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Welcome to Lake Purdy Rowing Association

COVID Update - Spring 2021

LPRA currently allows limited activity based on USRowing guidance.  
Please note that USRowing says vaccinated individuals 
ARE NOT exempt from these guidelines
-   Maintain 6 feet from all other people at all times
-   Wear your mask at all times except on the water
-   Limit rowing to SINGLE SCULLS except for members in the same “quarantine bubble”, and those who are fully vaccinated

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 individuals 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 rowers, and sponsors Samford University Crew.

LPRA's mission is to nurture a passion for both rowing and sculling  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.

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 2019 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!