Canoeing in South Dakota

Canoeing Trips in South Dakota

South Dakota may not be the first destination you thought of for a canoe trip, but you'll be amazed at how many rivers and scenic destinations there are to go canoeing. Find canoeing trips in South Dakota for every level of canoeist. Whether you're looking for a day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a canoeing trip in South Dakota for you. If you've paddled South Dakota 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 South Dakota

Known more as a prairie land, South Dakota is home to a couple of beautiful rivers. Here are a few popular paddling destinations in South Dakota:

  • Missouri River
  • Custer State Park
  • Belle Fourche River
  • White River

Canoeing Locations In South Dakota

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in South Dakota! 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 South Dakota

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