The United States Canoe Association is a nationwide community of canoe and kayak racers who race hard, train hard, and know how to have fun. The USCA is dedicated to this lifetime sport and wants to help you meet your paddling goals. Join us today!

We believe it is our role to provide the general public with FUN paddlesport opportunities. Make paddling education and instruction accessible.  We want to Improve access to all paddling venues and expand paddlesport to people of all abilities and to the underserved.

The USCA wants to promote paddlesports competition at the local, regional and national levels by creating strategic alliances with clubs and other organizations that represent the outdoor experience in order to expand awareness and knowledge of paddlesport.  We strive to communicate the benefits of canoeing, kayaking, rafting and stand up paddleboarding as healthy lifetime recreation activities.

The heart of the USCA is the people who paddle, cherish and protect the rivers, lakes, streams, bays and oceans of the United States and beyond.

USCA News –

  • January 16, 2023

    2023 USCA Aluminum Canoe Nationals

    On May 13th the USCA Stock Aluminum Nationals will be held in Jeanerette, LA, in conjunction with the 7th Annual Chitimacha Race hosted by the Tour du Teche Organization. The ten-mile deep water course will start from Jeanerette City Park to the Chitimacha Boat Dock. For more details, please visit the event webpage https://tourduteche.com/races/chitimacha/ or contact the race director, Tave Lamperez.

  • November 18, 2022

    2023 USCA Marathon Nationals
    Mark your calendar for August 10-13, 2023, for USCA Marathon Nationals in Lock Haven, PA. More information to be uploaded soon.