Join APA

Welcome to the American Packrafting Association! We are grateful to have you join our efforts to promote packrafting as a safe and exciting way to enjoy and protect America’s wild rivers and wild places. We welcome your input on the issues affecting packrafting and packrafters. International members are welcome. Please contact us if there is something you would like say, share, or ask.

Membership is free as we grow our organization. We operate on the generous donations from people like you, proceeds from the Packraft Roundup, and selfless volunteer efforts from our Board, Executive Council, and members. Your optional tax-deductible contribution will help our organization be most effective…please donate.

Benefits of APA membership:


Our Packrafter 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!

We promise to respect your privacy. We will never distribute your contact information. Please spread the word about the APA and encourage your friends to join us.

American Packrafting Association is registered with the State of Wyoming as an unincorporated non-profit association. Wyoming is one of seven states with laws protecting the members and directors of unincorporated non-profit organizations from liability. Click here for WY State statutes on UNAs.

Welcome aboard!
Joseph Bell, President

    Contact Us

    American Packrafting Association

    PO Box 13
    Wilson, WY 83014