Rowing AND Paddling

Two kayaks and rowing shell on the water

Join us in the love of
human-powered craft

The Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club is the only facility of its kind in the upper Columbia River. For those who live in the Wenatchee area, we are at most a 10-minute drive away. And thanks to the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail, which travels right by our facility, we are within biking distance of the entire metro area.

Just as our name implies, we cater to both rowers and paddlers. Within our club, those who enjoy these amateur sports possess various skill levels. While most of our members row and paddle recreationally for fitness, we do have some who train for and compete in Masters Sweep Rowing. We also have a growing program for juniors.

Rowing Director Dan Garrison will resume Masters Sweep Rowing practice on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Here is the schedule:

Tues. & Thurs: 5:30 to 7:am

Saturdays: 7:00 to 9:am

For more info or if you have questions, contact Coach David Bentsen at

An informal kayaking group paddles every Tuesday morning, year 'round, with start times varying with the season. Kim George will gladly tell you all about it. Email her at

Getting out on the Columbia River provides amazing views of not only the Cascade Mountains and foothills but also of the metropolitan area. Wildlife is frequently spotted on the shorelines, including in the habitat-rich Horan Wildlife Area adjacent to the Columbia's confluence with the Wenatchee River.

For more on rowing and paddling, see the pages under the 'ACTIVITIES' pulldown menu, at top.

To explore the full range of human-powered activities available in the greater Wenatchee area, visit the Wenatchee Outdoors website and contribute to the Outdoor Forum.

Learn to Row - Crew

Long shot of WRPC dock, rowing shell, and chase boat

June 6th, 2015
Cost: FREE

The Wenatchee Master's Crew welcomes you to participate in the 14th-annual National Learn to Row Day, sponsored by USRowing, on the beautiful Columbia River. This fun and informative two-hour introductory class will teach you the basics - equipment, the stroke, rowing commands, and rowing safety.

Pre-registration strongly encouraged. You will be assigned to one of five time slots at 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, or 12:00 noon. Guarantee your spot today!
Contact to sign up.

Cost: FREE

Location: 901 Walla Walla Ave, Wenatchee, WA. Click here to view on Google maps. Join us at the big blue building next to the Linden Tree Area.

Risk/medical release waiver required. Under 18 requires parental consent.

General Information:

Bring with you:

  • Signed waiver/release form
  • If under 18, bring a parent (or parent signature on the waiver/release form)

What to Wear:

  • Regular fitness attire, not too loose - baggy shirts can get caught on the oars.
  • Socks.


  • 13+ (no exceptions)
  • Ability swim and stay afloat unaided in deep water

To find out more about the Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club, explore the rest of our website and visit our Facebook page.

“It's a great art, is rowing. It's the finest art there is. It's a symphony of motion.” - George Pocock



Loading kids in Voyageur canoes

Youth on the Columbia
Spring Program

The popular Youth On The Columbia spring program, offered by your Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club and the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, will begin on Friday, May 1, 2015 and continue through Tuesday, June 9. Depending on the day, canoes will launch either from the dock at Confluence State Park and paddle from the Columbia River through side channels to the Wenatchee River and back, or from the eastern end of Big Bow Pond in Rock Island.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Paddle the bow and stern positions in the 25-foot, 10-person Voyageur canoes
  • Pilot or observe on the outboard-tiller safety boat (Columbia River only)
  • Transport the trailered canoes and safety boat to the water
  • Provide shore support

One hour, one day or multiple days, any time you have to offer is valuable. If you are interested in participating in this rewarding program please contact Kim George, or 509-679-6247, to volunteer for the days that would work best for you. Click here to download the current schedule.

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