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Welcome to the APA!

Please join us in our efforts to promote packrafting as a safe and exciting way to enjoy and protect America’s wild rivers and wild places. Our code of ethics:

  • Pack it in, raft it out
  • Access is not a handout
  • Caring deeply for wild places, we
  • Keep an eye on our traces
  • Respect others and the land
  • Adventure is our brand
  • Float safely and responsibly
  • Tread lightly as far as you can!

Video Introduction to APA


The American Packrafting Association is an international association of paddlers dedicated to the conservation of wild rivers and wild places, promotion of packrafter safety and education, and preservation of packrafting opportunities on wild rivers and in wild places.


The American Packrafting Association helps people experience safe, adventurous, and low-impact packrafting trips as a means to enhance our existence, freedom, and connection to the natural world.

Contact Us

American Packrafting Association

PO Box 13
Wilson, WY 83014