Canoeing in Kentucky

Canoeing Trips in Kentucky

Kentucky hosts many rivers and a National Park to explore and canoe! 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 Kentucky for you! If you've paddled Kentucky before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Guide to Canoeing in Kentucky

How many states have a river that you can paddle through a National Park?! The Green River flows through Mammoth Caves National Park, but that's not the only great destination in Kentucky. Read on for guides to planning your own canoeing trip to Kentucky, seeking out an outfitted trip, connecting with other paddlers, and many other resources! Find canoeing info on destinations such as:

  • Greyson Lake
  • Rough River Lake
  • Floyd's Fork
  • Green River in Mammoth Caves National Park
  • Cumberland River

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Planning a paddling trip? Practice Safer Paddling and remember to ALWAYS WEAR A LIFE JACKET!

Canoeing Locations in Kentucky

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

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

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

Connect With Canoeists in Kentucky

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