Kayaking in Rhode Island

Kayaking Trips in Rhode Island

Despite its small stature, Rhode Island contains over 500 square miles of waterways! Check out all kayaking trips in Rhode Island for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in Rhode Island for you! If you've paddled Rhode Island before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking in Rhode Island

This coastal state has a number of rivers that flow into Narragansett Bay as well as coastal ponds to paddle. Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Rhode Island:

  • Blackstone River
  • Upper Nemasket River
  • Wood River

Kayaking Locations In Rhode Island

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

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

Connect with Paddlers in Rhode Island

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