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Trip Planning & Paddling Locations

Have you ever wanted to paddle somewhere new and exotic? Well look no further. Whether you're searching for a new river to try out your latest skills or you just want to do something fun on your next vacation, this page will give you the information you need to plan your next trip.
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Southern Paddling
Here is information on many of the options for paddling canoes, kayaks, rafts, and paddleboards in the south.

Finding Places to Paddle in Georgia
This page is your guide to finding the perfect Georgia canoe or kayak destination to fit your needs.

Learn What to Take on Your Next (or first) Overnight Paddling Trip
Make sure you don't forget anything on your next canoe camping trip. A properly planned trip often involves lots of research, conversation, and packing. An overnight canoe trip checklist can be the difference between being fully prepared or forgetting something that is important to your paddling trip.

Kayaking, Canoeing, and Rafting in Alabama
The state of Alabama has all the kayaking and canoeing options you can possibly think of. Here is information that will help you find the perfect paddling destination within the State of Alabama.

How To Plan an Overnight Canoe or Kayak Paddling Trip
Canoe camping is an outdoor activity experienced by only a few. There are many factors to consider in the planning of an overnight canoe or kayak trip. The beginning canoeist and expert alike must consider these 10 things before setting out on an overnight paddling excursion.

Tennessee Kayaking, Canoeing, and Rafting
Here is all the information you need to go kayaking, canoeing, and rafting in Tennessee.

Virginia and Washington D.C. Kayaking, Canoeing, and Rafting
Kayaking, canoeing, and rafting options in the state of Virginia. The state of Virginia has a diverse range of kayaking and canoeing options within its borders. There’s sea kayaking along Virginia’s coast, whitewater kayaking in the mountains and in the immediate surrounding states, and plenty of recreational paddling and historic canoe...

Kayaking, Canoeing, and Rafting in Maryland
Here’s some kayaking and canoeing options in the immediate vicinity of the Chesapeake Bay State. There is access to all types of paddling within the borders of the State of Maryland. There’s sea kayaking along Maryland’s coast, whitewater kayaking in the mountains and in the immediate surrounding states, and plenty of recreational paddling and...

South Carolina Kayaking and Canoeing
Here is a guide to discovering some of those kayaking (and canoeing) options in and around the state of South Carolina.

North Carolina Kayaking, Canoeing, and Rafting
Here is a guide to discovering the rafting, kayaking, and canoeing options in and around the state of North Carolina.

Setting Up a Paddling Shuttle With Only One Car
Setting up a paddling shuttle can be an adventure in and of itself. A “shuttle” refers to the procedures surrounding getting paddlers and all of their gear to and from the water while on a paddling trip. This article outlines the options for paddlers who are seeking to setup a paddling shuttle with only one vehicle.

Everything You Need to Know About Setting Up a Canoe or Kayak Shuttle
When paddling down a river, whitewater or not, paddlers typically don’t finish in the same place as they started. It is in these cases in which the paddlers need to setup what is known as a “shuttle” to ensure that they, their canoes and kayaks, and even their vehicles are picked up at the end of the day.

National Rivers that are Part of the National Park System
At present, there are 5 national rivers in the National Park System. Learn all about the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, the Buffalo National River, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, the New River Gorge National River, and the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Kayaking Lake Powell and Rafting the Colorado
Here is great information regarding kayaking and rafting in the Southwestern United States.

Big South Fork National River in Tennessee and Kentucky
A wide variety of recreational uses are promoted at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking are popular in the spring months while canoeing and canoe camping on non-whitewater sections are available all year.

Sea Kayaking in San Juan Island
Learn all about sea kayaking, whale watching, and wildlife tours off San Juan Island, Washington.

Kayaking in Washington, D.C.
This article provides great information about paddling along the C & O Canal, the Potomac River and more. If you live in or around Washington, D.C. or will be visiting in the near future, be sure to check this article out so you don't miss any of the great paddling opportunities in the area.

Paddling "Float Plan" Document
It is always a good idea to let others know when you are going on a paddling trip. Paddlers, like all outdoor enthusiasts, often overlook this step in an effort to get on the road as quick as they can. This form makes it easy to leave all of the necessary information about your trip with someone you trust.

How to Plan Food for a Multi-Day Paddling Trip
This article gives you all the information you'll need to plan and pack your food for a multi-day paddling trip.

Frequently Asked Questions About Planning a Kayaking Trip
Are you planning a recreational kayak trip? This page has the answer to a list of FAQs that you too may be asking.

Canoe Destination Guide
Are you interested in going on a wilderness canoeing trip? This destination guide compiled by experts will help you with all of your planning needs.

Recreational Paddling Trip Checklist
Are you going to rent a canoe, kayak, or paddle boat with some friends? This article gives a great checklist of the items you will want to bring.

How to Find New Kayaking Friends
Here are some suggestions to help you find some new kayaking partners and keep you from making a go of it solo on your next kayaking trip.

Kayaking When You Don’t Know Anyone on the Water
Here are some tips on how to find someone to paddle with the day of your kayaking trip.

To Run Shuttle or Do an Out and Back Paddling Trip
Here’s a guide to help you make the decision of whether to put the effort in up front and run shuttle for your kayaking trip, or to just put in and do an out and back.

Paddling in the State of Texas
Here is all of the information you’ll need to find out where and how you can kayak, canoe, and paddleboard in the State of Texas.

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