Schools, Retailers, and Clubs


  Our Own Wisconsin Paddling Club Offers Pool Sessions, Gear Swap, and a message board to plan trips with other paddlers!



A Non-Profit organization that manages the operations of Wausau Whitewater Park. They host a variety of Recreational Releases, Clinics, and regional to World Class competitions every year. Visit!


This Minnesota Paddling club contributes a great deal to paddling in Wisconsin. Every year they offer CanoeU where they introduce dozens of people to whitewater kayaking and canoeing! They also help experienced paddlers receive their ACA Certification! Visit the website to find gear, plan trips, and talk with other boaters! 

From Sea Kayaking Adventures on the Shores of Lake Superior to Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Lessons and all the gear you need from Steep Creek Outfitters, Whitecap Kayak has everything to meet your kayaking needs! Located in Ironwood, MI on the Boarder of Wisconsin and a partner of Wausau Whitewater’s Ray McLain Intro to Kayaking Classes their friendly family and staff make them a place you must visit!





Bear Paw is located in the Heart of the Wisconsin Northwoods. Their friendly staff provides whitewater kayaking lessons and excursions on the Wolf River, have all the paddling gear you need, stay for a while in one of their cabins and or camping and enjoy a nice bike ride on one of the many great trails in the area. Check out their website cause they always have a fun event planned and new and used boats for sale! Stop by Wausau Whitewater and you’ll likely find them instructing Ray Mclain Classes and demoing boats!

 Midwest Mountaineering is located in Minnesota, but they are a part of the Wisconsin Family as are all Midwest Paddlers. They donate loads of Gear to Wausau and Rapids Riders events! So, be sure to stop by and thanks them for their support. They’ve got everything you need for paddling and the rest of your outdoor adventures.

Rutabaga, Located in Madison, WI recently began carrying whitewater kayaks! Also a great shop for flatwater paddling and all your kayaking & canoeing gear! Every year in March they host one of the nations largest outdoor trade shows Canoecopia!  It’s a must visit for paddlers where you can find great deals form all sorts of your favorite brands!



While they don’t have much for Whitewater Kayaking and Canoeing….Laacke & Joys is a great shop for Flatwater paddling and all your outdoor needs! Located in Milwaukee they have 3 locations. Visit them online at