About Us

The Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association exists to promote safe and responsible rowing in the Pend Oreille River valley of Idaho and Washington. We are located in Priest River Idaho and currently row from the Priest River Recreation Area “The Mudhole” in Priest River, Idaho.

The Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association (PORPA) acknowledges that we are in the homelands of the Kalispel people. Today, we offer our respect for their history and culture, and for their wisdom in caring for this place for the generations to come.”

Our Mission

PORPA is a non-profit organization that exists to promote safe and responsible rowing in the Pend Oreille River valley of Idaho and Washington. We base our operations at The Mudhole Campground in Priest River. We have a fleet of eight singles, 3 doubles, a four, and two eights. 

Priest River Sprints- 2022

The Priest River Sprints (PRS) has been sheduled for August 13, 2022 at the Priest River Recreation Area (aka Mudhole). It will be a day of fun for anybody wanting to race with rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, SUPs or rafts. We plan to hold both sprints at shorter distances and a longer course up the Priest River for larger rowing shells and paddlers desiring a longer race.

We hope our sponsors will be generous again in 2022 so we can offer free registration for all youth participants.

 
PORPA 2021 activity summary

PORPA had another very active season in 2021. to view the detailed summary download the October 16th Board Meeting minutes. Together with the US Army Corps of Engineers we finalized the project of a non-motorized launch area at the "Mudhole". We had introduction to rowing sessions, flip tests on singles and PFD deployment drills.

On our web based registration system we had 173 singles registrations, 19 doubles and used our Yam Pah Pa four times and the Arthur Ericsson once.

With the addition of a Little River Marine Sea Shell double donation and yet another single donation we now have 8 singles and 3 doubles available in our fleet.

We are actively seeking funds ($4000) to acquire oars and riggers to be able to row our four as a Quad for expanded junior rowing.

Overall a very succesful season. A detailed summary of activities is documented in the October 16 Board Meeting minutes posted on this site or via email to [email protected] porpa.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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Latest News

PORPA Sprints in the news

After a very succesfull PORPA Sprints, the event was in the local newspaper. Here is the link to the Newport Miner article. /idporpa/UserFiles/File/the-miner-7a_095082.pdf

By Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

US Army Corps of Engineers dedicates non-motorized boat launch area at the Priest River Recreation Area

Years of working cooperativley with the US Army Corps of Engineers has paid off! On Saturday 23 July 2022, PORPA and Corps staff cut...

By Gayne Sears

Rowing 2022 Is in Full Swing!

After a wet spring with high and fast run-off, PORPA has taken to the water and the backyard deck for plenty of great outings....

By Gayne Sears

PORPA presentation at Oldtown/Newport Rotary Club

On Wednesday June 22nd we had the opportunity to present the history and activities of PORPA and the Priest River Sprints to the Rotary...

By Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

PORPA 2022 Annual Members Assembly and Maintenance Day

We had two excellent maintenance days over the weekend, weather permitting. On Sunday after working hard we had the Membership Annual Assembly followed by...

By Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association
Phone & Fax
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Priest River Park
Priest River, ID 83856
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Phone & Fax
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PO Box 842
Priest River, ID 83856
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