If you are a novice paddler or don’t want to bother with your own equipment, sign up for a Ranger Led Canoe Tour. These only happen in the Spring (usually in April and May) and Fall (September to mid-November) on Friday and Saturdays. As they expertly guide you along the river, they will tell you more about the natural and cultural history of the park. Reservations can be made through Recreation.gov and each month’s tours open for reservation on the first of the prior month. The park staff will cancel tours for a number of reasons, like inclement weather, high winds, or unsafe water conditions.