Canoeing in Alaska

Canoeing Trips in Alaska

With nearly 30 million acres of inland water and over 6,000 miles of shoreline, there is no shortage of paddling in Alaska! Coupled with the rough and beautiful wilderness that is Alaska, this is one amazing place to paddle! Find canoeing trips in Alaska 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 canoeing trip in Alaska for you. If you've paddled Alaska 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 Alaska

Everything is big in Alaska! The wildlife, the glaciers, and the paddling opportunities! Explore some of these paddling destinations in Alaska:

  • Eagle River
  • Tanana River
  • Knik River

Canoeing Locations In Alaska

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

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

Connect with Paddlers in Alaska

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