enjoyable, and safe trips. Please do your part so we can continue to recruit leaders and have fun trips. Thank you, Your SNCKC  Board

*We need leaders. If you can lead a trip of your choice, contact Marlee Chamberlin at 530-272-4804 or

3/18/2023  Revised

Find Trip Details Here (for members only)