Paddle the Merced River 


Paddle the beautiful Lower Merced River.  The scenic Merced River offers you and your family and friends an opportunity to relax and escape and enjoy a the great outdoors.  During paddling, season river currents are gentle enough for beginners. 


Our certified instructors will turn an ordinary outing into an educational and exciting adventure.  We are a great choice for schools, churches, youth, community and scout groups. 


Instructional Programs


Learn how to paddle by taking an instructional class!  The Stewardship Program will be offering basic kayaking and standup paddling classes this year at Henderson Park.  You will learn water safety, strokes, rescues and participate in games and races.  Kayak classes are designed to prepare you to take a river trip.


We arrange special classes for groups and private classes for individuals.  Contact us to plan a class.




River Tours


Use your kayaking skills to take a river trip this year!  The Stewardship Program will be offering trips on the Merced River this summer from Shaffer Bridge to McConnell Park.  The earth is 3/4 water so don't limit yourself to just 1/4 of the fun.  Join us for an exciting and challenging river trip! 


We arrange special trips for groups and private trips for individuals.  Contact us to plan trips.





Paddle with the Salmon


Paddle with the Salmon this year on the Merced River!  The Stewardship Program will sponsor a series of expeditions that will allow you to experience one of nature's miracles, the return of the salmon.  We will be paddling a 3 mile stretch of the Merced River from Shaffer Bridge to Cressy Bridge.  Interpretation will be provided throughout the trip so you will learn a whole lot about salmon and the unique riparian ecosystem that supports them.


No paddling experience?  No problem! We will be using stable canoes, single and tandem sit on top kayaks.  We also provide instruction before your trip.  Certified guides will accompany you on your trip.




Welcome to the EMRCD!
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The EMRCD is a not-for-profit, special district 170(c)(1), that solely operates on donations, grants, contracts and special fundraising events. It is governed by a Board of Directors, and quality staff, to ensure all community-based efforts help Merced County.


In accordance with California SB 272, the EMRCD provides a list of “enterprise” systems that are used across multiple departments or that contain information collected about the public and are systems that serve as original sources of data within an agency. The enterprise catalog can be viewed by clicking here.

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Address: 2926 G. Street Merced, CA 95340