Pristine and scenic rivers and some of the most exciting whitewater rapids in the nation, flow through spectacular canyons and valleys in the Real America States. Float, raft, canoe, kayak or jetboat the waterways and lakes – the experiences are limitless and the thrill will be unforgettable.
Montana’s Whitewater Adventures
From gentle mountain streams to the Mighty Missouri, water flows across the state of Montana. Race through dramatic canyons on a whitewater adventure or meander along high plains on a scenic float trip. Montana lakes and reservoirs are popular destination areas for boating, fishing, camping, swimming, windsurfing, waterskiing, wildlife viewing and just relaxing. For more information visit www.VisitMT.com
Boating Abundance in North Dakota
The abundance of rivers and lakes in North Dakota makes it a paradise for water recreation. Sail across expansive Lake Sakakawea or navigate lakes and winding rivers by motorboat or personal watercraft. North Dakota’s canoeing waters are as diverse as the state itself. Whether canoeists prefer the scenery presented by agricultural plains, rugged Badlands, thickly wooded slopes or gentle river bluffs, North Dakota’s rivers offer a challenge to beginners and experienced paddlers alike. For more information visit www.NDTourism.com
Boating on the Missouri River, South Dakota
Running vertically through the middle of South Dakota, the Missouri River is a naturally beautiful attraction that offers boundless recreational opportunities. It served as part of the trail Meriwether Lewis and William Clark took as they explored the new territory, making history a vital part of the communities that line the river. In addition to historical attractions, visitors to the river take advantage of hiking, biking and camping, as well as water activities such as fishing, kayaking and skiing.
Four reservoirs created as a result of damming the Missouri River allow for even deeper fishing waters and sailing. They are: Lake Oahe, formed by the Oahe Dam near Pierre; Lake Sharpe, formed by the Big Bend Dam near Fort Thompson; Lake Francis Case, formed by the Fort Randall Dam near Pickstown; and Lewis and Clark Lake, formed by the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton. For more information visit www.TravelSouthDakota.com
Wyoming’s Pristine Rivers
Wyoming is home to canyons with stretches of whitewater offering enough bounce and splash for even the most thrill-seeking, expert kayaker. And if you’ve never kayaked before? Not to worry. Experienced guides who are passionate about whitewater will teach you everything you’ll need to know. For more information visit www.TravelWyoming.com