America Outdoors Association
America Outdoors Association ® is a national trade association (501)(c)(6), representing the interests of over 550 professional companies that provide a wide range of outdoor recreation services and outdoor equipment to more than two million Americans each year. Our members operate in 43 states and 50 foreign countries. Member companies offer whitewater raft trips, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding and horsepacking, camping, hiking, fishing trips, bike tours, dude ranches, and a variety of other outdoor recreation services. America Outdoors Association ® was established in 1990 with the merger of the Western River Guides Association and the Eastern Professional River Outfitters Association.
The America Outdoors Association ® mission is growing, protecting and supporting America's outfitting businesses. We represent the outfitting industry and the public that the industry serves in policy-making to maintain access to recreation resources while pursuing a goal of responsible shared-use of our precious natural heritage. America Outdoors Association ® does not certify the qualifications of its members. Most are regulated by federal or state agencies in the areas where they operate.