Places to Canoe

Canoeing is the activity of paddling a canoe in a river or lake. These canoe excursions are called float trips. Canoeing usually refers exclusively to using a paddle to propel a canoe by human power. Many places provide canoe rentals to allow families or individuals the opportunity for a day or weekend canoe trip. Always wear life jackets and know the terrain before you go canoeing. This section of Backcountry Secrets is our list of places to canoe and canoeing routes. If you know of any other lakes or rivers to canoe, please share them.
Alabama
Lat/Lon: 31.1293071112, -87.3704561728
Canoeing
Alabama
Lat/Lon: 30.782327, -88.103657
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Alabama
Lat/Lon: 30.856185, -88.408442
Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Alabama
Lat/Lon: 30.384834, -87.798808
Canoeing
Alaska
Lat/Lon: 60.675386, -148.6575
Canoeing
Alaska
Lat/Lon: 60.124444, -149.433333
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Alaska
Lat/Lon: 61.4053, -149.1478
ATV/Motorcycle
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Kayak Park & Play
Mountain Biking
Snowmobiling
Alberta
Lat/Lon: 50.915156, -111.896095
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Alberta
Lat/Lon: 49.094683, -111.98935
Camping
Canoeing
California
Lat/Lon: 38.265798, -121.43954
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
California
Lat/Lon: 32.9884, -116.585541
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Kayak Park & Play
California
Lat/Lon: 40.509396, -121.433076
Backcountry Skiing
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Hot Springs
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
California
Lat/Lon: 39.630958, -121.994505
Canoeing
California
Lat/Lon: 39.587467, -122.525325
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 39.538074, -122.169428
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Connecticut
Lat/Lon: 41.98291, -72.487578
Canoeing
Florida
Lat/Lon: 30.317136, -87.404008
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Florida
Lat/Lon: 30.773293, -86.992278
Camping
Canoeing
Kayak Park & Play
Swimming Holes
Florida
Lat/Lon: 29.965643, -82.770309
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Georgia
Lat/Lon: 31.937887, -83.895035
Canoeing
Georgia
Lat/Lon: 34.76722, -83.920398
Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.369211, -157.709114
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.325458, -157.680431
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.117835, -111.288157
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.503911, -111.7629
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.41608, -111.3947
Canoeing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.894076, -115.675735
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.433014, -111.425915
Camping
Canoeing
Mountain Biking
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.307783, -112.1973
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Canoeing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.51225, -112.331452
Camping
Canoeing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.161888, -111.103878
Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 48.1188637, -116.117602
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Yurt Camping
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.433075, -113.317988
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.835455, -111.795158
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 45.363466, -114.299829
Camping
Canoeing
Caving / Spelunking
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Whitewater
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.251965, -111.756363
Canoeing
Whitewater
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.698846, -111.90457
Swimming Holes
Camping
Canoeing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.949507, -112.777231
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.659658, -111.436264
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.3348, -113.0426
Camping
Canoeing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.234917, -116.37532
Canoeing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.672895, -111.765357
Camping
Canoeing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.49124, -111.366048
Camping
Canoeing
Illinois
Lat/Lon: 38.145358, -88.953552
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Swimming Holes
Indiana
Lat/Lon: 41.633279, -85.9024
Canoeing
Indiana
Lat/Lon: 41.168575, -87.560349
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Maine
Lat/Lon: 44.319738, -68.253592
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Manitoba
Lat/Lon: 48.992834, -100.176086
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Maryland
Lat/Lon: 38.206185, -75.153437
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Kiteboarding & Kitesurfing
Maryland
Lat/Lon: 39.54509, -79.13725
Backcountry Skiing
Camping
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Swimming Holes
Michigan
Lat/Lon: 43.136882, -85.395784
Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Minnesota
Lat/Lon: 47.697935, -93.285406
Canoeing
Missouri
Lat/Lon: 37.28317, -91.405993
Camping
Canoeing
Nevada
Lat/Lon: 36.01, -114.7429
Camping
Canoeing
Hot Springs
Nevada
Lat/Lon: 36.013856, -114.739645
Canoeing
New Hampshire
Lat/Lon: 43.71589, -71.51591
Camping
Canoeing
Kayak Park & Play
New Mexico
Lat/Lon: 34.941487, -104.678027
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
New York
Lat/Lon: 44.891164, -75.139968
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
New York
Lat/Lon: 43.535685, -75.902588
Canoeing
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Hiking & Backpacking
North Carolina
Lat/Lon: 36.09307, -78.82432
Canoeing
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 41.070551, -82.253394
Camping
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 44.923001, -76.80954
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Kayak Park & Play
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 43.276643, -80.007248
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 45.635608, -78.359861
Canoeing
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 45.331593, -77.525949
Camping
Canoeing
Kayak Park & Play
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 43.166289, -79.331133
Canoeing
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 42.870114, -79.133663
Camping
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 43.098695, -79.286935
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 42.883008, -79.307041
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Oregon
Lat/Lon: 44.053544, -123.075371
Canoeing
Kayak Park & Play
Oregon
Lat/Lon: 43.841151, -122.689219
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Panama
Lat/Lon: 9.14385, -79.04466
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Swimming Holes
Whitewater
Pennsylvania
Lat/Lon: 41.82972, -78.96444
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Camping
Canoeing
Quebec
Lat/Lon: 45.58303, -75.98215
Camping
Canoeing
Caving / Spelunking
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
South Carolina
Lat/Lon: 32.695363, -79.8837
Canoeing
South Dakota
Lat/Lon: 43.894906, -103.482395
Camping
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Texas
Lat/Lon: 31.764954, -96.074409
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Texas
Lat/Lon: 32.999396, -97.096589
Camping
Canoeing
Kayak Park & Play
Texas
Lat/Lon: 31.944151, -97.396202
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Texas
Lat/Lon: 32.882398, -98.545732
Camping
Canoeing
Texas
Lat/Lon: 32.862658, -95.54461
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Kayak Park & Play
Texas
Lat/Lon: 30.285419, -94.191756
Canoeing
Utah
Lat/Lon: 41.745509, -111.956992
Canoeing
Utah
Lat/Lon: 40.2349, -111.7235
Canoeing
Vermont
Lat/Lon: 43.480515, -73.201733
Camping
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Virginia
Lat/Lon: 38.697053, -77.31843
Canoeing
Washington
Lat/Lon: 48.623775, -117.53633
Camping
Canoeing
Wisconsin
Lat/Lon: 43.944524, -90.0001
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Cross-Country Skiing
Snowmobiling
Wisconsin
Lat/Lon: 46.371095, -90.639782
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Wyoming
Lat/Lon: 44.9618, -108.2413
Canoeing
Wyoming
Lat/Lon: 43.589064, -108.214817
Canoeing