TThe Central Pennsylvania Rowing Association (CPRA) was formed in 1989 by a loosely-connected group of people who shared an interest in rowing or a curiosity about rowing and a love of the river. Since then, CPRA has evolved, and in 2004, it received federal tax-exempt status as a 501(c) 3 charitable and educational organization, whose mission is to educate and provide opportunities for the youth and general public to enjoy the health benefits of rowing recreationally, as well as competitively. The club rows on the beautiful Susquehanna River. We offer a Learn To Row program each summer, and some members of the club have competed successfully at various regattas in and around Pennsylvania.
CPRA moved to Shikellamy State Park island for the 2016 season. In October 2016 our boathouse was constructed, so for the 2017 rowing season we were able to move into our very own boathouse!
For many years, CPRA shared a space with Susquehanna and Bucknell crews. After many, many hours of planning and paperwork, CPRA's very own boat house was completed in October 2016!
CPRA has a 64 foot Accudock with a 37 foot ramp.
CPRA is now located on Shikellamy State Park on Packers Island between Sunbury and Northumberland.