We offer so much more
than paddling gear.
Duct Tape Diaries
Through captivating storytelling and photography, Duct Tape Diaries celebrates a lifestyle spent on (or near) the water. From extreme expeditions to backyard escapes, rafting trips to fishing adventures, the NRS blog strives to entertain, inspire and educate paddlers, anglers and boaters around the world.
Just Add Water
The Just Add Water Project is an action-backed commitment to breaking down barriers to the outdoors. Through Just Add Water we're supporting activists and organizations in building an inclusive paddlesports community of the future, creating new advocates for conservation, and protecting the health of, and access to, our shared lands and waters.
LEAD stands for Leaders in Environment, Access and Diversity. Through the LEAD program, we're redirecting a portion of NRS resources to support the work of community builders and activists in outdoor participation and conservation.
Learn from this collection of how-to articles and videos to help you safely raft, kayak, SUP, camp, fish and care for your NRS gear and apparel.
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.