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Water is for everyone. Everyone should be able to access and enjoy it. The PaddleWays app is your all-in-one digital tool for discovering, planning and navigating better paddling adventures. It provides detailed maps, real-time conditions, and more than 48,000 points of interest, for free.

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Used Gear. New Adventures.

Buying used equipment and apparel from NRS is a great way to outfit yourself on a budget. Grab these used deals before they’re gone, and start planning your next adventure.

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The Great Gore Canyon Showdown » Two rafting companies, both alike in passion, turn rivalry into respect on the Class V rapids of Gore Canyon.

Solo Plus One: An Argument for Not Sharing Permits » When Eric Johnson pulled a coveted Yampa River permit he knew he should invite 24 of his closest friends. Instead, he only invited his wife.

Checklist » From planning to packing, logistics to stoke, Checklist reminds kayakers that planning a kayaking trip is easier than you think.

Citizen Science Along the Ikpikpuk River » Citizen science is a perfect way to enhance an adventure. For John Gove, it simply meant collecting data along the Ikpikpuk River.

Breakup on the Clearwater » Breakup: when Alaskan rivers shed their ice and Alaskan natives shed their winter coats eager for adventures like canoeing the Clearwater.

Cinque Terre » Three paddlers hop a train to Genova hoping to sea kayak 100km of coastline and explore the five fishing villages that comprise Cinque Terre.

Bring the Elders » One son-in-law’s journey through the Grand Canyon with his in-laws and how his hesitation to include them quickly turned to gratitude.

In the Wake of York: A Missouri River Story » In 2021, Janina Edwards joined 14 other Black paddlers on a kayaking expedition to honor York’s legacy on the Corps of Discovery.

Life Downstream » Life Downstream offers a powerful look at the intersection of recreation and livelihood and the reminder that to truly know a rive r requires questions most paddlers never think to ask.

About NRS: Northwest River Supplies

About NRS: Northwest River Supplies

In 1972, with only $2,000 in his personal savings, Bill Parks started Northwest River Supplies with one mission: to help others raft. 42 years later, Bill sold NRS to its employees. Today, the 100% employee-owned business strives to continue Bill’s legacy helping people pursue passions on the water.

At our Moscow, Idaho headquarters you’ll find passionate water-lovers just like you, from rafters to whitewater kayakers, sea kayakers to stand up paddlers, kayak anglers to fly fishermen. Our lives, and livelihoods, are drawn to water.