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Image of paddlers on a water trail. NPS Photo.Image of paddlers in Chattanooga with a cityscape and bridge behind. NPS Photo.

River stories

River Stories is a dynamic collection of photos, video, and natural and cultural information about water trails. Like hiking trails, these water trails help connect to each other, to nature, and with past and future generations.

The stories are woven together to take you on unique adventures by water, highlighting wildlife and land, the abundance of recreational opportunities, and the ways that people are making a difference along the rivers. We hope these stories inspire you to get out on the water so that you can create your own story and help you explore the larger world of water trails that await you.


About River Stories

American Rivers and the National Park Service partnered to create River Stories to engage people in understanding, enjoying, and conserving their waterways. Please see the links below for more water trail related resources from the National Park Service:

National Water Trails System Water Trail Resources for Communities

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance

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