Kayaking & Canoeing in Wisconsin
Paddling in Wisconsin
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:
- Lower Fox River
- Northern Lake Michigan Solo Kayaking Expedition
- St Croix National Scenic Riverway
- Turtle-Flambeau Flowage
- Kickapoo River
- View all community trips in Wisconsin
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:
Articles About Wisconsin Paddling
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.
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:
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!