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Boise Gets Rockin’ Whitewater Park Expansion

 Already close to some of the best whitewater in the country, Boise, Idaho, is now giving paddlers (and surfers) another reason to visit the...

Check Out This Little Known Whitewater Park in the Outdoor Mecca of Northwest Arkansas

While neighboring Bentonville, Arkansas, and its popular mountain bike trail system gets much of the national hooplah when it comes to recreating in Northwest...

A Madawaska Kanu Centre Family Story

Essay by Adrick Brock Up until he turned 40, my dad received from my grandma a $50 bill for his birthday. He was bashful about...

The Reign of Dane: Jackson Takes Freestyle Crown at GoPro with Next Stop at the North Fork

With a win in the GoPro games' notorious Homestake Creek Race already under his spray skirt, Jackson Kayak’s Dane Jackson again proved his mettle...

Gopro Games Preview: Your Guide to the Paddling Events

The GoPro Games, coming June 6-9 in Vail, Colo., draws “pros and Joes” alongside each other to compete in everything from biking and climbing...

Paddlesports Museum Underway in Southeast

Want to see some classic paddlesports gear? Head to Asheville, N.C. While the town fell short in its bid to host the International Whitewater Hall...

World Raft Champs Going Down Down Under: Brazil On Top After First Day’s Sprint; China Wins Men’s Head-to-Head

For the world's top rafters, it’s all going down Down Under. After the first day of competition of the 2019 IRF World Rafting Championships, powered...

Come to Daddy’s: Tennessee’s Daddy’s Creek a Whitewater Haven

Daddy’s Creek meanders through Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau—most of the year. But, after heavy rainfall, it becomes one of the East Coast’s most exciting free-flowing...

International Whitewater Hall of Fame to Headquarter in Richmond

Richmond, Va., and its James River, will soon be home to the International Whitewater Hall of Fame. After a nationwide search led by the IWHOF...

Say It Ain’t So: Zambezi River’s Batoka Gorge Threatened By Dam

Now it’s getting personal. As if losing the awesome whitewater on Uganda's White Nile wasn't enough, now dam-makers have their sites set on Africa's famed...

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the John Wesley Powell Expedition, OARS Launches Hidden Canyons

In 1969, OARS became the first exclusively non-motorized rafting outfitter authorized by the National Park Service to run trips on the Colorado River through...

Boundary Waters Reservation Glitch Delays Permitting

Planning to paddle the Boundary Waters the summer? Get in line.            The reservation system used to issue permits to the BWCA...

Paddlesports Retailer Opens Registration for 2019

Paddlesports Retailer, the official national trade show of the paddlesports industry, has opened registration for the 2019 show, welcoming exhibitors, retailers, working media, independent...

New Guide to Colorado’s Arkansas River Released

Duwain Whitis and Tom Martin have teamed up again to write a new guidebook titled Guide To The Arkansas River, Colorado. This...

18 Day Raft Trip to Retrace, Honor John Wesley Powell’s Epic 1869 Journey

The novelty and comradery of the John Wesley Powell trip, expect with the luxuries of reliable rigs and sunscreen. Soldier, geologist and explorer John Wesley...

Costa Rica Ups Ante for Raft Guide Certification

Want to raft in Costa Rica? You'll be in good hands. In an initiative to promote tourism safety, the Costa Rica Sports Association for Adventure...

First Time Rafting? Newbie Tips from Western River Expeditions

Planning a rafting trip this spring or summer? Heed this advice from the experts . Western River Expeditions has been putting people and rafts on...

From Guerilla Rebels to Raft Guides

Nine ex-FARC guerrillas in Colombia have a new future ahead of them in adventure tourism, thanks to rraft guide training provided by the International...

Glenwood Springs Shooting for Three More Whitewater Parks?

 The town where legendary gunslinger Doc Holliday died, Glenwood Springs, is now shooting to add three more world-class whitewater parks on the Colorado River,...

The Eagle Has Landed: Eagle Whitewater Park Nearing Completion

Next spring, Colorado kayakers, rafters and suppers will have a great new playpark to surf when the town of Eagle completes the second phase...

Where Do All the Raft Guides Go in the Winter?

Our advice to all the raft guides and other boating bums left in limbo during the winter months? Hit the slopes, of course. Colorado...

Kayaker’s Cove: Alaska’s Best-Kept Sea Kayaking Secret

Want the convenience, amenities and paddler-friendly price of a 10th Mountain Division ski hut in the Rockies, but for sea kayaking? Stroke no further...

What’s up at Zoar Outdoor? Iconic Outdoor Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Special Fall Trips

As a former U.S. Whitewater Team member, Bruce Lessels knows a thing or two about how to have fun on the river. With a...

Yampa River Placed On Call for First Time Ever

Drought conditions in Colorado have resulted in the Yampa River being placed on call for the first time ever. According to a story by Eleanor Hasenbeck...

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PL Q&A Exclusive: Filmmaker Scott Blankenfeld Releases New Vid of Cali’s South Silver First Descent

First run in the late ‘90s, California’s South Silver drains the Sierra Nevada in a torrent of cascades, creating...
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Smokeless Fire Made Possible with BioLite’s FirePit+

Ideal for cool quarantine nights, BioLite’s FirePit+ makes smokeless fire possible in any environment.  Review by Shae Laplace When I say...

Choo-choo Chew on This: Colorado’s Browns Canyon Threatened by Oil Trains

Paddlers taking to Colorado’s beloved Browns Canyon of the Arkansas could soon see the iconic wilderness whitewater run jeopardized...

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New River Gorge To Become National Park

Get ready to raft in a new national park. West...

How One California Outfitter Has Weathered 4 Fires (and now COVID)

For river outfitter Russian River Adventures, located in the...
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