The Complete Guide to Kayaking the Salt River: Everything you need to know to paddle the Lower Salt River

The world’s first book focused solely on Kayaking the Lower Salt River is now available in the Amazon Kindle store.

This first-of-its-kind digital guidebook details everything you need to know to kayak the Salt River. Intentionally written with both the first time kayaker and the seasoned paddler in mind, this book is packed full of insider tips and tricks that you only learn after years and years of paddling the river.

Learn the basics of a Salt River paddling trip, including:

  • how to figure out when the best time to paddle is
  • where to start your trip, and where to end it—and why
  • how long each river segment takes to paddle
  • where the rapids are, and how to paddle through them
  • details on each recreation area along the river
  • where to buy a Tonto Pass
  • how set up a vehicle shuttle
  • where to rent a kayak
  • how to transport your boat
  • where to stop for a break, and where you shouldn’t
  • mistakes you don’t want to make

In addition, you’ll learn other useful things not found in any other guide out there:

  • the complicated history of the Salt River Wild Horses
  • where to paddle during the offseason
  • why you should identify and drown apple snail eggs
  • how to find other people to kayak with
  • who the hell was Phon D Sutton anyway?
  • where you should hike for the best views of the river
  • how the Salt River got its name
  • why it’s better to pee in the river than on the shoreline
  • where to camp near the river
  • how to signal to your group
  • the best way to save money on Tonto Passes
  • laws that affect kayaking
  • local kayaking classes and guided tours
  • where you can fly a drone
  • which bird and mammal species you might see
  • where and when areas near the river are closed for bald eagle nesting
  • where the Heber-Reno sheep driveway crossed the river
  • what the Lower Salt River Restoration Project is all about

And much more…

This book really is everything you need to know to paddle the Lower Salt River.

For less than a Tonto Pass, this is money well spent

Kayaking the Lower Salt River is one of the most fun outdoor activities in central Arizona. But there’s a lot you need to know to ensure that you have an amazing time on the water—and a lot of ways your outing can end in disaster.

Spending just a few bucks can make the difference between a memorable trip and one you don’t want to be reminded of.

Want this book for free?

For a limited time, you can get a free copy of the book by joining the Alliance of Salt River Kayakers (which is also free).