"River Guide Wants People To Paddle The Mighty Mississippi, Not Fear It"

John Ruskey, owner of Quapaw Canoe Company, builds his own canoes, leads trips down the Mississippi, and has taught kids how to paddle down the river. He's one of my favorite people in the Delta, and I was so glad to see that NPR's Melissa Block did a story about him. John took Patrick, his family, and me on a trip paddling down the river and out to Buck Island, and we loved it. 

Quapaw has three locations: Clarksdale, Natchez, and Helena.  

During high water season, water floods the trees and you enter what seems like a secret, underwater forest. You canoe around the trees. Yes, it's as magical as it sounds. 

During high water season, water floods the trees and you enter what seems like a secret, underwater forest. You canoe around the trees. Yes, it's as magical as it sounds.