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Welcome to Lake Purdy Rowing Association

COVID Update

LPRA currently allows limited activity based on USRowing guidelines. These rules are intended to reduce possible transmission of COVID-19 through respiratory signature - the footprint we leave in the air every time we expel air from our lungs through our nose and/or mouth. 
LPRA’s current COVID policy limits rowing to SINGLE SCULLS except for members in the same “quarantine bubble”, such as family members.   
Take the following Items to the lake:  
      1.  Mask
      2.  Disinfectant (such as a spray bottle with water and 2 caps of Clorox)
      3.  Writing Pen
-   Maintain 6 feet from all other people at all times
-   Wear your mask at all times except on the water
-   Use your own pen to sign in and out
-   The Log Book will be on a table outside the bait shop 
-   Disinfect oar handles and oarlocks before and after rowing 
 -  No more than 8 people are allowed in the bait shop at one time 

Thank you!

LPRA Board of Directors

Due to COVID concerns LPRA currently has no classes scheduled.
Sign up here to be notified as soon we are able to offer training! 

Lake Purdy Rowing Association

LPRA is a member of USRowing and a member-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation formed in 2013 to facilitate and promote the sport of rowing in the Greater Birmingham area. 

LPRA has no staff and is operated by its elected board and member volunteers. Membership is open to all adults and youth age 12 and up who pass LPRA’s rowing proficiency test and satisfy all application requirements.  

LPRA offers adult Learn-to-Row classes each summer, conducts year-round programs for member recreational and competitive masters and juniors, and sponsors Samford University Crew.

LPRA's mission is to nurture a passion for both rowing and sculling in people of all ages,  focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and commitment to being good environmental stewards of the Lake Purdy Reservoir.

Members: Reserve Boats!

Please reserve club boats before heading to the lake! Use this link.

Head of the Hooch: LPRA MEN PLACE FIRST!

Men’s Masters 4X
under 50
.  Craig Richardson
.  Will Smith
.  Sam Haskell
.  Kevin Patton
Will and Sam also won 3rd place in Mens Doubles in their age category.

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CONTACT US Lake Purdy Rowing Association

CONTACT US Lake Purdy Rowing Association

3780 Boat Launch Road, Birmingham AL 35242

Phone: 205/948-8716

A stunning sunset over Lake Purdy, January 2019

The June Learn-to-Row Class - having a blast!

Support LPRA with Planet Fundraiser


Want to help LPRA by doing the fun things you already do every day? Join Planet Fundraiser today, and make Lake Purdy Rowing Association your cause!

Here is just how easy it is to support us on Planet Fundraiser:
1. Download the FREE mobile application from the Apple App Store ( or Google Play Store (
2. Signup and shop at participating merchants.
3. Using the App, send in a picture of your receipt  
4. LPRA  receives a portion of your expenditure!

Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit LPRA!

Simply select “Lake Purdy Rowing Association” as your charity, then just remember to alway shop at and 0.5% of the price of all your eligible purchases will be donated to LPRA!