Kayaking in Texas

Kayaking Trips in Texas

"Everything is bigger in Texas" is a common phrase to hear. And not without reason. As the second largest state in the country, there is a lot going on in Texas. But did you know Texas is in the top 10 for most water area of the states? That's a lot of paddling potential! Check out all kayaking trips in Texas 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 Texas for you! If you've paddled Texas before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking in Texas

With its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, there are lots of coastal paddling destinations. In addition, a number of rivers empty into the Gulf on the coast of Texas, which means they have to flow through the state somewhere! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Texas:

  • Colorado River
  • Neches River
  • Brazos River

Kayaking Locations In Texas

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

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

Connect with Paddlers in Texas

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