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The CPA offers many diversified activities and benefits providing a way for people to safely enjoy sea kayaking within the Chesapeake Bay region.

The Annual CPA Gear Day and Fall Out Of Your Boat Day will be held June 7, 2015, at Truxton Park in Annapolis Maryland. Please mark your calendars and plan to participate!


CPA has new TRIP RATINGS Read them and start thinking in terms of the new ratings for trips.


We have new CPA trip waivers. All participants in CPA sponsored on-water trips and events must sign a legal release form. Trip & event leaders are responsible for collecting signed releases & for returning them to the Club Secretary. Failure to collect, save & forward these waivers may invalidate trip leader coverage under our liability policy.
The CPA has a dedicated space for paddlers seeking or selling gear.
Mix and mingle with fellow paddlers. Talk about kayaking events, paddling trips, gear, and much, much more.

Take the Tour

Back in my hiking days, we called them “serial” hikes:  An ambitious trail goal broken up into bite-size hikes that could be done in geographical order over a number of weekends.  The translation of this idea to CPA trips started with Marshall Woodruff’s Kent Island Practice Paddles (KIPP), now in their tenth year, which lead up to the 34-mile circumnavigation of Kent Island.  Back in 2008, Cyndi Janetzko and Brian Blankinship did a “fast and light” trip down the Potomac River from Mason Neck to Colonial Beach.  I’ve done a number of Patuxent Campers that covered 55 miles of the easily-navigable part of this river in several days. Last year, David Wilson and Bob Shakeshaft led a serial paddle covering the entire... [More]

On Fri May 22nd, 2015: Sunrise is at 5:48 AM EDT, Sunset is at 8:22 PM EDT
Don't forget your PFD, light and whistle!

A few random images from the CPA Photo Galleries

Some images from the CPA Picasa® Albums

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Some images from the CPA Site Photo Albums

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Upcoming Events

May 23,  2015 (Saturday)
Led by  202 345 0606
Come on out for a beginner’s paddle at Kent Island, MD. This is a great place to paddle and explore with your new kayaks.
May 23,  2015 (Saturday)
Led by  410-531-5641
Meet & Paddle to the Chestertown Tea Party
May 23,  2015 (Saturday)
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This is a 12 mile Advanced Beginner trip through the Rocky Gorge Reservoir.
May 24,  2015 (Sunday)
Led by  410-446-5991
Paddle the protected creeks and coves near St. Michael's followed by a potluck cookout (THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL, BUT WE ARE STARTING A WAITLIST)
May 24,  2015 (Sunday)
Led by  407-489-7191
kayak tour of the Magothy - from Cypress Creek to Cornfield Creek
May 24,  2015 (Sunday)
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This is an eight mile beginner trip through a marshy section of the Patuxent River.
May 26,  2015 (Tuesday)
Led by  443-962-7612,   301-395-6822
Pirates of B'More Paddlers—A roving piracy exploring the rivers and creeks around Baltimore
May 27,  2015 (Wednesday)
Led by  443-306-1801
Wednesday after work paddle - Roving Arundell county launches , Annapolis MD
May 28, 2015 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Led by  410-535-2348/301-249-4895, 
Weekly evening kayak trips on the lower Patuxent from Solomons, Maryland
May 28,  2015 (Thursday)
Led by  4109390269
Havre de Grace

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