Kayaking in Minnesota

Kayaking Trips in Minnesota

Commonly referred to as the land of 10,000 lakes, it should come as no surprise that there is an abundance of paddling in Minnesota! Combine that with 4,500 miles of rivers and 35 designated water trails, and rest assured, there is no shortage of water to dip your paddle in! Check out all kayaking trips in Minnesota for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in Minnesota for you! If you've paddled Minnesota before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Guide to Kayaking in Minnesota

With its vast network of lakes and rivers, you can paddle for a long time, especially if you know how to portage from one body of water to another! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Minnesota:

  • St Croix River
  • Cannon River
  • Root River
  • Voyageurs National Park

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

Kayaking Locations In Minnesota

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

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

Kayak Outfitters in Minnesota

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Minnesota: