About the Lower Columbia Canoe Club

The Lower Columbia Canoe Club (LCCC) of Portland, Oregon has the distinct advantage of access to over 100 local river trips within a 100-mile radius and a location that boasts 44 wild and scenic rivers. Over 150 members strong, the LCCC is first and foremost a recreational paddling club. Members schedule weekly whitewater trips all year round that range from Class II to Class IV (for examples, see the club's video blog). The club also includes flat and moving water paddlers just waiting for you to post a trip suggestion. Overnight car-camping and self-support paddling trips are popular on rivers such as the Rogue, Snake, McKenzie, North Umpqua, Deschutes, John Day, Owyhee, and Metolius.

The LCCC provides occasional classes and skill-builder clinics to help enhance skills, safety and paddling enjoyment. Members can also participate in river clean-up and conservation activities.

Club dues are currently just $15 a year.

Paddlers Welcome!

LCCC welcomes all types of paddlers. Members paddle tandem and solo canoes, C-1s, kayaks, and inflatable kayaks (IKs).

Newsletter and Yahoo Forum

Members receive a monthly newsletter, Cascade Currents, and communicate with each other through a members-only Yahoo group. The club's website includes a blog where videos of trips are posted.

Lifelong Friendships

>Some of the best benefits of belonging to the LCCC are the friendships which develop on the river, at local microbrew pubs in after-trip socializing, and during our monthly meetings.


The LCCC is an ACA Paddle America Club and an American Whitewater Affiliate Club.

Club Origins

The LCCC was founded in the late 1960s by a small group of Portland-area flatwater canoeists. As new members joined with interests in moving water and whitewater paddling, more challenging paddling trips appeared on the schedule. Over the years, word of mouth and a variety of skill-building canoe courses helped increase membership and the interest in local and distant rivers of all classes. Today the club reaches new prospective members through the club's website, Facebook page, and online videos, and offers an active year-round schedule of river outings.

More Info

If you're ready to join now, click here. If you would like more information about the club, contact the Membership Chair.