Dallas Downriver Club




Welcome to the Dallas Downriver Club

If you'd like to make new friends who share your love of paddling, or want to learn a new river sport, then join us. Beginner or expert, single or family, young or just young at heart, if you're looking for wild whitewater exhilaration or quiet flat water floats, we look forward to paddling with you!  Dallas, Texas is certainly no Mecca of river sports, but some folks who insist on living here do manage to find time and places to paddle anyway. If not the nearby flat water streams of East and North Texas, then a 3-5 hour drive to Arkansas, Oklahoma or the Hill Country will usually do the trick. There's Saturday morning "Urban Paddles", weekend or multi - day base camping and river camping trips, fishing expeditions, summertime Moonlight Floats, the Trinity River Challenge, Caddoween and much more. There are occasionally even expedition trips to  The Boundary Waters, Big Bend, New Mexico, Colorado...all over the country.  



The Trinity River Paddle Trail has been officially recognized as a National Recreation Trail

Check out the official press release



Trinity River Paddle Trail Video


Upcoming Trips & Events

Mark your calendars for the following upcoming trips. More coming soon. 


May 4, 2023

May Meeting and Paddle at White Rock Lake


May 17-21, 2023

Buffalo National River


June 23-25, 2023

Eleven Point River near Alton, Mo


June 29, 2023

June Meeting and Paddle at White Rock Lake


August 11-13, 2023

Austin Bats & Colorado River


September 9, 2023

Trinity River Watermelon Cleanup


September 16, 2023

Trinity River Challenge XXI


October 19-22, 2023



November 24-26, 2023

Thanksgiving Weekend at Galveston Island S.P.








For more information about DDRC, or any questions about
membership or paddling in general, please contact us.

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Last updated
January 7, 2023