About Us

Paddle Perry, Inc. made a splash in 2019 as a new nonprofit in Perry County, IN.

Proud recipients of the Perry County Community Foundation Grant in 2020 and 2022; as well as the Southern Indiana Power Round Up Grant in 2020, they have acquired the proper safety equipment and a fleet of boats to provide classes and excurisions.

Explore Southern Indiana while practicing water safety. Learn the basics to kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard at a 101 class. Work on your endurance during local fitness classes or guided river excursions. Lock through the Cannelton Dam during the annual Pack A Dam Lock event held on the last Saturday of July.

The goal is to provide a community of like minded individuals with information and opportunities year-round about safety and conservation, fitness and fun and general paddling news. 

Contribute to their cause by donating online or utilize their year-round can collection fundraiser drop off location to help offset operating costs. 

Know the risks and rewards before embarking on any adventure and always paddle with a buddy.

Follow our Paddle Perry Community page to get involved with the group, make friends and learn about paddling. Join Paddle Perry, Inc. for your next adventure! 

About Us

Paddle Perry, Inc. made a splash in 2019 as a new nonprofit in Perry County, IN.

Proud recipients of the Perry County Community Foundation Grant in 2020 and 2022; as well as the Southern Indiana Power Round Up Grant in 2020, they have acquired the proper safety equipment and a fleet of boats to provide classes and excurisions.

Explore Southern Indiana while practicing water safety. Learn the basics to kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard at a 101 class. Work on your endurance during local fitness classes or guided river excursions. Lock through the Cannelton Dam during the annual Pack A Dam Lock event held on the last Saturday of July.

The goal is to provide a community of like minded individuals with information and opportunities year-round about safety and conservation, fitness and fun and general paddling news. 

Contribute to their cause by donating online or utilize their year-round can collection fundraiser drop off location to help offset operating costs. 

Know the risks and rewards before embarking on any adventure and always paddle with a buddy.

Follow our Paddle Perry Community page to get involved with the group, make friends and learn about paddling. Join Paddle Perry, Inc. for your next adventure! 

Membership

Calendar of Events

Volunteer

Newsletter

The inaugural Pack A Dam Lock (P.A.D.L.) event was hosted in 2021 in coordination with Cannelton Lock & Dam and the U.S. Coast Guard. Guiding 100 paddlers down the Ohio River and locking through the Dam provide many people the chance to do something new in a safe environment. This event is held on the last Saturday in July.

Where To Paddle

Map Your Trip
Check Your Levels
Create A Float Plan
Safety Tips
River Trail

How We Make An Impact

Impact Program

The Perry County Impact Program was created to unite us as a community, to learn from one another, to share diverse perspectives, and to do our part in keeping nature wild. The mission of the program is to build community, practice better disposal methods, and educate the importance of recycling. 
The goal of this program is to provide community events the opportunity to operate nearly waste-free.

Ohio River Sweep

Make an impact with Paddle Perry as they prepare for the boating season by cleaning up the boat ramps, trails and roadways around the tri-state area. This Ohio River Sweep event will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Can Collection

We collect cans to help offset operational costs of the nonprofit. Donate by dropping off bags of cans at on location behind Radio Shack in Cannelton, IN. Look for our green and white drop off sign. 

#ImpactDay

We provide ways you can make a difference on and off the water in Southern Indiana year-round.

As Wild Keeper Advocates, we submit how much trash our group picks up collectively each month. Want to help? It’s easy! 

Share pictures of what you’ve collected with the tag #impactday to our Paddle Perry Community Facebook page #ImpactDay album (link below).

Service hours are offered to all individuals and youth groups, too!

Pitch in during #EarthDay for our annual community wide Ohio River Sweep. Details on our Facebook page. 

Sponsors & Partners

Paddle Perry, Inc. is now accepting sponsorships for the 2024 season. Contact info@paddleperry.com to learn more. 

Your safety is what is most important to us. If you’re joining us for an event, wearing a US Coast Guard approved PFD that is in good and serviceable condition as well as  the right size for you and signing our waiver is required prior to launch. Additionally, it is your responsibility to provide your own safety precaution materials associated with COVID-19.

Non-discrimination policy: Paddle Perry, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, provision of services, and events. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, clients, sponsors, and members.

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