In order to allow resumption of formal group activities, a COVID-19-related addendum has been temporarily added to SNCKC’s Activity Waiver and Release of Liability to be signed before each paddle. Full vaccination will also be required for participation, including boosters.

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*

December 11 – Sunday (12/4 paddle cancelled….may be rescheduled)
Lake Wildwood, Peter Johnson Birthday Paddle
January 3 – Tuesday
Englebright Lake New Year Paddle – Marlee Chamberlin
January 21 – Saturday
Cosumnes Preserve, Chris Crain
February 11 – Saturday
Rollins Lake, Rachel Finson
February 25 – Saturday
Lake Solano, Wendy Thibeault
March 18 – Saturday
Snodgrass Slough, Joe Abrell
March TBD*
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 4-7 – Sunday to Wednesday
Loon/Union Lakes, Chris Crain
July 17-20 – Monday to Thursday
Lake Tahoe, Chuck Kastenholz
August 24-27, Thursday to Sunday (Tentative)
Lake Siskiyou, Rachel Finson
September 23-26, Saturday to Tuesday
Elkhorn Slough/Monterey, Joe Abrell

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

11/20/2022  Revised

Find Trip Details Here (for members only)