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ACC Membership

We invite you to join the Arkansas Canoe Club to add your voice and support to the many events and activities that the Arkansas Canoe Club is involved with.
  • Social networking: The ACC provides a huge network of paddlers from throughout Arkansas and beyond. Get to know paddlers like yourself who share your interests...whether that is steep creek whitewater, canoe camping, leisurely exploring swamps and lakes, or a little bit of everything!
  • Instruction: The ACC provides instruction in skills and safety for all aspects of paddling, from our weekend-long Schools of Whitewater Paddling and River Paddling, to clinics on Swift Water Rescue. Our Education Committee works to provide quality training of American Canoe Association-certified instructors in Arkansas so that we have a highly qualified cadre of instructors to provide both formal and informal instruction.
  • Conservation: The ACC is highly active in issues which affect the health and natural beauty of streams in Arkansas and beyond. We work with a number of other conservation and environmental organizations and both state and federal government agencies to support projects and policies which aid in the preservation the waters of Arkansas. We also work to maintain open access to our rivers and streams by working with private landowners, as well as state and federal agencies, to make sure these bodies of water can be enjoyed by anyone who wants to paddle them.
Click HERE to Join Online Today!
Click HERE for a Printable Application that can be mailed in!
Benefits of membership include:
  • Quarterly newsletter of paddling and river conservation related news from around the state. You can receive the newsletter as an electronic file (PDF) via email, or in the mail as a paper copy. You have either choice, but consider going electronic to conserve paper and printing costs for the club!
  • Discounted membership to join American Canoe Association: because the Arkansas Canoe Club is a “Paddle Sports America” club with the ACA, our members can join the American Canoe Association at a discount ($10 off an individual membership). Visit for more information.
  • Discounted membership to join American Whitewater ($10 off basic 1 year membership). Visit for more information.

  • 10% Discount at local area outfitters: Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters in Hot Springs, AR; Ozark Outdoor Supply in Little Rock, AR; Lewis & Clark Outfitters in Springdale, and Rogers.
  • Discounted fees for Arkansas Canoe Club instructional events…if you are already an ACC club member, then registration fees for club events are lower for you!
  • Discounted costs for select instructor, first aid and CPR training.
  • Access to Pool sessions organized by the club…including sessions in Little Rock at UALR, Fort Smith, Russellville and Fayetteville. Check your chapter web page or the message board for updated information.
  • Of course, the biggest benefit of all is being part of a wonderful, active community of paddlers who love Arkansas waterways!

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