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.

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 Joe Abrell.

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 – 2021

September 30, Thursday
Sacramento River (after paddle dinner in Sacramento) – Leader needed*

October 11-15, Monday – Friday
Tomales Bay (Point Reyes) – Randy Aust and Linda Liewer

October 30, Saturday
Thermalito Afterbay (Oroville) – June Anderson

November 13, Saturday
Lake Natoma (Thanksgiving paddle and potluck) – Joe & Diana Abrell

January 2, Sunday
Lake Englebright (New Year’s Paddle) – Marlee Chamberlin

*We need leaders. If you can lead one of the trips listed as “Leader needed,” contact Joe Abrell at 530-273-3095 or

07/26/2021 Revised

Find Trip Details Here (for members only)