Embrace America's Rivers

Scenic River Photos...Click title or photo for larger image

There is actually an upper and lower falls on Mill Creek along with some rapids. It is a beautiful area.
A fitting title for this photo of a small cemetery overlooking the Ohio River near Brandenburg, Kentucky. A Towboat is making its way upriver
These rapids are in the gorge below Niagara Falls. Jet boat trips are available and are a thrilling ride on this swift water, along with scenes of natural beauty.
The river begins at Yellowstone National Park and takes on many characteristics as it makes its way to the Missouri River confluence.  
Even though the cape is a coastal location it is part of intracoastal waterway. Photo by Jerry Hay as he travels the waterway along the east coast. The calm water created a nearly perfect mirror of the sky.
This picture of the bridge crossing from Arkansas to Tennessee at Memphis was chosen for the cover of the book Beyond the Bridges.
Beautiful view of the Wabash River from Merom, Indiana. Photo does not do justice to the fall foliage.
The fog makes and eerie but beautiful scene one morning on the upper Mississippi River near La Crosse, Wisconsin. The cool air at night mixes with the warm water, creating fogs like this often.
Taken from a cabin one morning by Jerry Hay on a bluff near Golconda, Illinois. This photo was chosen for the cover of the Ohio River Guidebook.
Actually the sky was not on fire but that is the way it appeared. It is the glow from an oil refinery, lighting up the clouds. This was on the lower Mississippi River near New Orleans.
The view from Jerry Hay's cabin one morning on the Wabash River. Notice that Gilligan Goose is in the foreground, apparently on guard duty
The Wabash and Tippecanoe Rivers join near Lafayette, Indiana. The Wabash is in the foreground. The point of land coming into view from the right is the end of the Tippecanoe River.
Sunset photo taken from the Mississippi Queen near Guntersville, Alabama
A small stream is flowing into the upper Mississippi River near St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Amazing falls near the headwaters of the Yellowstone River at Yellowstone National Park
Photo take along a bend in the Wabash River just north of Terre Haute, Indiana
Near Tecumseh, Indiana as the fog is moving away on the Wabash River. Notice the great blue heron at the point of the sandbar.
This makes an interesting view of the water falls on a mountain stream in Colorado. It was taken by Jerry Hay from behind the falls looking out.
We have all heard the song: "Way down upon the Suwanee River". Jerry Hay was and found a highly developed, yet beautiful river.
Vincennes has a beautiful and historic riverfront along the Wabash River, including the amazing Lincoln Memorial Bridge.
Blue water and ice makes for beautiful scenery along the Wabash River. The river tends to run clearer during winter months, due to less algae in the water.
Sunrise on the West Fork of the White River at Spencer, Indiana. This photo was chosen to use on the cover on the White River Guide Book.
Amazing colors on display along the Indiana shore of the Ohio River. Taken from the bow of the Mississippi Queen by Riverlorian, Jerry Hay.
Nice stop-over on Staff Island during canoe trip on the Wabash River a few mile north of Terre Haute, Indiana
This waterway connects the Tennessee River with the Gulf of Mexico. This was taken by Jerry Hay from the bow of the Delta Queen Steamboat.
This is the mouth of the Gualala River in California where it flows into the Pacific Ocean. A long sandbar extends from the shore
Located at Memphis, this island has a great river museum and other attractions. In the background is what locals call the "Dolly Parton" bridge.
This beautiful river ends at the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The sandbar is the dividing line between the river and the ocean
On the Yukon River above Dawson City in the Yukon Territory. This was once a serious hazard for steamboats and still is for powerboats
Jerry Hay finds a beautiful camp in the Yukon Territory. It is paradise! (except for mosquitoes). There is no shortage of great camp spots.
This scene of the mighty Yukon River on a stormy evening showing the Dawson City Car Ferry crossing the river as we travel upriver.
Mile 38 on the Illinois River. Many are surprised at the remote and scenic places on the Illinois River. This photo was chosen for the cover of the Illinois Waterway Guidebook
This photo take at mile 454 was chosen for the cover of the Tennessee River Guidebook

Wabash River

This photo taken near Lafayette, Indiana was chosen for the new cover of the Wabash River Guidebook

Upper Arkansas River

Natural beauty and thrills await those taking a rafting trip here, near Buena Vista, Colorado. This rapids is called the "Widow Maker"

Cumberland Falls

On the Cumberland River in Tennessee. Beautiful, but not something that you would want to get too close to if portaging around it.