Kayaking in Montana

Kayaking Trips in Montana

Montana definitely falls into the "wild west" category of adventure! With not a lot of people and a ton of protected land and waters, Montana is a great place to kayak! Check out all kayaking trips in Montana 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 Montana for you! If you've paddled Montana before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Kayaking in Montana

With over 60 named rivers in the state ranging from Class I-VI, there is an endless amount of wild and beautiful paddling to be done! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Montana:

  • Blackfoot River
  • Missoula River
  • Upper Missouri River

Kayaking Locations In Montana

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

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

Connect with Paddlers in Montana

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

Kayak Outfitters in Montana

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Montana: