• About Us

    The ACC was established in the Fall of 1975 by about 25 people mostly located in NW Arkansas. Early club leaders and participants included Joel Freund, the first ACC President Carla Crawley, Stewart Noland, the first ACC VP, Phil Colwell, Steve Day, and David Thrasher.  Today the ACC has over 800 member households with over 2000 members with 9 active chapters.


    The ACC promotes paddlesport in and around Arkansas by focusing on and promoting 3 fundamental principles – Recreation, Conservation and Paddling Education.