Canoeing in Arkansas

Canoeing Trips in Arkansas

Home to one of the few remaining undammed rivers in America, you can find great lengths of rivers to paddle, just be sure to check the water levels before you go! Find canoeing trips in Arkansas for every level of canoeist. 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 Arkansas for you. If you've paddled Arkansas 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 Arkansas

Looking to canoe 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

Canoeing Locations in Arkansas

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

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

Connect with Paddlers in Arkansas

Canoe Outfitters in Arkansas

Looking to rent a canoe or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Arkansas:

Articles about Arkansas Paddling

Observations from Canoeing the Buffalo River

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.

Canoeing in Arkansas