Kayaking in Kansas

Kayaking Trips in Kansas

Despite being prairie, there are many rivers to paddle in Kansas -- the Arkansas River and Kansas River alone offer about 40 public put in locations and over 300 miles of river to kayak! Find kayaking trips in Kansas for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for kayak rentals, a self-guided trip, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayaking trip in Kansas for you. If you've paddled Kansas before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking in Kansas

Continue reading below for more information on the rivers, lakes, and reservoirs of Kansas! Explore some of these paddling destinations in Kansas:

  • Missouri River
  • Turtle Creek State Park
  • Arkansas River
  • Olathe Lake

Kayaking Locations In Kansas

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

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

Connect with Paddlers in Kansas

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going kayaking in Kansas? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.