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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5 1
Colorado River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Colorado, Utah, Arizona

2
5 2
Chattooga River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
South Carolina , North Carolina

3
6 4
Yellowstone River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Wyoming, Montana

4
6 4
American River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
California

5
5 3
Upper Iowa River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Minnesota , Iowa

6
5 4
Green River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Wyoming, Colorado, Utah

7
5 4
Clackamas River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Clackamas River Oregon

8
3 2
Namekagon River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Namekagon River Wisconsin

9
3 2
St. Croix River is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Wisconsin, Minnesota

10
4 4
Missouri River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota

11
3 3
Arkansas River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Arkansas

12
3 3
Sabine River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Texas, Louisiana

13
3 3
Maine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Maine River Maine

14
2 2
Kings River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
California

15
2 2
Peshtigo River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Peshtigo River Wisconsin

16
2 2
St. Regis River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
New York

17
1 1
Merced River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
California

18
1 1
Gauley River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
West Virginia

19
3 4
Kenai River is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Alaska

20
3 4
San Joaquin River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
San Joaquin River California

21
2 3
Toccoa/Ocoee River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Tennessee

22
2 3
Penobscot River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking

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1 2
Salt River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Arizona

24
1 2
Alsek River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Alaska

25
0 1
Menominee River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Menominee River Wisconsin, MIchigan

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0 1
Rogue River is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Oregon

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0 1
Skykomish River is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Skykomish River Washington

28
3 5
Allagash River is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking

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1 3
Loxahatchee River is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Loxahatchee River Florida

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1 3
White Salmon River is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Washington

31
1 3
Skagit River is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
Washington

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0 2
Tuolumne River is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Rivers for Kayaking
California