THE VILLAGES CANOE
AND KAYAK CLUB

A paddling club for residents of
The Villages, Florida

ABOUT US:

We are a club of canoe and kayak paddlers for residents of The Villages. Read our by-laws and Member Guide. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center at 2:15. Meetings are not held in June, July, and August.  Club paddle outings occur each month throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining our club and you are not sure of your paddling skills, we strongly encourage you to take an introductory kayaking class. Aardvark and Discovery Kayak Tours offer kayaking training courses.    

Our year runs from May 1 through April 30; dues are $15 annually.


LOGGING IN:
You must log in to participate in the website or join a trip. You must be a member of the club to have an active User Name and password. Just click on the 'Login' button to the left.  Your user ID is your first name and first initial of your last name plus your Village ID—no spaces and no capitals.  For example, if you were John Doe, with Village ID of 123456, your login would be "johnd123456."  You can change your password on your profile page.  If you don't know (or have forgotten) your password, you can retrieve it via the "Forgot your password?" link on the Login page.   If you cannot log in, send an email to membership@vckc.net

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:   Please log in and go to your profile and confirm that your email address and other information is current.  If it is not, you will not receive club notices.


 The Villages Canoe and Kayak Club News More News 

Lower Econlockhatchee River - Sun Dec 16, 2018

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The winding Econlockhatchee River (Econ), a tributary of the St. John’s River and one of the last unspoiled rivers in Central Florida passes through the Little Big Econ State Forest. Shuttle required.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Ocklawaha River - Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Sunday, December 02, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure travels to the nearby Ocklawaha River, a beautiful river spring fed by the Silver River.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

VCKC Holiday Party - Fri, Dec 21, 2018

Saturday, December 01, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure travels to the wilds of The Villages, Florida to celebrate another great paddling year. We will navigate the maze of food and beverage trays and share our paddling adventures with fellow club members. No shuttle required.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Ocklawaha River - Jan 5, 2019

Friday, November 30, 2018

Paddle the Ocklawaha River, the principal tributary of the St. John's River. This section downriver from Rodman Dam was untouched by the Cross Florida Barge Canal consisting of multiple naturally meandering channels. This paddle involves a shuttle.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Withlacoochee River - Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Thursday, November 29, 2018

This paddle starts at the Marsh Bend Park and ends at Rutland Park on Rt. 44. This is an easy 6 mile paddle.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Lake Sumter 11:30 AM Jan 29, 2019

Friday, October 26, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure visits Florida's Friendliest Hometown...The Villages! We will take our boats out on Lake Sumter for a guided lake tour with a naturalist. This will be an out and back journey with no shuttle.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Chassahowitzka River - Wed, Jan 23, 2019

Friday, October 26, 2018

This VCKC Aardvark Guided Tour paddling adventure travels to the Florida west coast to the Chassahowitzka('chazz-uh-wits-kuh') or Chazz River backwaters. The “Chazz” is another spring fed river offering interesting side channels to explore.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Lake Sumter 10 AM Jan 29, 2019

Thursday, October 25, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure visits Florida's Friendliest Hometown...The Villages! We will take our boats out on Lake Sumter for a guided lake tour with a naturalist. This will be an out and back journey with no shuttle.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd