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Kayaking in Austin, TX

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Kayaking in Austin

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Guide to Kayaking in Austin

Not only is it the capital of Texas, but the city of Austin is an amazing hub for outdoor activities given its proximity so many lakes, rivers, and parks. Read on for information on canoeing or kayaking some of Austin's finest paddling destinations:

  • Colorado River
  • Lake Travis
  • Lady Bird Lake
  • South Llano River
  • Lake Buchanan

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

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Articles about Austin Paddling

Viewing Bats by Kayak

Every summer night, hundreds of people gather to see the world's largest urban bat colony emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin, Texas. These 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats are fun to watch, especially from a kayak on the Colorado River / Lady Bird Lake! 

Connect with Paddlers in Austin

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

Other Resources

There is lots of great flat water near Austin awaiting you to Kayak, canoe and stand-up Paddleboard. Along with great water there is a great club to help you have a good trip! 

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