Kayaking in Louisiana

Kayaking Trips in Louisiana

Louisiana is 15% water and that is a lot of water to explore. You can paddle bayous, lakes, and rivers! From flat water to white water, you can find kayaking trips in Louisiana 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 Louisiana for you. If you've paddled Louisiana before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Guide to Kayaking in Louisiana

Read on for guides to planning your own kayaking trip to Louisiana, seeking out an outfitted trip, connecting with other Louisiana paddlers, and many other resources! Read on and explore for info on popular Louisiana paddling destinations such as:

  • Bartholomew Bayou
  • Toledo Bend State Park
  • Sabine River
  • Atchafalaya River
  • Comite River

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

Kayaking Locations in Louisiana

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

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

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

Connect with Kayakers in Louisiana

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