The United States Canoe Association offers its members a broad schedule of regional and national canoe cruises, canoe safety and paddling clinics, and local and national level marathon canoe competitions. Canoe races are usually sanctioned in more than 200 cities in the United States each year. The Association also provides the medium for involvement in an active river conservation program, and members may take advantage of a wide range of publications available for the Association’s library. In addition, a triathlon program has been implemented that offers canoeing, biking, and running national championships.

The United States Canoe Association is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational organization, as listed under the IRS 501 ( c ) 3 ruling.