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Paddling Guidebooks
(updated 3/13/17)


MD/VA/WV/PA-Area Paddling Guidebooks

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Here's a brief list of guidebooks about thousands of runnable, Mid-Atlantic area streams. They are wonderfully written and provide more dependable details than you can find Facebook or many AW pages.

Kudos to the authors and to the many non-published contibutors credited in each tome, particularly BRV's own Ron Knipling, Ed Evangelidi, among many others. Many thanks especially to whitewater pioneers Randy Carter and Lou Matacia, whose legacy guidebooks are now out of print.

Please try to purchase new editions from a local paddling retailer or the author's current publisher.

For the latest Maryland/Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania bibles, see Ed Gertler's new webpage.

For Steve Ettinger’s Capital Canoeing & Kayaking: A Complete Guide to Whitewater Streams within about Two Hours of Washington DC (2014) , click here or contact Alf Cooley.

Wildwater West Virginia (Davidson, Eister, Walbridge et al)

Virginia Whitewater (Roger Corbett)

Classic Virginia Rivers (Ed Grove)

TN/NC, Etc.Kirk Eddlemon, a great K1 paddler who can teach/paddle/guide any craft and is an expert guide on Southern Appalachian creeks and rivers., has published several new tomes on TN rivers. See: AND AND

For more great recommendations, see CCA's guidebooks page.