Kayaking in Missouri

Kayaking Trips in Missouri

Missouri is home to the Ozark Mountains and Mark Twain National Forest where there are many rivers to explore and paddle! Find kayaking trips in Missouri 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 kayaking trip in Missouri for you. If you've paddled Missouri 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 Kayaking in Missouri

Read on for guides to planning your own kayaking trip to Missouri, seeking out an outfitted trip, connecting with other Missouri paddlers, and many other resources! Explore some of the popular kayaking destinations below as noted by your fellow paddlers!

  • Buffalo River
  • Current River
  • North Fork of the White River
  • Jacks Fork River
  • Eleven Point River

Kayaking Locations in Missouri

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

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

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

Connect with Kayakers in Missouri

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

Kayaking in Missouri