The Nelson Area Paddlers
The Nelson Downriver
Canoe and Kayak Race


The Nelson Downriver Race is intended for anyone interested in canoe or kayak racing - from novices to national champions. Our goal is to promote recreation, conservation and sportsmanship through paddling rivers and lakes in and around Nelson County, Virginia.               The Nelson Area Paddlers

Photographs courtesy of Vernon Powell River Photos Unlimited

Nancy Welker and Jessica Ober register paddlers before the 2000 race on the Rockfish

Off to The Races

Paddlers in Action Apres Race Vernon's Galleria

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