1. LOCHSA RIVER
Located in Idaho, Lochsa includes 40 different class III to IV rapid.
2. CUMBERLAND RIVER
Flowing through Big South Fork National Recreation Area, Cumberland is located in Kentucky.
3. NANTAHALA RIVER
Including Class II to III rapids, Nantahala is located in North Carolina.
4. KLAMATH RIVER
Close to the California/Oregon border, Klamath is 187 miles long.
5. YOUGHIOGHENY (YOUGH)
Traveling through Pennsylvania & Maryland, Youghiogheny is one of the most popular white water rafting rivers in the East.
6. DEAD RIVER & KENNEBEC RIVER
Connected, the Dead & Kennebec Rivers run through Maine.
7. ALSEK RIVER
Between Alaska and Canada, the Alsek River hosts beautiful icebergs and glaciers.
8. TATSHENSHINI RIVER
Like Alsek, Tatshenshini River is located between Alaska and Canada.
9. JACKSON HOLE
Look for a combination of paddling, big waves, calmer waters, and beautiful scenery? Well Jackson Hole in Wyoming is the perfect location.
10. ARKANSAS RIVER
With a view of peaks taller than 14,000 feet and the beautiful Royal Gorge canyon, Arkansas River in Colorado is a great rafting destination.
11. ROYAL GORGE
Speaking of the Royal Gorge (in Colorado), it is perfect for Class IV and V rapids and host some of rafting most beautiful scenery.
12. TUOLUMNE RIVER
Starting in Yosemite National Park, this California based river is 27 miles long.
13. GAULEY RIVER
Great for rafting year round, Gauley River is located in Virginia. For added fun, during Labor Day water from the Summersville Dam is released.
14. NEW RIVER
Another Virginia favorite, the New River includes views of the Appalachians and New River Gorge Bridge.
15. DESCHUTES RIVER
Located in Oregon, this river gives you beautiful scenery and the thrills of Elevator Rapids.
16. RIO GRANDE
Starting in Colorado and traveling 1,800 miles south, Rio Grande doubles as a portion of the U.S. border shared with Mexico.
17. COLORADO RIVER
Covering the Grand Canyon and the Gulf of California, Colorado River is one of the most popular river in the U.S.
18. DEERFIELD RIVER
A Connecticut River tributary, the Deerfield River is only 76 miles but one of the most popular.
19. ROGUE RIVER
Covering about 215 miles from Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean, the Rogue River is loacted in southwest Oregon.
20. FLATHEAD RIVER
Traveling the Canadian Rockies, Montana, and the Columbia River; Flathead River is full of natural beauty.
21. AMERICAN RIVER
Near Sacramento, the South, Middle, and North Folks are Class III, IV, and V.
22. CHATTOOGA RIVER
Beginning in North Carolina and traveling to northeastern’s Georgia’s Lake Tugalo. Hosting everything from calm pools to rapids.
23. SALMON RIVER
With 20 miles along northern California, 34 miles in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, and a 425 mile segment in Idaho; Salmon River has many rafting runs.
24. NENANA RIVER
Nenana River is the eastern boundary of the Denali National Park in Alaska.
25. GREEN RIVER
Tributary of the Colorado River, Green River extends 730 miles from western Wyoming to Utah.