Kayaking in Idaho

Kayaking Trips in Idaho

With some of the best and most remote whitewater in the country, Idaho offers something truly special to the paddlers in a kayak. Find kayaking trips in Idaho 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 Idaho for you. If you've paddled Idaho before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking in Idaho

Ready for some beautiful wilderness? Amazing fishing? World-class Whitewater? There is no shortage in Idaho with the largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Idaho:

  • Payette River
  • Middle Fork of the Salmon River
  • Lake Coeur D'Alene

Kayaking Locations In Idaho

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

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

Connect with Paddlers in Idaho

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