Canoeing in Alabama

Canoeing Trips in Alabama

With over 23 lakes and its own water trail, Alabama has a lot of opportunities for for a wide variety of trip lengths! Whether you're looking for a guided trip, canoe rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a canoe trip in Alabama for you! If you've paddled Alabama 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 Alabama

The Alabama Scenic River Trail has designated 650 miles of water trail that travels from the mountainous northeastern part of the state to the Gulf of Mexico! With about 5,300 miles of additional miles of waterways connected into it, paddling opportunities abound! Search through the info below to find details on popular spots like:

  • Styx River
  • Tallapoosa River
  • Choctawatchee River
  • Perdido River
  • Big Escambia Creek

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

Canoeing Locations in Alabama

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

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

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

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Connect with Canoers in Alabama

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

Canoeing in Alabama