Best Whitewater Rafting in US?

Discussion in 'On The Road Again' started by 93ex, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. 93ex

    93ex 100+ Posts

    looking for a trip that includes really good whitewater rafting. My 13 year old daughter thinks she can raft a 1,000 ft high waterfall. Want to teach her a lesson! [​IMG]
  2. snow leopard27

    snow leopard27 250+ Posts

    Middle Fork of the Salmon, Idaho.

    This though is a multi-day trip that requires advance planning. I believe you basically have to go with a licensed rafting company You can apply for a permit on your own but I think the waiting list is several years.
  3. Uninformed

    Uninformed 5,000+ Posts

    Middle Fork of the Salmon is the correct answer
  4. snow leopard27

    snow leopard27 250+ Posts

    Dang, now you have me reading up on this and wanting to do it.
  5. 93ex

    93ex 100+ Posts

    thanks for the replies, but looking for a one day trip. Seems like the Upper Klamath in southern Oregon is a really good one. Anyone ever been on it?
  6. sphinx

    sphinx Guest

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  7. hooklahoma

    hooklahoma 1,000+ Posts

    Middle fork, flathead river, MT. I don't have any other perspective because montana is the most beautiful place in the US, so I only raft on the flathead.
  8. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    While it would clearly make nobody's #1 in the U.S. spot, and it requires a good rain shortly beforehand, for Texas, some very good rapids canoeing, rafting, and tubing can be had on the South Llano River (near Junction/Telegraph) after a good rain. It's about 2 hours from Austin.
  9. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Ocoee river in Tennessee. You can choose level of difficulty and length while reliving one of my favorite lines in a movie with quaint dueling banjos playing in the background, "Squeal like a pig boy!".
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  10. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    The Gauley in WV, or so I heard.
  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    You want to do this at dam release which I think is only for one or maybe two weeks. They do it annually so repairs can be done of the lake above
  12. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    West Fork Penobscot. N Maine.

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