Connecting you with the world of packrafting

Welcome to the new American Packrafting Association website. This is the place to stay connected with the sport you love and find inspiration for bolder, safer adventures. 

APA fosters a community of engaged packrafters by providing education and advocacy that shape the future of our sport. Membership is FREE!

No matter where life leads you, APA will keep you in touch with like-minded packrafting enthusiasts and feed your passion for adventure on land and water.

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We explore

APA will keep you in touch with like-minded packrafting enthusiasts and feed your passion for adventure on land and water.

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We gather

Our wildly welcoming community will make you feel at home from your first meeting.

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We Educate

Our goal is to give you real stories and educational resources that will guide your adventures rooted in safety and exciting experiences.

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We protect

Our purpose is one of passion, with conscious thought for the preservation and respect of our public lands.

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At the water's edge... just keep going.

Planning a trip? Want to check out others' adventures? APA's Packrafting Forum is the center of our community.

From the APA Blog

The care of rivers is not a question of rivers but of the human heart.
Shozo Tanaka

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