Explore the America’s Rivers through “River Stories”


Ever wonder what it’s like to travel down some of America’s most scenic rivers? American Rivers, the National Park Service, and local conservation and recreation groups across the country have teamed up to create, “River Stories.

Powered by National Geographic Maps GeoStories, “River Stories” uses photos and video to take viewers on a virtual tour of waterways across the country.

River Stories is a great, interactive way to experience the journey on the water and see how people are improving the health of their rivers locally.

Ten waterways are featured in the first launch on May 31, 2012. These stories highlight wild and land, great recreational opportunities, and all the ways that people are protecting and restoring their rivers.

We hope that these stories will inspire people to get out on the water so that they can create their own story – and get engaged in river conservation.

Take a virtual journey down the rivers that have been spotlighted so far and learn how you can share your own river story.

  • Anacostia River (DC)
  • Bronx River (NY)
  • Congaree River (SC)
  • Etowah River (GA)
  • Hitchcock Creek (NC)
  • Mississippi River (MN)
  • Northern Forest Canoe Trail (New England)
  • Rappahannock River (VA)
  • Suwannee River (FL)
  • Waccamaw River Blue Trail (SC)

American Rivers will continue to add new stories so stay tuned.

Rivers are central to our lives. They connect us to each other, to nature, and to past and future generations. Most everybody has a river story. Maybe it’s the first time you caught a fish, or went paddling. Email us your favorite river story and photos to [email protected] and we may highlight your story on our blog.

The importance of American Rivers’ “River Stories” highlighted across the US: