Best Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing in Alaska

This list represents the most popular flatwater kayaking & canoeing in Alaska. Use this list to plan your next Alaska flatwater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Nancy Lake Canoe Trails View Trail Details

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    Houston, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  7 hours - 2 days
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Take a picnic lunch to a blue-green alpine lake at the base of precipitous peaks and spires. The short walk is just right for families with children, ...

  • #2 Little Susitna River View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Wasilla, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  4-5 days
    •  84 miles
    •  Guide

    Because of easy road access and closeness to Anchorage and Palmer-Wasilla, the Little Susitna (Susitna means "sandy river" in Dena'ina) is one ...

  • #3 Swan Lake and Swanson River Canoe Routes View Trail Details

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    Sterling, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  2 days - 1 week
    •  60 miles
    •  Guide

    A long chain of lakes, streams, and rivers in the wooded northwestern Kenai Peninsula offers outstanding canoeing. Take a day or a week—many ...

  • #4 Swanson River Canoe System View Trail Details

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    Sterling, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  5-9 days
    •  60 miles
    •  Guide

    Rising in wetlands on the northern Kenai Peninsula, the gentle, slow-moving Swanson River links a 60-mile system of small lakes and rivers connected ...

  • #5 Beaver Creek View Trail Details

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    Fairbanks, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  7-21 days
    •  399 miles
    •  Guide

    Beaver Creek offers an excellent family or novice float and is one of the few road-accessible streams in Alaska designated as a Wild and Scenic ...

  • #6 Situk River View Trail Details

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    Yakutat, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  2 days
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning in Situk Lake, the Situk River flows southwesterly for 19 miles, ending in the Gulf of Alaska. Legendary for its spring and fall steelhead ...

  • #7 Kroto Creek, Moose Creek, and Deshka River View Trail Details

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    Anchorage, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  2-3 days
    •  35 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning at Kroto Lake, Kroto Creek flows south through forested hills, flats, and wetlands to meet Moose Creek, forming the Deshka River. Kroto ...

  • #8 Anvik River View Trail Details

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    Anvik, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  7 days
    •  121 miles
    •  Guide

    The Anvik is a little-known river outside of well-informed sport fishing circles, yet it is one of the most productive tributaries of the Yukon ...

  • #9 Goodnews River View Trail Details

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    Goodnews Bay, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  5 days
    •  60 miles
    •  Guide

    The Goodnews is an easy river with beautiful scenery and wonderful fishing. Short, and crystal-dear, it produces all five species of salmon as ...

  • #10 Kantishna River and Moose Creek View Trail Details

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    Bethel, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  10 days
    •  220 miles
    •  Guide

    The Kantislma, a good family wilderness float on anonteclmical, meandering Interior river, begins in the foothills of Mount McKinley and heads ...

  • #11 Middle Fork Koyukuk River View Trail Details

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    Bettles, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  5 days
    •  80 miles
    •  Guide

    The Middle Fork Koyukuk offers an interesting journey through historic gold mining country on a river that is accessible by road. The trip is ...

  • #12 Tyone River View Trail Details

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    Anchorage, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  5 days
    •  48 miles
    •  Guide

    The Tyone River makes a nice trip for families or novice paddlers who are experienced wilderness travelers. Rising in the vast lake-studded region ...

  • #13 Squirrel River View Trail Details

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    Kiana, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  5-7 days
    •  85 miles
    •  Guide

    The Squirrel is a readily accessible arctic river traversing varied scenery, with outstanding hiking. This is a good family trip for experienced ...

  • #14 Unalakleet River View Trail Details

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    Unalakleet, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  6 days
    •  65 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning in the Kaltag Mountains, the Unalakleet River flows 90 miles in a southwesterly direction to Norton Sound, just south of the village ...

  • #15 Togiak River View Trail Details

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    Togiak, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  5-6 days
    •  82 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an easy trip on an outstanding river in western Alaska, with exceptional wilderness scenery in its upper reaches. From Upper Togiak Lake, ...

  • #16 Chatanika River View Trail Details

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    Fairbanks, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  3-4 days
    •  128 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chatanika is a great river for a one-day family outing or a five-to seven-day trip. With headwaters in the rolling hills north of Fairbanks, ...

  • #17 Chilkat River View Trail Details

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    Haines, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  1 day
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chilkat River offers a delightful, swift float through the Chilkat Valley. Glacial in origin, the Chilkat runs silty for much of the year ...

  • #18 Porcupine River View Trail Details

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    Old Crow, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  10-14 days
    •  292 miles
    •  Guide

    The Porrupine offers an excellent novice river trip for those experienced in remote wilderness travel and is an ideal river for a family expedition. ...

  • #19 Nushagak River View Trail Details

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    Dillingham, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  10-14 days
    •  275 miles
    •  Guide

    With headwaters rising in the Nushagak Hills, the Nushagak flows southwest 275 miles to Nushagak Bay, picking up tributaries, large and small, ...

  • #20 Nowitna River View Trail Details

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    Galena, AK

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing 
    •  12-16 days
    •  290 miles
    •  Guide

    Rising in the Kuskokwim Mountains, the Nowitna River flows northward for nearly 300 miles and enters the Yukon River about 45 miles northeast ...