Kayaking has become one of the most popular water sports especially for adventure lovers. It can be done in calm waters or in rivers with bone-crushing currents, huge rocks and raging rapids. If you are one of those kayaking enthusiasts, you might want to consider the following kayaking spots in the US.
The Devil’s River is one of the best places for kayak fishing. This is because it is one of the most unspoiled rivers in Texas. It is part of the Rio Grande drainage basin and its remote location in a vicious environment makes it hard for pollution to penetrate. To get there, you need to hike, but once you’ve arrived, you won’t be disappointed with the natural beauty surrounding the cove.
The word Chesapeake comes from an Algonquian word Chesepiooc which means a village at a big river. One tourist commented that the place is so damn beautiful. However, it is also one of the most complicated bodies of water to maneuver. This is because, 4,500 square-mile bay has deep pockets and jagged shorelines. But with more than 100 creeks and rivers flowing there, Chesapeake Bay will never run out of spots where paddlers get the feels of the history of the waterways firsthand.
Interestingly, this river is also called The River of No Return. This is because back in the earlier days, boats can navigate down the river but once it has reached the destination, the currents are too powerful for the boats to come back. But the place is the paradigm of unspoiled wilderness and a bulwark of USA’s wild places. Some of the deepest gorges fall in this area so this river is an amazing destination for whitewater kayaking.
West Virginia is famous for its pristine beauty and endless mountains. Nuzzled in those rolling ridges are some waterways raging enough for a good kayaking activity. Though boating is dependent on water level during the majority of the year, but it is well worth the adventure despite the challenge. Perfect time to go is during the Fall Gauley Releases on September 16th – 17th up to October 22nd wherein the flows during this time is generally between 2400 and 2800 cfs.