Canoeing in Kansas

Canoeing Trips in Kansas

Despite being prairie, there are many rivers to paddle in Kansas -- the Arkansas River and Kansas River alone offer about 40 public put in locations and over 300 miles of river to canoe! Find canoeing trips in Kansas for every level of canoeist. Whether you're looking for canoe rentals, a self-guided trip, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a canoeing trip in Kansas for you. If you've paddled Kansas before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Canoeing in Kansas

Continue reading below for more information on the rivers, lakes, and reservoirs of Kansas! Explore some of these paddling destinations in Kansas:

  • Missouri River
  • Turtle Creek State Park
  • Arkansas River
  • Olathe Lake

Canoeing Locations In Kansas

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Kansas! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Canoeing Trip in Kansas

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

Connect with Paddlers in Kansas

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going canoeing in Kansas? Check out the Message Boards for resources to help you get started.