About Us

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

By following their mission statement – getting involved with their local community and surrounding counties, they’ve given locals and tourists alike the chance to try new things, practice water safety, and explore Southern Indiana. 

Hosting a variety of events from safety classes to river excursions and their annual Pack A Dam Lock. They partner with local businesses to offer classes like stand up paddle board yoga and fitness, learn to kayak classes, and more!

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 safety equipment and a fleet of boats to equipt themselves for their events.

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 utlilize 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 group page and join us on our next adventure! 

About Us

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

By following their mission statement – getting involved with their local community and surrounding counties, they’ve given locals and tourists alike the chance to try new things, practice water safety, and explore Southern Indiana. 

Hosting a variety of events from safety classes to river excursions and their annual Pack A Dam Lock. They partner with local businesses to offer classes like stand up paddle board yoga and fitness, learn to kayak classes, and more!

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 safety equipment and a fleet of boats to equipt themselves for their events.

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 utlilize 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 group page and join us on our next adventure! 

Volunteer

Newsletter

Where To Paddle

Annual Events

Pack A Dam Lock

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 even will be held on the last Saturday in July.

Rivers to Rails

Partnering with Ohio River Scenic Railway in 2022, Rivers to Rails is a 4 NMI journey along the Ohio River shoreline from Tell City to Troy, Indiana with a unique train shuttle service for a 160 paddlers each event.

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

How We Make An Impact

Keep Nature Wild

We provide ways you can make a difference on and off the water in Southern Indiana year-round. As Wild Keeper Ambassadors, we submit how much trash our group pikcs up collectively each month. Want to help? Pick up your #KNW bags at Joe & Linda’s Radio Sales in Cannelton, IN. Share pictures of what you’ve collected with #impactday to our Facebook group page. Service hours are offered to all individuals and youth groups, too!

Clean Sweeps

Pitch in during #EarthWeek for a community wide clean up!

Join us during the Ohio River Sweep with the Perry County Recycling District annually!

The German American Cleansweep takes place on land in September. This cleansweep is a fundraiser for Paddle Perry. We can raise funds for our group all the while keeping our county clean along with other local organizations!

Sponsors

Joe & Linda’s Radio Sales • Perry County CVB • Perry MarineT&R LiquorsThe Derby MarketThe FreezerSchaefer & Paulin Auto PartsThe Round UpBraunie’s BarHauenstein’s • Big Tales • Logos Shirts, Signs and DesignsCoop’s Lake SolutionsMarksmen Cab Company • Widdifield Trucking • Stoll’s Lakeview Restaurant • Lure ‘Em N • Bozarth Auto • Automated Routing • Celebrations • Cannelton Roots • Changing Things Up • Hoosier Hills Credit Union • Southern Indiana Power • Widdififled Trucking • Comminuty Foundation – Perry County • Renew Cannelton 

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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