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.

 

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 six rowing shells and have access to two more.

 

PORPA 2021 activity plans

PORPA plans are in place to start activities following our COVID protocol and USRowing guidelines as soon as water flow is considered safe at the Mudhole. On a case by case basis we will consider launching boats on other bodies of water earlier.

We now have 7 singles and 2 doubles available in our fleet (see PORPA FLEET for details). Our large boats might have a chance to be launched at some time in 2021, USRowing guidelines and local conditions and regulations permitting.

Ladies' night will continue this season every Wednesday once the Mudhole is open.

 

2021 Priest River Sprints

Together with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, PORPA is gearing up for August 21st and the first Priest River Sprints to be held at the Mudhole. It will be a day of fun for anybody wanting to race with rowing singles, kayaks, canoes, SUPs or rafts. The organizing committee is talking to the Kalispell tribe leaders to have a demonstration of their long boats.

 

 

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Latest News

2021 membership fees now available @ www.porpa.org

PORPA Membership fees can now be paid on-line at www.porpa.org Just click on the Membership Dues picture of the slideshow or click on the...

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Board of Directors meeting minutes uploaded

The minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of PORPA has been uploaded to the PORPA.ORG website. to view or download you...

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2020 Warren Foersch award presented

The 2020 Warren Foersch award was presented during our New Year’s zoom toast meeting. The plaque and individual trophy was given to the persons...

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ZOOM toast the New Year with PORPA

Join us to toast 2021 in a PORPA Zoom meeting this Tuesday January 5th at 7:00 pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7787568217?pwd=T21EbFVzeWo5cGxkaSs3MERvc1lTdz09 Meeting ID: 778...

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PORPA Press Release

Thanks to Sheila for writing this press release which made it to several local newspapers. 2020 posed many challenges for rowing clubs everywhere. Using...

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Phone & Fax
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Priest River Park
Priest River, ID 83856
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Phone & Fax
Address
PO Box 842
Priest River, ID 83856
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