The Ultimate (Permitted) River Trip Dream List

The Ultimate (Permitted) River Trip Dream List

Day Trip Reports + HacksVictoria Ohegyi
Top 5 permits we're pulling for in 2021
The Ultimate (Permitted) River Trip Dream List

The Ultimate (Permitted) River Trip Dream List

Day Trip Reports + HacksVictoria Ohegyi
Top 5 permits we're pulling for in 2021
10 Tips for River Permits

10 Tips for River Permits

How To GuidesVictoria Ohegyi
10 tips and ideas to get boaters ready and excited for permit season.
Trip Report: Gates of Lodore 2021

Trip Report: Gates of Lodore 2021

Long Overnight Trip ReportsJake Castle
Gates of Lodore 2021 Trip Report, including pre-trip decisions, group gear, boat rigs, food menu, and the big takeaways.
Jackson Rockstar V Review

First Impressions: Jackson Rockstar V on Low Water Class 3

Product ReviewsNick Gilbert
A review of the highest performance playboat ever made, paddled down some shallow Class 3 mank.
The Best Accessories for Kayakers 2021

The Best Accessories for Kayakers 2021

Victoria Ohegyi
The best kayaking accessories and gear of 2021; have fun and stay safe on the water

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Jackson Rockstar V Review

First Impressions: Jackson Rockstar V on Low Water Class 3

Product ReviewsNick Gilbert
A review of the highest performance playboat ever made, paddled down some shallow Class 3 mank.
Fall Paddling Gates of Lodore

What to Wear for Fall Paddling

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Are you geared up for fall paddling? Tips and tricks from CKS Online Experts.
8 Reasons To Buy an Inflatable Kayak

8 Reasons To Buy an Inflatable Kayak

Product ReviewsVictoria Ohegyi
They're versatile, easy to master, don't require a ton of gear plus so much more.
Find the Right Whitewater Raft

Find the Right Whitewater Raft

GearJake Castle
Do your research—explore the different types of whitewater boats available. Determine how and where you plan to use your boat. Narrow down your list of potentials, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

How To Guides

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10 Tips for River Permits

10 Tips for River Permits

How To GuidesVictoria Ohegyi
10 tips and ideas to get boaters ready and excited for permit season.
Fall Paddling Gates of Lodore

What to Wear for Fall Paddling

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Are you geared up for fall paddling? Tips and tricks from CKS Online Experts.
A Guide to Building Your Raft Frame

A Guide to Building Your Raft Frame

How To GuidesNick Gilbert
How to create a custom raft frame for your boat. Easily choose from a variety of options and upgrades.
Dogs and the River Lifestyle

Dogs and the River Lifestyle

How To GuidesJake Castle
How can you be sure your dog is ready for a river trip? Training and proper gear will set you both up for success!

Trip Reviews

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Russell Fork Kayak

Why We Love the Russell Fork Race

Races + EventsVictoria Ohegyi
October means it's time to paddle the Russell Fork. CKS Online's Nick Gilbert recaps his 2021 Russell Fork Race and time in Kentucky.
Best Rafting Runs in Colorado

Best Rafting Runs in Colorado

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
We ranked the top whitewater rafting sections in Colorado.
Best Class IV Kayaking in Colorado

Best Class IV Kayaking in Colorado

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Challenge yourself with the best intermediate and advanced whitewater kayak runs in Colorado.
Hell's Canyon Raft Trip Information

What to Know about Boating Hell’s Canyon, Part II

Camping + KitchenVictoria Ohegyi
The rapids and camps you need to know before applying for your Hell's Canyon permit.