Kayaking in Nebraska

Kayaking Trips in Nebraska

Nebraska is a great place to find a peaceful paddling trip on one of its rivers or lakes. If rapids are more your thing, check out the Niobrara for rapids up to Class IV! Find kayaking trips in Nebraska 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 Nebraska for you. If you've paddled Nebraska 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 Nebraska

With a reputation as a prairie land, Nebraska is home to a number of beautiful rivers and water trails with big views! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Nebraska:

  • Niobrara River
  • Dismal River
  • Lake McConaughy
  • Platte River

Kayaking Locations In Nebraska

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

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