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1. Posted by Amaritimer (Budding Member 10 posts) 3y

Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas when the mention of rafting down the mississippi river comes around?

2. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 190 posts) 3y

Isn't the Mississippi rather large for rafting? Especially down that low. When I think of rafting I think of white water etc not a very wide slow moving river. It will feel like you are standing still I'm thinking.

3. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 3y

It may help if you are a bit more specific about the term 'rafting'. I agree with Dave (above) - I envision white water rafting in an inflatable raft. Also, are you looking to cover the full length of the river or only a portion? It is 2300+ miles in length with several locks and dams.

Here is what one group considered 'rafting' on the Mississippi:

Mississippi River Rafting

Mississippi River Facts - National Park Service

4. Posted by Amaritimer (Budding Member 10 posts) 3y

i am looking to Huck Finn it. the photos you had there on the family rafting the river were more of what i had in mind.
lazy river rafting. no crazy white water. no rushing. no yelling and shouting and stampeding about. just sitting on your raft (which would include a tipee, or shelter and fireplace) fishing for supper. see how long you could make it. i have a vacation coming up this winter, and dearly want to get outta Cold Canada.

5. Posted by Arrmondo (Inactive 1 posts) 3y

I live next to the Mississippi River, and I raft once a year, but I wouldn't raft on that river. The current is very strong and the water is very dirty.

I would recommend going to North Carolina, around the Nantahala River and the awesome Chattooga River. They filmed the movie Dilverance there.

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Apr-2011, at 12:07 by Arrmondo ]

6. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 190 posts) 3y

Quoting Amaritimer

i am looking to Huck Finn it. the photos you had there on the family rafting the river were more of what i had in mind.
lazy river rafting. no crazy white water. no rushing. no yelling and shouting and stampeding about. just sitting on your raft (which would include a tipee, or shelter and fireplace) fishing for supper. see how long you could make it. i have a vacation coming up this winter, and dearly want to get outta Cold Canada.

A fireplace on a raft? That sounds pretty awesome actually. Let us know what you find out.