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The Best American Rivers for Kayaking  

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List Rules Upvote the river you'd want to go kayaking down

This is a ranked list of the US rivers for kayaking as voted on by men and women. These rivers include some beautiful yet adventurous bodies of water in America, such as Clackamas River,Yellowstone River, and Kenai River are some of the top rivers for kayaking 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 kayakers. This list answers the question, “what are the best US rivers for kayaking?” The best rivers for tourists and adventure-seekers to visit and have an exciting time kayaking.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 kayaking experience no matter where you live. As traveler looking for the US’ best kayaking you might ask yourself, “Where are the US best rivers for kayaking?”. Well here we have compiled a list of the very rivers for kayaking.
list ordered by
1
Chattooga River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
South Carolina , North Carolina
2
Colorado River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Colorado, Utah, Arizona
3
American River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
California
4
Clackamas River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Clackamas River Oregon
5
Yellowstone River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Wyoming, Montana
6
Upper Iowa River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Minnesota , Iowa
7
Arkansas River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Arkansas
8
Toccoa/Ocoee River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Tennessee
9
Green River is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Wyoming, Colorado, Utah
10
St. Croix River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Wisconsin, Minnesota
11
Namekagon River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Namekagon River Wisconsin
12
Missouri River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota
13
Maine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Maine River Maine
14
Sabine River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Texas, Louisiana
15
Peshtigo River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Peshtigo River Wisconsin
16
St. Regis River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
New York
17
Kings River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
California
18
Merced River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
California
19
Skykomish River is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Skykomish River Washington
20
Kenai River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Alaska
21
San Joaquin River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
San Joaquin River California
22
Penobscot River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
23
White Salmon River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Washington
24
Skagit River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Washington
25
Salt River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Arizona