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Paddlesports Resource Links

At Clavey Paddlesports we get lots of folks looking for all sorts of information on kayaking, rafting, stand up paddling, local waterways, local camping etc. Here we’ve put together an ever expanding compilation of our most popular paddlesports resource links to help you get on the water.

Clavey Paddlesports – Classes & Tours Informational Links
  • Kayak Tours  Book a kayak tour with us by following this link.
  • Kayak Classes  Book a kayak class with us by following this link.

Camping On Tomales Bay

Tomales Bay is a beautiful place to kayak, surrounded by natural beauty and teeming with wildlife. It is not however a placid lake, and you should familiarize yourself with weather and tide conditions prior to your visit. We highly recommend you start you journey to camp as early as possible in the day to avoid typical afternoon winds. Please see the links in this section to assist with your plans and obtain your camping permit.

  • National Park Service – Point Reyes  – This is a very useful link that you’ll want to visit, bookmark, and read through carefully prior to your kayaking camping trip on Tomales Bay.
  • Leave No Trace – This link has very important information on minimizing your impact at camps on Tomales Bay.
  • Portable Waste Systems – Please note that you must pack out human waste. Follow the link to the portable waste systems that we sell here at our store.
  • Windy.com – This website will give you realtime wind conditions/predictions at Miller Park on Tomales Bay.

Local Paddling Maps

Sea Kayak Clubs
  • BASK  – Bay Area Sea Kayakers
  • Petaluma Paddlers – A community of paddle sport enthusiasts in the Petaluma area.

Kayak Fishing Club
  • NCKA Northern California Kayak Anglers

Kayaking Instructional Links

Raft Packages & Repair

River Permit Information
  • BLM Rogue Site  – This is a great site for checking on permit information and boating information.

This USDA Forest Service site has info and links for permits for the Main Salmon, Middle Fork Salmon, Selway and Hells canyon of the Snake.

  • Green –  Information on permits for Desolation / Gray Canyon of the Green River in Utah.
  • Yampa and Green  – Information on permits for the Yampa and the Lodore Canyon of the Green.
  • San Juan – Permit information for the San Juan River in Utah.
  • Colorado River  – Grand Canyon Colorado River permit information.
  • Smith River  – Permit information for this classic Montana float
  • Salt  – Tonto National Forrest site for permit applications on the Salt in AZ

River Flows
  • Dreamflows – This is a great site with daily flow information for most Western Rivers!
  • California Creeks – River descriptions include recommended flows for different crafts and links to real-time flow data.
  • USGS Home Page  – USGS realtime water information for rivers across the country, including Alaska.

Grand Canyon Outfitting Companies

Professional Outfitting Companies that will outfit your private Grand Canyon river trip and other rivers in the southwest.

  • PRO (Professional River Outfitters)

Premiere Commercial River Outfitters

If you’re looking to go on a commercial river trip here are a few select outfitters that we feel run the safest and most comprehensive trips.

Based in Phoenix, Oregon (just outside of Ashland) Indigo Creek Outfitters runs phenomenal half-day, full-day and multi-day whitewater rafting trips on Southern Oregon’s Rogue River, Klamath River and Scott River. Professional and family friendly, they believe that being outside is simply good for the soul.

An Idaho whitewater rafting trip with IRJ is an exhilarating vacation experience. From your first contact with them, you’ll know that you are working with an outfitter and crew that is passionate about the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and dedicated to providing you with an extraordinary vacation.

Kern River Outfitters has been outfitting on the Kern since 1980 and has trips for every ability and interest. Just a few hours from Los Angeles, the Kern River features miles and miles of varying whitewater rafting runs with Class II to Class V rapids.”

They offer half-day, one, two and three day rafting adventures on twelve of California’s Best Rivers.

One of California’s original and most experienced whitewater rafting outfitters. They offer California whitewater trips on the Kings, Tuolumne, Merced, and American rivers.

West Virginia’s premier whitewater outfitter, Class VI runs adventure and family trips on the New and Gauley rivers. Class VI is the only outfitter that guarantees your satisfaction!

They’re on 5 rivers in Colorado including the popular Arkansas River and Arizona’s Upper Salt River Canyon. Challenging whitewater, family floats, wilderness rafting expeditions. Established 1976.

Rafting trips on the Main Salmon in Idaho.

A Sonoma County company that has been running rivers since 1971.

Providing river rafting trips on the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry, CA for over 25 years.


Whitewater Clubs
  • NWRA  – Northwest Rafters Association home page.

Stand Up Paddle Instructional Links