WBPC Segment Paddles

The West Branch Paddle Club, or WBPC, is a program that invites paddlers of varying abilities and interests to explore the Susquehanna River Water Trail - West Branch. In all 288 miles, the trail is split into four individual sections based on mileage and available river access sites:

You may paddle one or more of the sections to be recognized as a Segment Paddler of the WBPC. Segment Paddlers will receive a commemorative token with the completion of each section, as well as a final specialty memento with the completion of all 228 miles of the Water Trail. 

Anyone working towards a segment must first Become a Member before receiving their status and rewards as a Segment Paddler. Once a segment has been acheived you may report your segment here, or click the "Become a Segment Paddler" button below. Upon successful review, you will be recognized for your accomplishment as a Segment Paddler on our website, in our newsletter, and will be awarded a pin for your completed segment. 

How to Become a Segment Paddler: STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

  1. Become a Member of the West Branch Paddle Club.
  2. Paddle a Segment. (NOTE: Extensive planning is required for each segment. You may explore information about each segment by clicking the links outlined above. SGP is also happy to provide assistance during the planning process by answering questions and providing resources.)
  3. Report your Segment to SGP here.
  4. SGP will review your reported journey.
  5. Upon successful review, you will be recognized for your accomplishment as a Segment Paddler on our website, in our newsletter, and will be awarded a pin for your completed segment. 

 

See achievers of Segment Paddles here

 

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DISCLAIMER:

The West Branch Paddle Club (WBPC) and, by extension, the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) encourages paddling on the West Branch and will provide resources and recommendations as requested, but takes no responsibility for participants as they journey out on the river. All participants take the responsibility for making their own decisions including, but not limited to, whether to participate on any particular water body or segment, what equipment they use, the routes they may choose to paddle, whether their skill levels and abilities are appropriate for the activity or whether climate and water conditions are appropriate for their participation. In applying for membership to the WBPC, they acknowledge that paddling, like many sports, has inherent dangers which can be minimized through education and experience, but cannot be totally eliminated. They hereby, for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators waive any and all rights and claims for damage they may have against the WBPC, its officers, and representatives for injuries suffered by them in pursuit of WBPC activities.

Visit our Paddling Safety Resources page to learn more about how you can plan ahead for safety on your journey.