Canoeing in Louisiana

Canoeing Trips in Louisiana

Louisiana is 15% water and that is a lot of water to explore. You can paddle bayous, lakes, and rivers! Find canoeing trips in Louisiana 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 Louisiana for you. If you've paddled Louisiana 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 Louisiana

Read on for guides to planning your own canoeing trip to Louisiana, seeking out an outfitted trip, connecting with other Louisiana paddlers, and many other resources! Read on and explore for info on popular Louisiana paddling destinations such as:

  • Bartholomew Bayou
  • Toledo Bend State Park
  • Sabine River
  • Atchafalaya River
  • Comite River

Canoeing Locations in Louisiana

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

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

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

Connect with Canoeists in Louisiana

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