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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 is the...

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...

Dousing and Makin’ Deals: Paddlesports Retailer Demo Day at Oklahoma’s Whitewater Center Goes Off Largetime

Holy Demo-day of all-time, Batman. When Paddlesports Retailer moved its annual tradeshow to Oklahoma City this year, it did so primarily for access to the...

Fish on! Packrafting for the Black Canyon’s Salmonfly Hatch

“Last time I did this hike, I couldn't walk for days.” The words wouldn’t be so disheartening if they didn't come from Thor Tingey, the...

NOC Stories: New Book on Antics at Nantahala Outdoor Center

From shooting Deliverance to shooting the chutes at Nantahala Falls, a new book out compiled by former Nantahala Outdoor Center president and board chairman Payson Kennedy...

The Longest Staff Meeting: Big Agnes and Honey Stinger Hike the CDT

Brands Aim to Raise Awareness of National Scenic Trails and Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Rebirth of Calgary’s Harvie Passage Whitewater Park

Whitewater park design firm Recreation Engineering & Planning has big news: Five years after being destroyed by a devastating flood, Calgary's Harvie Passage river...

Don’t Miss Slalom Week at Madawaska Kanu Centre

Face it. Slalom paddlers make perhaps the best all around paddlers, negotiating a complex course while dealing with the pace and navigation of rapids. The...

International Rafting Teams Head to China for the Ziyuan Rafting Festival

Rafters are heading to the Orient. With China's Guilin area host to some of the most beautiful waterways in the world, paired with the country's...

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Jimmy Blakeney on TAHE’s Acquisition of BIC Sport

Last year, after more than 40 years as a French-made watersports icon, BIC Sport merged with Tahe Outdoors to...
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6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

“Buenas Lineas,” says our guide Arnaldo Cespedes. “Good lines.” We just finished scouting a Class IV rapid called Robin Hood...

2021 Photo Contest Entries Are In

2021 Photo Contest Entries 2021 was a great year to get out and paddle. Check out some of the incredible...

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6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

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