Travel The Best American Rivers for Kayaking  

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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.
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7 3
Chattooga River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
South Carolina , North Carolina
2
5 2
Colorado River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Colorado, Utah, Arizona
3
6 5
Yellowstone River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Wyoming, Montana
4
6 5
American River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
California
5
5 4
Upper Iowa River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Minnesota , Iowa
6
4 3
Arkansas River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Arkansas
7
5 5
Green River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Wyoming, Colorado, Utah
8
5 5
Clackamas River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Clackamas River Oregon
9
3 3
St. Croix River is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Wisconsin, Minnesota
10
3 3
Namekagon River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Namekagon River Wisconsin
11
3 3
Toccoa/Ocoee River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Tennessee
12
4 5
Missouri River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota
13
3 4
Sabine River is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Texas, Louisiana
14
3 4
Maine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Maine River Maine
15
2 3
Kings River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
California
16
2 3
St. Regis River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
New York
17
2 3
Peshtigo River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Peshtigo River Wisconsin
18
1 2
Merced River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
California
19
1 2
Skykomish River is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Skykomish River Washington
20
3 5
Kenai River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Alaska
21
3 5
San Joaquin River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
San Joaquin River California
22
2 4
White Salmon River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Washington
23
2 4
Skagit River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Washington
24
2 4
Penobscot River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
25
1 3
Salt River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Arizona