America's Top Rivers

Rafting the Arkansas River with Echo Canyon River ExpeditionsThe rivers in the Adventure Gateway collection are American icons of whitewater rafting and scenic canoeing. They are legendary for their incredible natural beauty and the feelings of discovery, wonder and escape they inspire.

Each one has its own unique personality and vast, intriguing landscape---you could devote a lifetime to getting to know just one river alone. Fortunately, we’re here to help you discover the best of the best, making it possible for you to become deeply connected to and knowledgeable about each Adventure Gateway river you run.

Our rivers offer a wide variety of world-class adventure experiences. Are you a fan of big whitewater? Many of our rivers rank among the world’s finest for explosive Class IV and V rafting. Do you have a family you’re introducing to river rafting? If so, you’ll find several family- and beginner-friendly rafting options available through Adventure Gateway’s outfitters.

Canoeing Fish Mt. Lake with New England Outdoor CenterDo you prefer the tranquility and leisure of canoeing? Then discover the country’s best at Adventure Gateway, from the secluded Boundary Waters of Minnesota to Florida’s crystal-clear rivers with white sand beaches to America’s first national river in Arkansas.

To learn more, simply click on any river name on the right for a summary of helpful information, including floating season, skill level and age recommendations, and scenic highlights. Whatever your paddling interests, these rivers and the adventures they offer will keep you coming back for more.