Vacations 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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Chattooga River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Chattooga River South Carolina , North Carolina

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Yellowstone River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Yellowstone River Wyoming, Montana

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

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Upper Iowa River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Upper Iowa River Minnesota , Iowa

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Colorado River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Colorado River Colorado, Utah, Arizona

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

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Clackamas River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Clackamas River Oregon

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Namekagon River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Namekagon River Wisconsin

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

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Missouri River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Missouri River Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota

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Arkansas River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Arkansas River Arkansas

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Sabine River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Sabine River Texas, Louisiana

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Maine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Maine River Maine

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Kings River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Kings River California

The Best American Rivers for Rafting

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Peshtigo River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Peshtigo River Wisconsin

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St. Regis River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
St. Regis River New York

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Merced River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Merced River California

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Gauley River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Gauley River West Virginia

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Kenai River is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Kenai River Alaska

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San Joaquin River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
San Joaquin River California

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Toccoa/Ocoee River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Toccoa/Ocoee River Tennessee

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Penobscot River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking

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Alsek River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Alsek River Alaska

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Allagash River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking

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Skagit River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Skagit River Washington

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White Salmon River is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
White Salmon River Washington

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Loxahatchee River is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Loxahatchee River Florida

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Menominee River is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Menominee River Wisconsin, MIchigan

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Rogue River is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Rogue River Oregon

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Skykomish River is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Skykomish River Washington

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Tuolumne River is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Tuolumne River California

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Salt River is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Salt River Arizona