Per the manufacturer "It is challenging to answer a question about river use, because of the difference in river size and movement. For example, areas of the Mississippi have heavy barge traffic and associated waves, in which our boats wouldn’t be recommended. However, we do hear from satisfied customers who use Bass Hunter Boats in backwater areas of that same river. The big whitewater rivers would, of course, not be recommended. The broad answer to your question is that a great many of our customers are using Bass Hunter Boats in rivers. We particularly get great comments from those using our boats in the small rivers in the southeast, because of the boat’s ability to get through low water areas."