THE RIVERGATOR is a mile-by-mile paddler’s guide
written for canoeists, kayakers, stand-up-paddleboarders,
and anyone else plying the waters of the Lower
Mississippi River in human-powered craft.
The Middle/Lower Mississippi River creates the longest
free-flowing water trail in the continental United States,
1155 miles from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico.
The name Rivergator is adopted from the best seller The
Navigator first published in 1801 by Zadok Kramer, with
the hope that Americans will rediscover their “wilderness
within,” the paddler’s paradise created by the Middle
Lower Mississippi Rivers.
Four year project. Website under construction. Dec
2014: add on St. Louis to Caruthersville and Vicksburg to
Baton Rouge. Dec 2015: website completed with the
addition of Baton Rouge to the Gulf and the Atchafalaya.
Useful for daytrippers and long distance paddlers alike.
Choose your section of the Lower Mississippi River to
explore by clicking on one of the sections below. Or click
on the full color base map and keep clicking through
increasing magnification of maps for details.
The below mileage corresponds to the mile system used
on the 2007 US Army Corps of Engineer River Maps.
Missouri Division of Tourism newsletter:
New Orleans Times Picayune