2018 Packraft Roundup


APA will be hosting the fifth annual Roundup in June 2018 in Colorado. Stay tuned for more details!

Prepare for the roundup:

  1. Sign up!! by clicking HERE.
  2. Review our Roundup equipment list here. Learn about local resources here.
  3. Before you leave home, please print and sign an American Canoe Association release form for each participant in your party, and bring it with you. Check the box for “ACA Event Membership.” Membership is mandatory and included in the Roundup registration fee. Adult form. Minor form.
  4. If you plan to paddle in Wyoming during the swiftwater rescue courses, or on your own, all watercraft must be inspected for Aquatic Invasive Species. Click here for inspection locations and regulations. Inspection decals are NOT required for inflatable watercraft under 10 feet in length in Wyoming or Idaho, but Wyoming requires a free inspection for watercraft under 10 feet in length. Idaho does not require an inspection for watercraft under 10 feet.
  5. If you intend to float rivers or lakes in Grand Teton National Park before or after the Roundup, purchase your $10 boating permit sticker at the Visitor Center in Moose, Wyoming. This sticker must be affixed to the port stern (left rear) of your packraft and is required for all paddling in Grand Teton National Park. Please familiarize yourself with GTNP boating regulations.
  6. Like, monitor, and post at Teton Packrafting on Facebook to network with other packrafters for carpooling and organizing trips before or after the Roundup. Also, please join the APA Packraft Roundup Facebook page for Roundup updates.
  7. Our Falls Campground group site can accommodate 150 people and 60 vehicles. It has vault toilets and potable water, but no electricity.


Rendezvous River Sports is offering an ACA Level 3 River Safety & Rescue Course during the Roundup on July 8.

1-Day ACA Level 3 River Safety & Rescue Course
Date: July 8
Cost: $150
Register in advance by calling Rendezvous River Sports directly at 307-733-2471.

Swiftwater Safety Institute is offering one- and three-day Swiftwater Rescue Training courses immediately prior to the Roundup. Participants will need to arrange their own accommodations in Jackson Hole during the course. Do this soon, as campgrounds and hotels fill quickly during Independence Day holiday. **SSI’s courses are full. Contact Swiftwater Safety Institute to get on their waiting list.**

1-day Packraft-Specific Swiftwater Rescue “Crash Course”
Date: July 5
Cost: $85
Register HERE.

3-day Packraft-Specific Swiftwater Rescue Training
Dates: July 3-5
Cost: $300
Register HERE.

Contact Us

American Packrafting Association

PO Box 13
Wilson, WY 83014

+1 907-947-6437