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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...

Coal River Group is Paving the Way for Paddlesports in West Virginia

Termed 'Flatwater Heaven', the Coal River water system in West Virginia is quickly becoming the state's best and most accessible flatwater paddling venue, all...

Yak Fest River Celebration set for June 15-16, 2018

For one weekend out of the year the small town of Tornado, West Virginia, doesn't seem so small when over 1,000 kayakers  participate in...

Idaho’s Whitewater Outfitters Thrilled With Snowmelt Levels

Idaho's whitewater season is bound to deliver high flows all thanks to the abundant snowpack from the 2017-18 winter, and whitewater outfitters couldn't be...

16th Annual Ohio River Paddlefest Set for August 3-4

Get ready for one of the country's biggest paddlesports celebrations. The 16th annual Ohio River Paddlefest is set commence this year August 3-4, in...

Madawaska Kanu Centre’s Week of Rivers

Want to paddle Canada’s rivers without the hassle of arranging the shuttles, meals, and accommodation? Join the Madawaska Kanu Centre’s Week of Rivers Program,...

Colorado’s Lower Dolores Wins Instream Flows

This week, a Colorado water court approved instream flow water rights for the lower Dolores River, protecting up to 900cfs during spring peak flows...

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Second Oldest Organized River Race in the Country

We knew that paddlers love only one thing more than boating, and that's their moms. And to celebrate, we recently learned that the second oldest,...

The 20 Trends Driving Adventure Travel this Year

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has released a new report outlining 20 Adventure Trends to Watch in 2018, a comprehensive look at the issues...

Old Town Canoe Hits the Summer 2018 Festival Tour with Elevation Outdoors

Expect to see some Old Town boats coming to a festival near you this summer. The company, which also owns Ocean Kayak, announced that...

Boundary Waters, Oregon Scenic Waterways, Others See Preservation Through Conservation Alliance Grants

The Conservation Alliance Contributes $800,000 in Grants to 21 Organizations; $20 Million in grants awarded since 1989.

Patagonia’s Blue Heart Campaign Aims to Protect the Last Wild Rivers of Europe

Patagonia launched the Blue Heart website and petition urging international banks to stop investing in the destruction of Europe’s last wild rivers, and released a preview...

Kokopelli Packraft Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Rogue-Lite

Kokopelli now has a Kickstarter campaign going for its new Rogue-Lite packraft, which collapses down to the size of a paper towel roll. Don't believe us?

Sanuk Launches Biggest Footwear Project Since the Original Sidewalk Surfer

We’ve been kicking it après-paddle in our Sanuks since the old days, when things were simpler and these simple shoes represented what we were...

Kokatat Cancels American Made Gear Awards

Paddlesports apparel maker Kokatat has suspended its popular American Made Gear Awards after a five-year run...

The Zoar Score: Top 5 River Trips Around the Zoar Outdoor Center

Whether you’re rafting, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking--and into a Class I float or Class IV thrills--you’ll hit nirvana in the Northeast around Charlemont, Mass., just a two hour’s drive from Boston. With releases on the Deerfield River and rain feeding other nearby waterways, the watery wonderland offers something for paddlers of all strokes...

No Ch-Hance: Navajo Nation Votes Down Grand Canyon Tram

Native American lawmakers on Tuesday said not a Ch-Hance, voting down a multimillion-dollar proposal to build a tramway into Grand Canyon National Park...

Crazy Fun Paddling in Louisiana

Want a little quirkiness with your boating? Head south to Louisiana, where every October paddlers head down the Bayou Teche National Paddle Trail led by a performing Cajun band on the lead raft. Oh, and people dress up like birds and paddle for some reason. Heck, it’s Louisiana!

CANOE & KAYAK Mag Wins Best Article at Folio Awards for Healing Waters.

In a project sponsored by NRS, CANOE & KAYAK recently won Best Single Article at the Folio's 2017 Eddie & Ozzie Awards for its online feature Healing Waters, recognizing the power of paddling in healing vets...

Confluence Outdoor names Courtney Moore Director of National Accounts

Confluence Outdoor has named Courtney Moore Director of National Accounts, where he’ll oversee Confluence Outdoor’s retail chain business.

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Entering the World of Wood: A Review of Shade Tree’s Custom Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

With my getting older I thought it was time to treat myself to a custom wood paddle design by...
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Skate Yak: The Movie!

Well, it's that time of year again in the Rockies when skate skiers head to the hills in the...

NRS Releases Brainwaves

Kayaking is all about fun, right? Not all the time. The newest film from NRS and Matt Devlin (@western_pix),...

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Breaking News: Ocoee Whitewater Center Burns to Ground

Site of the 1996 Summer Olympics—and its Olympic flame—the Ocoee...

Bird’s-eye View of the “New” Barrel Springs on the Colorado

While 2020’s Grizzly Creek fire wreaked havoc on the...
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Confluence Pens Tribute to Bomber Gear’s Rick Franken

As so many of you know by now, Rick Franken, founder and designer of Bomber Gear passed away this past weekend. We wanted to let you know that Rick’s family has confirmed that he died in his sleep due to respiratory failure while at the Alabama Mountain Games. His family is planning a celebration of life that will take place at the Animas River Days in Durango in June. They have also established the Franken Children’s Education Fund—please see how you can contribute at the end of this post. For now, we wanted to take a minute to remember the man that we all loved and valued. Click here for more...