Rivergator: Paddler’s Guide to the Lower Mississippi River
The Rivergator is a mile-by-mile paddler’s guide written for canoeists, kayakers, paddleboarders, and anyone else plying the waters of the Lower Mississippi River in human- powered craft. One million words full of life-lesson stories describing navigation, safe paddling, campsites, biology, history, culture, and many other topics.
The Middle & Lower Mississippi River creates the longest free-flowing water trail in the continental United States, 1155 miles from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico. The name Rivergator is adopted from the best seller The Navigator, first published in 1801 by Zadok Cramer, with the hope that Americans will rediscover their “wilderness within,” the paddler’s paradise created by the Middle Lower Mississippi Rivers.