River Stories. Be Inspired.

River Stories is a collection of photos, video, and cultural and historical facts about water trails. Like hiking trails, these water trails (also known as Blue Trails) help people discover rivers and provide a connection between urban and rural communities and the great outdoors. The stories are woven together to take you on unique adventures by water, highlighting wildlife and land, the abundance of recreational opportunities, and the ways that people are making a difference along the rivers. We hope these stories inspire you to get out on the water so that you can create your own story.

About River Stories

American Rivers and the National Park Service partnered to create River Stories to engage people in understanding, enjoying, and conserving their waterways. Check out the additional resources on blue trails.