Travel The Best American Rivers for Canoeing  

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This is a ranked list of the best US rivers for canoeing as voted on by men and women. These rivers include some beautiful yet adventurous bodies of water in America, such as St. Croix, Colorado river, and Big Piney River are some of the top rivers for canoeing in the US. All rivers fit a different class of white water which denotes how dangerous the river can be. The higher the class, the more dangerous the river is.  Class 4 and up rapids should be sought with caution and experience, rather than by novice canoers. This list answers the question, “what are the best US rivers for canoeing?” The best rivers for tourists and adventure-seekers to visit and have an exciting time canoeing.Those seeking extensive thrills on a class 4 or 5 river, or first-time rafters alike can utilize the list to help them find the best US river for their rafting experience. These ranked rivers in every part of the country and provide and accessible canoeing experience no matter where you live. As traveler looking for the US’ best canoeing you might ask yourself, “Where are the US best rivers for canoeing?”. Well here we have compiled a list of the very rivers for canoeing.

list ordered by

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15 5
Buffalo National River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing

2
9 4
St. Croix River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Wisconsin, Minnesota

3
8 3
Current River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Current River Missouri , Arkansas

4
9 6
Missouri River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota

5
6 3
Allagash River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing

6
4 1
Colorado River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Colorado, Utah, Arizona

7
6 4
Wisconsin River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Wisconsin

8
3 1
Root River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Minnesota

9
3 1
Crow Wing River is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Crow Wing River Minnesota

10
7 6
Green River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Wyoming, Colorado, Utah

11
4 3
Wolf River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Wolf River Wisconsin

12
4 3
Crystal River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Crystal River Colorado

13
4 3
St. Regis River is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
New York

14
4 3
Kenai River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Alaska

15
3 2
Upper Iowa River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Minnesota , Iowa

16
3 2
Bois Brule River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Bois Brule River Wisconsin

17
3 2
Sabine River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Texas, Louisiana

18
2 1
Cannon River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Cannon River Minnesota

19
2 1
Zumbro River is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Zumbro River Minnesota

20
2 1
Pigeon River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Minnesota

21
3 3
Flambeau River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Flambeau River Alaska

22
3 3
Owyhee River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Idaho , Oregon , Nevada

23
3 3
Kinnickinnic River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Kinnickinnic River Wisconsin

24
2 2
Chattooga River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
South Carolina , North Carolina

25
2 2
Nantahala River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
North Carolina

26
33 38
Kickapoo River is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Kickapoo River Wisconsin

27
1 2
Red River is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Red River Kentucky

28
1 2
Dolores River is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Utah, Colorado

29
1 2
Lake Massabesic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
aidansb2030 added Lake Massabesic

30
1 2
Merced River is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
California

31
1 2
Lake Massabesic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
aidansb2030 added Lake Massabesic

32
2 4
Kennebec River is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Waterville , Maine , Augusta

33
1 3
Bourbeuse River is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Bourbeuse River Missouri

34
1 3
Big Piney River is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Big Piney River Missouri

35
1 3
Penobscot River is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing

36
0 3
American River is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
California

37
0 3
Suwannee River is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Florida

38
0 3
Stanislaus River is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
California

39
0 3
Kaweah River is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best American Rivers for Canoeing
Kaweah River California