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Canoeing & Kayaking in Arkansas

Paddling Locations in Arkansas

Canoeing & Kayaking in Arkansas

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

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Guide to Canoeing & Kayaking in Arkansas

Looking to canoe, kayak, or paddle the southeastern state of Arkansas? Find launch sites or trip reports from your fellow paddlers along top Arkansas paddling destinations:

  • Mississippi River
  • Cossatot River
  • Beaver Lake 
  • Buffalo River
  • Table Rock Lake

Read on for guides to planning your own kayaking trip to Arkansas, seeking out an outfitted trip, connecting with other Arkansas paddlers, and many other resources!

Plan a Paddling Trip to Arkansas

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

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

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Articles About Arkansas Kayaking & Canoeing

Observations from Canoeing the Buffalo River

A distance of around 130 miles. Administered by the National Park Service, the protected Buffalo is one of the few remaining un-dammed rivers in America. With the exception of some well-maintained Park Service campsites (with room for dozens of tents!), there is no development along the shores.

Connect with Paddlers in Arkansas

Other Resources

Arkansas shares a border with the Mississippi River and has 33 rivers that go all the way through the state. It hosts flat water as well as white water that goes all the way up to class V.

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