Additional Resources for Paddlers

(Disclaimer: The following information is for reference only.  It is not a comprehensive listing.
By providing this list, CTDEEP does not recommend one organization/outfitter over another.)
Boating Safety and/or Navigation Courses
Books for Paddlers
  • Johnson, Shelley. The Complete Sea Kayaker’s Handbook. Camden, ME: Ragged Mountain Press, 2002.
  • Hutchinson, Derek C. The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking. 4th ed. Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1994.
  • Schumann, Roger, and Jan Shriner. Sea Kayak Rescue: The Definitive Guide to Modern Reentry and Recovery Techniques. Guilford, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 2001.
  • First Roll: Eskimo Roll for Sea Kayakers. Teach Yourself the Eskimo Roll. Feathered and Non-Feathered Paddles and Greenland Style. Outer Island Kayak, Branford, CT (video by Jay Babina)
  • The Kayak Roll. Learn, Tune, Teach, the Kayak Roll! Durango, CO: Performance Video and Instruction, Inc. 2002 (video by Kent Ford)
  • Gullion, Laurie. Canoeing. Outdoor Pursuits Series, Human Kinetics,1994.
  • The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Boater’s Guide
  • Farmington River Watershed Association, Inc. The Farmington River Guide.1970. Rev.1999.
  • Jacobs, Robert P., and Eileen B. O’Donnell. A Fisheries Guide to Lakes and Ponds of Connecticut including the Connecticut River and its Coves. DEP Bulletin 35. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, 2002.
  • Burch, David. Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation. 3rd ed. Guilford, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 1999.
Paddling Clubs/Organizations
Content last updated December 2019