Mississippi River Photos
Maps of the Lower Mississippi River
Plan your river canoeing or kayaking adventure with detailed maps of the Lower Mississippi River
? Our Maps page
has links to maps of the river from St. Francis to Arkansas City, and the best camping
along Lower Mississippi Water Trail.
For tips on how to use Google Maps for planning your trip refer to this excerpt from the River Log, Reading Google Maps
...Unlike highways which don't change shape or position with the seasons, the islands of the Mississippi River and their back channels are dramatically affected by water levels. And so the paddler needs to remember that the shapes of low-lying landmarks like the sandbars and wetlands seen on Google Satellite Maps or Google Earth is probably not what they are like on any given day when you are out on the river. more...
Canoe and Kayak Safety
The Mississippi River presents many challenges for paddlers, but when properly approached by experienced paddlers with the right equipment it can be the amongst most rewarding paddling in North America. River Gator has extensive information about canoe and kayak safety especially on the Mississippi River. Visit Safety
under the Paddler's Guide and get prepared for your Mississippi River adventure.
Camping on the Mississippi River
The best camping on the Lower Mississippi River Water Trail is found within one mile perimeter of the locations listed on this Campsite Map
. River campers, please be aware that actual sandbar size & shape very greatly with water level. In the River Log you can read detailed accounts of canoeing, kayaking, paddling and camping on the Lower Mississippi River. Select the area of the River where you'll be paddling or camping and there are descriptions to help you plan your paddling adventure.