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Three locations to serve you on the Lower Mississippi River:

Clarksdale, MS Quapaw Canoe Co.
Clarksdale, MS
Est. 1998
Helena, AR Quapaw Canoe Co.
Helena, AR
Est. 2008

(Canoe & Kayak Rentals)
Helena, AR Quapaw Natchez Outpost
Natchez, Miss
Est. 2014

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Our Mississippi - Partnering to Keep America's River Great - Summer '13

Delta Inset Quapaw Clarksdale Birthplace of the Mississipi River - Lake Itasca, Minnesota Birthplace of the Missouri River - Three Rivers, Montana Big Muddy Adventures Middle Mississipi River Birthplace of the Ohio River - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Perpetual Motion: The Great Bend Rolling Hills of Western Kentucky Helena Outpost Chickasaw Bluffs Muddy Waters Wilderness Mississipi-Louisiana Loess Bluffs The Louisiana Delta U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Audobon Society American Land Conservancy Chickasaw Bluffs into Memphis Memphis to Helena Ivory Bills & Bears Cache River - White River Helena Outpost - Canoe & Kayak Rentals Yazoo Pass Expedition Muddy Waters Wilderness Lower Arkansas River Wilderness Arkansas River Confluence Big Sunflower River Mounds Crevasse - Greensville Bends Wilderness of the Lower Delta Yazoo River of Death Vicksburg - Yazoo River Delta Big Black River Mississipi Bluffs Bayou Pierre
River Gator Lower Mississippi River Water Trail

"Surfing a 300 Mile-Long Wave" - A Canoe Expedition During the Great Flood of 2011
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Surfing a 300 Mile-Long Wave - A Canoe Expedition During the Great Flood of 2011 - Memphis to Vicksburg35 minutes of photos, video clips, river music by John Ruskey Featuring W. Hodding Carter and Christopher LaMarca

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Sustainable Commons Wilderness Within The Rivergator Overcoming Fear The Mighty Quapaws Life Lessons of the Dugout Canoe - CNN iReport Creative Crossroads from Barefoot Workshops Carry Me Home from Barefoot Workshops We All Live Downstream The Mighty Quapaw

If you've ever listened to the blues, or R&B, or hip-hop, you need (that's right, need) to make a pilgrimage to the land that started it all: the Mississippi Delta.
Where the Big River Gets Lost - Nat'l Geographic Article (pdf)

Get your copy of the 30th Anniversary Issue of Outside Magazine, and see the story "Anyone for a Dip?" (Pgs. 164-172)
We guided Editor-at-large (and Memphis native) Hampton Sides on a baptismal cross-channel swim last May. For a preview of the psychology involved, and an interesting preview of Hampton's next work of non-fiction, a Memphis-based oral history of the Martin Luther King Assassination, listen to the podcast on the Outside Website, or read the story.
57 Feet & Rising
By: W. Hodding Carter
During the Great Flood of 2011, the Mississippi was an unleashed monster, with deadly currents and a flow rate that could fill the Superdome in less than a minute. Defying government orders, Delta native W. HODDING CARTER and two wet-ass pals canoed 300 miles from Memphis to Vicksburg�surfing the crest, watching wildlife cope with the rising tide, and assessing whether man�s �attempts to tame this river will always be doomed.
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Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace Quapaw Canoe Company is introducing Leave No Trace Principals to the Lower Mississippi River

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