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Kayaking & Canoeing in Wisconsin

Paddling in Wisconsin

Kayaking & Canoeing in Wisconsin

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All of our Wisconsin paddling locations are from paddlers like you. Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our locations map!


About Paddling in Wisconsin

An absolute must-paddle destination for canoeists and kayakers alike! Beautiful Wisconsin is blessed with many water types and over 84,000 miles of rivers! A few highlights of places to paddle include:

  • Lake Michigan and Lake Superior
  • Over 15,000 Lakes
  • Lake Winnebago
  • The Apostle Islands
  • 84,000+ Miles of Rivers
  • River Trails
  • Kayak Fishing

Plan a Paddling Trip to Wisconsin

Throughout the decades, many of our community members have paddled throughout Wisconsin and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a trip report. Read a few examples of Wisconsin community trip reports or view all Wisconsin community trips below:

Have you paddled in Michigan? Post Your Trip and share with the community!


Plan an Outfitter Trip in Wisconsin

There are many experienced outfitters in Wisconsin that would love to give you a guided experience you will never forget ranging from an afternoon on the water to multi-week adventures. Check out some favorite Wisconsin outfitted trips and view all of the outfitted Wisconsin trips below:

Submit a Float Plan

Articles About Wisconsin Paddling

The Great Lakes: A Little Slice of the Sea

Deep in the heart of North America, surrounded by forest and field, there is an ocean. A vast inland sea containing nearly a quarter of the world's fresh water — enough to flood the lower 48 states to a depth of almost ten feet — the Great Lakes contain upwards of 35,000 islands, and their 10,000 miles of shore rival that of the US ocean coastlines.

What Is Canoecopia?

Canoecopia had its humble beginning back in 1976, when the present day organizer, Darren Bush, had hippie hair and a Grumman canoe. It started off as a sidewalk sale for the Madison, Wisconsin outdoor store, Rutabaga. Now it's rated as the largest outdoor show in North America, bringing in over 20,000 visitors who shop for gear and become educated.

Connect with Paddlers in Wisconsin

Looking to connect with other paddlers in Wisconsin? Below are a number of resources to help get you started:

Other Resources

There are over 15,000 lakes and 84,000 miles of rivers awaiting you to canoe, kayak, or SUP in The Badger State! Pick a boat and get out there!

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