We are so happy you are interested in becoming a member of the HCC
Membership will give you access to a group of paddlers with extensive knowledge of local waterways including lakes, scenic paddles, and whitewater. The collective experience in the club is amazing; from Lakes to Class V, we can show you everything Alabama and the Southeast in general has to offer for paddling. If you are a beginner, we can get you started quickly and safely and help you choose appropriate equipment--this alone can save new paddlers hundreds of dollars and help you avoid the frustration of gear that doesn’t suit your needs or paddling style. If you already own equipment and aren’t sure where to paddle or are looking to make the jump from flatwater into whitewater, we have posted trips almost every weekend that you can join on that suit a variety of skill levels.
The club organizes several large trips throughout the year. These occur generally on a monthly basis and include a Cajun Boil weekend, Spring Fling at the Nantahala, a Hiwassee for Beginners trip in the summer, Ocoee weekends throughout the summer, Nantahala in September, Gauley in October, Fall Colors, Chili Cookoff, and a Christmas party. There are more spontaneous whitewater trips than you can count, plus plenty of flatwater trips including the Wednesday evening paddle trips on Wheeler that went from April to October last year! COVID might have put a damper on some of our trips in 2020, but we plan to get back to camping and paddling safely this year.
With membership, you see all our trips and events on our Members Facebook Event Calendar and get Invites and Reminders for each.
Those are just a few reasons to consider joining us this coming year. The cost is small and the benefits are significant. This is a great time to join the HCC! See you on the river!
We are a member-run (volunteer) club. This means there are many ways for you to get involved, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our club and help to strengthen our operations.
Please fill out the HCC Membership Form once you complete your payment.
We look forward to having you join us here at HCC. If you have any questions, please reach out by using the 'Contact Us' button below. Once you have joined us, please visit our Facebook page by selecting the 'Facebook Members' button below and requesting access.