Here are some of our favorite links. Feel free to Contact Us to suggest additional links you would like to see here.
Clubs and Organizations
Gold Country Paddlers Since its inception in November 1992, this club has been oriented toward whitewater kayaking, canoeing and rafting. The main purpose of the club is to facilitate the networking of paddlers in Northern California for access to and enjoyment of safe and responsible boating.
American Whitewater Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization (Non-profit # 23-7083760) with a mission “to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.”
Northwest Rafters Association is a boating club based in Oregon whose mission is to provide recreational boating opportunities on rivers and promote boating safety and education. They welcome everyone in the Southern Oregon area to join. Rafters, Catarafters, Kayakers, Canoeists and any other whitewater craft.
Pikes Peak River Runners Pikes Peak River Runners is a whitewater club in the Southern Colorado region composed of private boaters. We enjoy rowing and paddling our own boats down western rivers and actively plan and run single and multi-day river trips.
Leave No Trace The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people, worldwide.
Oregon Rafting is for the boatmen, for the thrills, but really just for the rivers. Think of OregonRafting.org as an online campfire where you can stand around, tell river stories, and have a beer with good friends. It’s raining and a tarp is up. You’ve had a great day on the river. Kick back and enjoy. Tomorrow you’ll be back out there on the water.
Jack’s Plastic Welding manufactures dry bags, the incomparable PACO pads, and inflatable boats including Catarafts, Self-Bailing Rafts, Paddle Cats, Inflatable Kayaks, and Stand-up Paddle Boards. They also manufacture several models of frameless catarafts. Go Light Outdoors is an authorized representative for JPW and can get you any of their products, often at a discount.
Whitewater Machine Works Your home for Precision~crafted swiftwater boating equipment and maker of our custom, break-down aluminum cat frames. They also precision craft raft frames and other accessories.
Cataract Oars Their mission is simple: to make the best-performing, most durable and most resilient oars on the planet. For more than two decades, they have accomplished this goal. Go Light Outdoors can provide you with any of their products and have them drop-shipped directly to your address.
Strapworks We get straps and webbing from this small business enterprise in Oregon. They have almost anything dealing with straps, buckles, and other hardware. Whether you need a luggage attachment strap, tie-downs for the cargo on your truck or colorful nylon webbing for a promotional product, we’ve got you covered at Strapworks. We’re committed to providing high-quality products while still making it fun to customize what you order.
Pacific River Supply Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we offer the highest level of expertise available. From explorations in the Arctic Circle in Alaska, to Costa Rica, to Siberia, and just about every major river drainage in North America, our breadth of experience allows us the confidence to help show you the best available equipment in the most adverse conditions.
Kokatat In 1971 Kokatat began making paddle sports apparel and gear in Arcata, CA. Their founder and president, Steve O’Meara, recognized from the start that keeping production local was necessary in order to control quality and continually develop the finest and driest paddling apparel in the world. All Kokatat products are manufactured to our exacting quality standards, developed by paddlers for paddlers over 40 years. The repair service facility inside our Arcata factory is unsurpassed in the industry for customer satisfaction.
SOTAR Manufacturer and supplier of quality boats and river gear. All SOTAR Inflatables are designed and manufactured one at a time. No other Inflatables are made with such personal care and attention. You are a name, not a number; each employee knows your name and stands behind their workmanship. Please mention that you contacted them as a result of our website if you decide to purchase factory direct.
Flows and Snowpack Info
Riverbrain The online guide to the world’s waterways. Riverbrain’s goal is to be the end-all/know-all site about river data for Kayakers, Rafters, Catarafters, Canoeing, Stand-Up-Paddling, and Fishing. Go Light Outdoors has contributed several river/rapid write-ups to Riverbrain.
Dream Flows provides up to date flow and river information for California and elsewhere.
NRCS Snotel Data Your link to snowpack information.
Cool People and Places
Northern Jaguar Project Formed in 2003 by a small group of dedicated conservationists from the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, the Northern Jaguar Project (NJP) is a binational non-profit dedicated to protecting jaguars and their habitat. NJP is revitalizing the northernmost jaguar population by maintaining a protected core reserve and by working with ranchers, schools, and local communities to promote conservation. We are in the process of expanding, managing, and rehabilitating the Northern Jaguar Reserve to attract and safeguard breeding jaguars and the dozens of rare and sensitive species that live within its boundaries.
Indigo Creek Outfitters is a rafting, tour, and adventure vacation company based out of Ashland, Oregon. We specialize in running phenomenal half-day and full-day whitewater rafting trips on Southern Oregon’s beautiful Rogue and Upper Klamath rivers, leading fun and interactive tours of our local breweries and eateries, and building customized multi-day outdoor adventure vacations that everyone enjoys.
Rogue River Journeys is a rafting, hiking, and kayaking outfitter based in Ashland, Oregon. We are proud to be Southern Oregon’s premier rafting company on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River.
Northwest Rafting Company is “An award winning outfitter based in Hood River, Oregon. We offer trips in the Pacific Northwest and a few select international destinations. Our top priority is running phenomenal river trips so that each guest experiences the magic of these natural environments.”
Entre Amigos A cool place to visit while in Copper Canyon, Chihuahua Mexico. Since 1975 Entre Amigos has been the place to stay while making day hikes around Urique or to just relax and absorb the spectacularly beautiful setting. We try to find out what our clients have in mind and do what we can to make that possible.
Mexican Whitewater Where to get your copy of “A Gringo’s Guide to Mexican Whitewater.” This book shares information gathered from over twenty years of adventures and explorations. There are 56 detailed river run descriptions on 37 different rivers along with 24 detailed maps and 32 color photographs.
River Valley Lodge is New Zealand’s Original Adventure Lodge. Accommodation options for different budgets, restaurant & bar. Adventures include Class 5 white water rafting, family rafting, horse back riding, fly fishing and guided walks. Enjoy a spa, sauna and massage after your days activities.