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We are a whitewater rafting club based in Spokane, Washington. Our goal is to promote whitewater boating, safety, and conservation. We’ve been around since 1989 – now over 30 GREAT years and counting – helping educate and unite river runners across the Inland Northwest.

Northwest Whitewater Association members are self-outfitted, private recreational boaters that share a common interest in floating the great rivers of the Pacific Northwest — and beyond. Membership is a mere $25 per year for families and kids 18 & under gets you involved in floats and events on local rivers, prizes and more.

Our membership has knowledge of whitewater boating and rivers that is among the BEST you’ll find — ANYWHERE.  Name a river and likely someone’s “been there, done that” right side up or upside down and have some souvenir to display wen telling their story. Our people probably know when to go — and more importantly when NOT to.

We know shuttles, the good and bad and the UGLY!.

Want to learn how to run an oar-powered boat? You’ve found the people to help  just tagging along with one of our many experienced river pilots.  

 

 

 

 

From mild to wild...welcome to N.W. Whitewater Assoc.!

Looking for company after scoring that long-sought-after permit? Likely there’s someone you can find to be your co-pilot.

Trying to figure out what kind of equipment you need to safely enjoy the hundreds of rivers and creeks in our region? You’ve found the people who can provide solid advice.

Now you know just a little bit about who and what we are and do. Next step is yours to become a member, or at least stop by a meeting and see for yourself.

NWA meetings are generally held every 1st Wednesday of the month at  Jack & Dan’s Tavern— voted one of America’s Top-10 sports bars by Sports Illustrated. J & D’s is at the corner of Hamilton and Sharp in Spokane.

NWA is now proud to be an affiliated club with American Whitewater, which promotes river access, safety and more. Learn more by visiting: northwestwhitewater.org or on Facebook at Northwest Whitewater.

Now you know just a little bit about who and what we are and do. Next step is yours to become a member, or at least stop by a meeting and see for yourself.

NWA is now proud to be an affiliated club with American Whitewater, which promotes river access, safety and more. Learn more by exploring this website or visit Facebook at Northwest Whitewater.

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Watch this space for news and information on NWA and other activities and other whitewater news. Submit content to: nwarafterinfo@gmail.com.

Next NWA meeting is March 6

  • Reminder that the next NWA meeting of 2024 is Wednesday, March 6 at Jack & Dans. Time to kick around building a calendar of events and activities so bring yourself and ideas. To RSVP or for questions contact Paul text/phone (509) 220-8018 or email.

Visit the Spokane River Water Trail

  • The Spokane River Forum has formulated mile-by-mile information on the Spokane River which allows you to explore this amazing waterway. Learn more by   CLICKING HERE.

Canoes & kayaks anyone?

  • If inflatable boating is not your passion, be sure to check out the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club by   CLICKING HERE.

Other river info:

  • Visit the Whitewater Guide Book for interesting news and info on our sport.  CLICK HERE.

Check out the Whitewater Guide Book

Join American Whitewater

  • Learn more about the American Whitewater Affiliation who fight for river access. CLICK HERE.

Events & activities:

News:

See Lake Shasta transform from nearly bone dry

  • A couple of snowy/rainy seasons have helped replenish many California lakes, among them the one behind Shasta Dam. CLICK HERE for photos from Redding Record Searchlight.

Snowpack report

  • Our El Nino winter is living up to reputation of lower snowpack than normal. Below is a look at how things are looking through the first six weeks of 2024.

Lake Shasta and Mt. Shasta on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022.

Lake Shasta at nearly full reservoir on May 15, 2023.