Travelers on the River

Meet the travelers and experience their trips down the Mississippi.
We hope these adventurers may inspire a little Huck Finn in all of us!

2015 Mississippi River Adventures"

**Mississippi River Trips**

As seen in Big River:

River Pilgrims Nov-Dec 2014 (pdf)

Chart of 2014 paddlers and links to websites

2011 travelers (pdf)

River Travelogues (2001)

2001 Big River bibliography of river trips

* * * * * * * * *

2014 River Trips

Pre-2014 River Trips

Mississippi River Paddlers Page on Facebook, curated by John Sullivan of La Crosse, Wis. Excellent resource.

YouTube video of paddler reunion in Memphis, February 2014

Mississippi swims

let us know about your trip!

Rediscovering North America: A Journey From the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean

You can follow six friends already on their way upsteam from the Gulf on a paddle that will take them to the Arctic Ocean. The crew: Minnesotans Adam Trigg, Winchell Delano, Daniel Flynn and John Keaveny; and Iowans Jarrad Moore and Luke Kimmes.

Canoe & Kayak * St. Charles Herald * St. Cloud Times

Paddle for Prevention Mississippi River Trip

Starting in late May 2015: Corey Smock and Lance Loney, to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

On the River

Nia Thomas and Sara Dykman will start in July at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, MT, and eventually paddle the Missouri and the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.


Useful links if you're considering a trip down the Mississippi

On Facebook: Mississippi River Paddlers Page

River Travelogues (Big River 2001)

Navigation charts of the Upper Mississippi - PDF download page

Army Corps of Engineers - St. Paul District

Army Corps of Engineers-Rock Island District

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (Mpls/St. Paul)

Mississippi River Parkway Commission - Mississippi River travel site

Visit us on Facebook

Preparing for a Long River Cruise, Jan. 2008, Big River (pdf)
Planning for the Great Loop around the eastern United States
By Captain Larry Martin

First journal pages from Dave Hardesty's 2005 trip.

Quimby's Cruising Guide

Canoe Routes and Maps of the Mississippi:

Mississippi River Recreational Boating Guide (Iowa DNR)

Illinois DNR map resources

Minn DNR canoe routes info

Minn DNR map resources

Mississippi River Trail - follows the river through ten states. On-road and bicycle/pedestrian maps.

Big River Weather page

Big River Water Level page