River City Paddlesports’ mission is to expand community access to all paddle sports in the Greater Louisville area through education, outreach, and competition.
We are a 501C3 organization located in the Louisville Community Boathouse in Waterfront Park on the Ohio River.
Donate to River City Paddlesports in support of river and creek recreation and education programs, a 501c3 organization
River City Paddle Sports is pleased to host with the Ohio River Way, The Ohio River Challenge. June 2 to June 11. Ohio River enthusiasts, artists, writers, and adventurers will explore 250 Ohio River miles this summer from Porstmouth Ohio to Louisville KY
As we paddle together in voyageur canoes, we will document the recreational, historical, and ecological sites. We will meet with river town officials to share our enthusiasm for river recreation and celebrate their work with and on the river.
to find out more information visit the Ohio River Challenge Webpage. If you are already registered you can pay the fee here. If you wish to donate to the Ohio River Challenge, – all proceeds benefit the Ohio River Way,
River City Paddle Sports are proud supporters of the Waterfront Park and the Friends of Waterfront Park, the home of the Community Boat House. Check out the Waterfront Park Events and we encourage you to become a member of The Friends of Waterfront Park.
The Louisville 50, 50 miles on the Ohio River from Westport (mile 580) to West Point (mile 630) forms Louisville’s Northern Boundary.
Check out the Louisville 50 story map for a detailed guidebook.
The “Digital Guide to the Ohio River”, developed by the GIS team at OKI (the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments), is designed to help boaters, paddlers, anglers, cyclists and motorists safely explore the Ohio and its historic river communities.
To use the guide visit the Ohio River Recreation Trail Webpage
or go directly to the online interactive map: https://gis.oki.org/ohiorivertrail/
Watercolor by Tracy Barnes
Ohio: Life, Death, and Re-birth of our beautiful river: River City Paddle Sports is actively supporting the development of a documentary on the Ohio River. Check out the two promotional trailers below, visit the Documentary’s Facebook page and consider donating to the GoFund Me Site.