Canoeing in Texas

Canoeing Trips in Texas

As the second largest state in the country, there is a lot going on in Texas. Many people may imagine desert or cattle ranches. But did you know Texas is in the top 10 for most water area of the states? With over 7,000 square miles of water, rest assured that you have paddling options! Check out all canoeing trips in Texas 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 Texas for you! If you've paddled Texas 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 Texas

Many rivers flow through the large state of Texas, offering fun and enjoyable paddling for all skill levels! And with long rivers, there are great options to spend a few nights on the river. Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Texas:

  • Rio Grande River
  • Brazos River
  • Neches River

Canoeing Locations In Texas

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

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

Connect with Paddlers in Texas

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going canoeing in Texas? Check out the Message Boards for resources to help you get started.