Kayaking ‘Roots’ in the Forest
Many of our National Forests offer an abundance of beautiful rivers and lakes, all ideal for a great kayaking trip.
From mountains, forestry, wildlife, wide lakes and meandering rivers with plenty of campsites along the way – there is something for everyone.
Here we have seven locations offering a broad range of scenery to enjoy as you paddle along.
The U.S. Forest Service that are in charge of looking after our National Forests actively encourage outdoor recreational activities so feel free to add some hiking and camping to your next kayak adventure.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness – Superior National Forest, Minnesota
One of the most famous paddles in the country if not the most famous is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota. The Area contains more than 1200 miles of canoe routes and upwards of 2000 campsites.
Prince William Sound – Chugach National Forest, Alaska
The next time you head up to Alaska, be sure to plan to kayak Prince William Sound where you’ll be surrounded by towering glaciers and joined by orcas. Within the sound, sixteen rustic Forest Service cabins offer respite during your journey on the Chugach.
More great locations on the next page . . .