Best Places to Canoe, Kayak, and Raft

Port your canoe down the water’s edge and get ready for the trip of a lifetime. These top spots provide everything from rushing thrills in a kayak, to tranquil paddling in a canoe, to serious chill out time floating down a lazy river. Grab your kayak or canoe and start paddling: the water is calling!

Cumberland Island, Georgia

Canoe and kayak in one of the largest pristine barrier islands in the world.

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Pictured Rocks National Park, Michigan

Paddle among brightly colored sandstone cliffs and towers.

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The Everglades, Florida

10,000 islands full of wildlife to explore.

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Buffalo National River, Arkansas

This 150 mile long river offers rushing rapids and deep swimming pools.

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Glacier Bay, Alaska

Glide through crystal clear waters and watch for whales and bald eagles.

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There are many more watery treks available in our National Parks list.