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Canyon Creek Take-Out Access P...

In the spring of 2003, American Whitewater engaged in a number of discussions and a site visit to discuss our interest in the relicensing of PacifiCorp's hydropower projects on the Lewis River. Those who paddle Canyon Creek are familiar with the paddle out on...

Golf Courses vs. Healthy River...

A couple of weeks ago AW staff and several like-minded river folks attended last month’s Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) meeting  in Glenwood Springs. We joined together  there to let the board know that the upcoming state water plan must...

Personal Statement: Zoe Leonar...

I panic as my mind catches up to what my body is experiencing. Suddenly I realize I am no longer surfing a remarkable wave. I am completely upside down, my torso submerged, tossed in the throttle of the rapid. I fight the river’s current, pushing my paddle...

Fall Tallulah (GA) Information...

The first three weekends in November mark classic boating in the southeast with releases on the Tallulah River. On Saturday 500 cfs is released and on Sunday 700 cfs. Boaters are allowed on the water once the level stabilizes, which is about 9:30 am; the water is...

Hidden Gems 2014 1

Jackson Kayak’s Indiana James McBeath on a variety of rivers and lakes on Ontario kayak fishing for pike, bass and musky. Check out the latest paddlesports gear over at NRSWEB.com....

Virginia Stream Access Check-I...

Stream access in Virginia is one of American Whitewater’s Top 10 River Stewardship Issues this year, as it has been in many years past.   The public right to enjoy rivers in the commonwealth is less than clear, leading to confusion and differences...

Upper Cherry Creek

This year while planning for our two month cali season one thing that was a disappointment was that we were told “upper cherry is closed this year”.  The reason behind the “closure” was the rim fire in the fall of 2013, closing access to the...

Adidas Sickline

Photos courtesy of Adidas Sickline. Jens Klatt, M Arnu & E Holzknecht! The Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak Champs went off over the weekend. Blue sky covered the Oetztal Valley as the small ski town was swamped with over 130 paddlers from 24 different...

Friendsville Parking Lot Updat...

The Friendsville, Maryland paddler parking lot is being finished. This lovely town of 500 people is doing what it can to accomodate the hundreds of paddlers who arrive here for summer releases on the Upper Youghiogheny River. The project owes much to the vision and...

Devils Extreme Race edit

Sick edit from the Devils Extreme Race a couple weeks ago! Video by Ciarán Heurteau Read the full story over at Dagger Kayak Team Blog. Check out the latest paddlesports gear over at...

Upper Gauley Rafting GuideCam ...

Guiding an R5 raft down the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia, Oct 5, 2014! Level: 2800 cfs Boat: 12 ft NRS Otter self-bailer Crew: James, Steve, Rudy, Stofko, & Rubio on the stick Music:… Check out the latest paddlesports gear over at NRSWEB.com....
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Hidden Gems 2014 1 Jackson Kayak’s Indiana James McBeath on a variety of rivers and lakes on Ontario kayak fishing for pike, bass and musky. Check out the latest paddlesports gear over at...
recent from American Whitewater Canyon Creek Take-Out Access Project Underway (WA)
Canyon Creek Take-Out Access Project Underway (WA) In the spring of 2003, American Whitewater engaged in a number of discussions and a site visit to discuss our interest in the relicensing of PacifiCorp's hydropower projects on the Lewis River. Those who paddle Canyon Creek are familiar with the paddle out on Merwin Reservoir and the steep climb up...
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Werner Paddles white water Team paddler Sage Donnelly 2013 Year end report 13 year Sage Donnelly, member of Team Werner Paddles, had quite a year, travelling with her Mom Steph and a herd of big dogs in their family RV, catching up with Dad Matt here and here along the way.  Here is her year in review.  “After winning Freestyle Nationals, I extended my stay back east to...
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Video: NRS Kayak Un-Pin Kit This video from NRS shows all the essentials for a basic Z-Drag set-up in one small kit that fits easily in any whitewater kayak or canoe. This kit was created specifically to address the needs of creek boaters. You can buy this product through Amazon.com right here. Water safety is way too...