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National River Database Information Available For Android In New App

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American Whitewater is pleased to announce that an Android App is now available for our river and gage information. This is the same information found in the national river database accessible from our website and utilized heavily by the paddling community. The app can be downloaded at Google Play here.
Special thanks for development of the app goes to Greg Lee and Rachel Jin who donated their time in this volunteer effort. An iOS version is in the future also as a volunteer effort.
Much of the content and some of the features on our website have been provided or developed by volunteers. We always welcome contributors if you have content you would like to add or interest in a special project. Just let us know what you have in mind

This video is worth viewing for any one planning a single to multi-day paddle on protected or open waters like Lake Powell or the Colorado River, etc. SAPC members do several of these types of adventures annually. Good rules to live by.



SAPC is now an Affiliate Member of  the American Whitewater Organization for 2017. AW_logo-VertColor_small

“Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization (Non-profit # 23-7083760) with a mission “to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.” American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.”  Please go to their webpage and read more of what AW is all about.

Affiliate membership means that all current SAPC members in good standing can access special features from their site that only members can use.  These include but are not limited to their monthly journals and any pertinent news involving any of our regional waterways & rivers used by paddle sport advocates, recreationalists & conservationists like ourselves.  It’s an important resource available for our use.  SAPC members can log in with the assigned unique  member number which has been sent in a separate “SAPC E-Newsletter on Jan. 29, 2016.  Members may log in to add their own reports & photos from river trips or read the latest regional river flow reports & other subjects of interest.


Brown’s Canyon Update – March, 2015

ICYMI: Browns Canyon is officially a national monument. Thanks to all our supporters who sent letters in support. Explore this wonderful area of Colorado with our photo gallery:’s-recreation-paradise

Photo by Bob Wick, BLM


Upper Salt River Rafting Permit


Boating the Salt River Canyon Wilderness is a great way to enjoy the rugged natural beauty of the Tonto National Forest in a more intimate and personal way than average park visitors. However, it is important to note that the river is a Class III-IV run, and is not recommended for novices or beginners. Please be sure to read the Guidelines and Restrictions before applying. Further information, as well as the application process, can be found at
In addition to rafting, Tonto National Forest has a multitude of recreational activities that can be enjoyed all year long! From boating to camping, hiking and so much more, Tonto offers many exciting opportunities to share with the whole family. For the best value, try the Tonto Annual Pass, an upgrade decal that is valid when accompanying your National Parks Pass (Interagency “America The Beautiful” Annual Pass). 
 Why purchase the National Parks Pass?
For a single, one-time fee, this pass will cover all entrance and standard amenity fees for you and those in your vehicle** at ALL Federal Recreation sites across the country for one year managed by:
·      National Park Service
 ·      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
 ·      Forest Service
 ·      Bureau of Land Management
 ·      Bureau of Reclamation
 So why wait? Purchase your National Parks Pass with Tonto Annual Pass Upgrade today!
Kinsail Corporation thanks you for your support of Federal Recreation sites.

 Kinsail Corporation – Authorized Vendor of Tonto National Forest Passes & the Interagency Pass
1420 Beverly Rd.
Suite 150
McLean VA 22101
(703) 994-4194



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