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Welcome to the American Packrafting Association! We are grateful to have you join our efforts to promote packrafting as a safe and exciting way to enjoy and protect America's wild rivers and wild places. We welcome your input on the issues affecting packrafting and packrafters. Please contact us if there is something you would like say, share, or ask.

Membership is free as we grow our organization. International members are welcome. Your optional tax-deductible contribution will help our organization be most effective... Donate.

Please spread the word about the APA and encourage your friends to join us.

American Packrafting Association is registered with the State of Wyoming as an unincorporated non-profit association. Wyoming is one of seven states with laws protecting the members and directors of unincorporated non-profit organizations from liability. Click here for WY State statutes on UNAs.

Our Packrafter Code of Ethics:


  1. Pack it in, raft it out

  2. Access is what we're about

  3. Caring deeply for wild places, we

  4. Keep an eye on our traces

  5. Respect others and the land

  6. Adventure is our brand

  7. Float responsibly and

  8. Tread lightly as far as you can!


We promise to respect your privacy. We will never distribute your contact information.


Welcome aboard!

Brad Meiklejohn, President