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News from Kokopelli
OREGON KAYAK INSTRUCTION
Welcome to Kokopelli River Center! We pride ourselves in offering the best in whitewater kayaking instruction and touring kayak lessons in Southern Oregon. We invite you to grasp that lifelong dream that you've had to learn to kayak. We're here to help you achieve your goals. Kokopelli River Center will teach you all the correct paddling skills that you need to know to safely get you down the river or across a pristine lake. Our whitewater paddle club and touring paddle club will help you progress in your paddling skills and also make new kayaking friends.
You're never too old to learn to kayak! This is your year!
We are proud to be Southern Oregon's only paddlesports specialty shop, carry whitewater kayaking gear, sea kayaks, rafting gear, and paddling apparel. We also rent kayaks and rafts from the shop where we let you "try before you buy". Kokopelli River Center is located in beautiful Ashland, Oregon at the base of the Siskiyou Mountains and is a short drive to Medford, Oregon and the California border. Kokopelli River Center is exactly that, a center for paddling adventures and learning. This is also the meeting place for all of our kayak lessons and river rafting trips.
LEARN TO PADDLE A RECREATIONAL KAYAK, SEA KAYAK, OR SIT-ON-TOP KAYAK
Because not everyone is into the thrill of whitewater, we can teach you how to paddle a sea kayak, recreational touring kayak, or a sit-on-top kayak. Kayak touring is the fastest growing form of kayaking today! Learn to paddle on pristine high mountain lakes, calm moving water, access hidden coves, and lazy rivers. We teach two sea kayaking courses: Recreational Kayaking Skills which is geared to the recreational boater who is interested in paddling on lakes for birdwatching, fishing, or just relaxing. Touring Kayak Skills is for those interested in learning open water rescue and basic navigation skills. No experience is required for either of these courses.
I am "rolling in my kayak" thanks to the great instruction by Matt Dopp and supervised river time provided through the Kokopelli sponsored Kayak Paddle Club." Matt and Leslie have been excellent teachers and have assisted me in selecting the appropriate gear to keep me comfortable on my river outings in all conditions.