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For whitewater dory lovers, there’s no better place than Idaho. The state’s miles of wild free-flowing rivers are home to the country’s deepest gorges and some of the best big-water rapids.
Spending time in wild places with the people who matter most to us makes the best memories.
Travel back in time with our extended family as we reflect on 50 years of guiding and the incomparable nature of river trips.
When Samantha Derbyshire experienced Cataract Canyon at spring flows for the first time, she fell in love with that wild and untamed stretch of the Colorado River right then and there.
Sweep boats are a traditional craft used by OARS and other outfitters on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River to transport gear downriver, typically on 6-day trips from mid-June through August depending on water levels. Piloted by a single captain from a standing position, sweep boats are massive inflatable crafts, ranging from 22- to […]
Sometimes getting back to nature is the only way forward.
When’s the last time you ditched your devices and completely unplugged for more than a few hours?
Rafting on Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rogue River offers you the opportunity to leave societal pressures behind and just be yourself.
Conservation of wild rivers has to start with love. Amy Kober has spent the last 18 years of her career dedicated to saving waterways with American Rivers.
TV, smartphones, video games, and social media don’t make memories. Nature does. It’s time to take back family time and get outside.
Military veterans experience the restorative power of a river trip
Martin’s Boat honors Martin Litton and his efforts to save Grand Canyon
Meet a new generation of dory guides on Idaho’s River of No Return
Rafting Pioneer George Wendt: A Story of Family and Conservation
Ken Brower revisits the birthplace of the modern environmental movement
It is not enough to fight for the land it’s even more important to enjoy it
Watch the award-winning short film about a river in Fiji by Pete McBride
Get out of the city and head to the Sierra to explore Yosemite & go rafting
Discover nature’s miracles in our national parks
A tribute to the National Park Service in honor of the 2016 Centennial
When you look back on life, what are the greatest moments you’ll remember?
Interested in taking your Scout group on a river trip? Watch this…
This 33-minute film was the first ever recorded for OARS back in 1973
Watch the time-lapse construction of the dory, the Marble Canyon