Kayaking in Austin

Kayaking Trips in Austin

Find kayaking trips in Austin 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 Austin for you.

Guide to Kayaking in Austin

Not only is it the capital of Texas, but the city of Austin is an amazing hub for outdoor activities given its proximity so many lakes, rivers, and parks. Read on for information on kayaking some of Austin's finest paddling destinations:

  • Colorado River
  • Lake Travis
  • Lady Bird Lake
  • South Llano River
  • Lake Buchanan

Read on for guides to planning your own kayaking trip to Austin, seeking out an outfitted trip, connecting with other Austin paddlers, and many other resources!

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Paddling Locations near Austin

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Viewing Bats by Kayak

Every summer night, hundreds of people gather to see the world's largest urban bat colony emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin, Texas. These 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats are fun to watch, especially from a kayak on the Colorado River / Lady Bird Lake!

Connect with Paddlers in Austin

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

Other Resources

There is lots of flat water near Austin awaiting you to kayak. Austin even has a great club to help you have an awesome trip!