Our Mission


We paddle the waterways of Southern Indiana for fitness and fun, while educating about water safety and conservation.


Our Mission

We paddle the waterways of Southern Indiana for fitness and fun, while educating about water safety and conservation.

Create A Float Plan
Map Your Trip
Check Your Levels
River Trail
Safety Tips


$15.00 each (sizes: S – 3XL)
UPF shirts protect you from the sun’s UV rays while you’re on your boat or mowing the lawn!

Paddle Perry Hoodie

$34 + taxes, shipping available


$10.00 each / 5 L bags
$5.00 each / 2.5 L bags (sold out)
Store your cell-phone in a safe place and
still have access to it while you’re on the water!

Keep Nature Wild

We partner with ‘Keep Nature Wild’ to provide you with ways you can make a difference on and off the water in Southern Indiana. As Wild Keepers, we go out to local parks, lakes, creeks and rivers to collect mainly single use plastics and submit how many pounds of trash we collected together. For the month of April 2021 we are participating in #wildearthday50 by providing free goodie bags with everything you need to get started collecting, donated by 2nd CASTS Outfitters. Pick yours up at Joe & Linda’s Radio Sales (aka, Radio Shack) located at 3270 E ST RD 66 in Cannelton, IN. Share pictures of what you’ve collected with #impactday to our Facebook group page.



Paddle Perry will be hosting another year of The Ohio River Sweep on Sunday, August 15, 2021.
We will be launching from Tell City boat ramp at 2 p.m. CST and paddling to the Troy boat ramp by 5 p.m. CST. picking up as much litter as we can along the way.
We will provide bags, gloves, reach and grab sticks, and sanitation. You just bring you, your friends and your friend’s friends!
As always, if you need to borrow one of our loaner boats just give us a holler!
Afterwards we can all grab a bite and a snack from the Barge Inn!
Paddle Perry will provide a shuttle for your boats to get back to your vehicles.
Please park along Washington Street or 7th Street if you have a trailer.

Dusk Drifts


Wind down on the water with us as we watch the sunset and the moonrise over the rolling hills of the Hoosier National Forest this summer.

4/25 @ Saddle Lake
Moonrise is at 5:59 p.m. CST
Sunset is at 7:32 p.m. CST
Paddle Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CST

5/23 @ Deer Creek
Moonrise is at 4:47 p.m. CST
Sunset is at 7:57 p.m. CST
Paddle Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CST

6/26 @ Rainbow Lake
Moonrise is at 10:27 p.m. CST
Sunset is at 8:13 p.m. CST
Paddle Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CST

7/24 @ Millstone Creek
Moonrise is at 9:01 p.m. CST
Sunset is at 8:02 p.m. CST
Paddle Time: 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. CST

8/22 @ Rainbow Lake
Moonrise is at 8:07 p.m. CST
Sunset is at 7:30 p.m. CST
Paddle Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CST

9/19 @ Saddle Lake
Moonrise is at 6:37 p.m. CST
Sunset is at 6:48 p.m. CST
Paddle Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CST

If you would like to borrow one of Paddle Perry’s loaner boats please email info@paddleperry.com to make arrangements.

SUPyoga & SUPfitness Classes

All skill levels welcome. Classes are based for beginners with opportunity to advance.
Thanks to our sponsor, EverBody’s Fun & Fitness Center for another summer series of SUP at Rainbow Lake in beautiful Derby, IN.
Click on a date to purchase your tickets!

SUPyoga: May 1

SUPyoga: June 5

SUPyoga: July 31

SUPyoga: August 14

SUPfitness: May 15

SUPfitness: June 19

SUPfitness: July 17

SUPfitness: August 28


Info • Stories • Tips

We are now a Paddle America Club (PAC), part of the ACA (American Canoe Association), and in order to offer liability insurance for our paddlers during scheduled events all attendees MUST sign the waiver. Specific event waiver links will be provided under each Facebook event link or can be signed in person at any of our events.

Paddle Perry is fortunate to have been the recipient of a 2020 Perry County Community Foundation, Community Good Grant allowing us to purchase 2 regular kayaks and 2 river kayaks to expand our fleet of boats available for member use at Paddle Perry events. A trailer was recently donated for the hauling of our fleet. We were able to purchase 24 life jackets to create a Life Jacket Loaner program in Derby, IN that we will be introducing this June thanks to the help of local Eagle Scout, JR Hess! Additional equipment acquired includes headlamps, first aid kits, flags and more.

Paddle Perry is honored to have been the recipient of a 2020 Southern Indiana Power Round Up grant allowing us to purchase 6 marine radios for our river paddles, marine whistles and other safety equipment. We are well on our way to providing safety classes in the near future thanks to the support of our community! 

Your safety is what is most important to us. If you’re joining us for an event, wearing a US Coast Guard approved PFD that is in good and serviceable condition as well as  the right size for you and signing our waiver is required prior to launch. Additionally, it is your responsibility to provide your own safety precaution materials associated with COVID-19.

Non-discrimination policy: Paddle Perry, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, provision of services, and events. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, clients, sponsors, and members.

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