Best Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing in Wyoming

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

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#1. Snake River: Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek


This is a calm trip through the Oxbow Bend area, which is famous for its views of the Teton Range. Varied birdlife, including eagles, ospreys, pelicans and waterfowl, can be expected along the route,…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 5 miles
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#2. Jenny Lake


A beautiful, small lake in the shadow of the Tetons. Bring your camera and fishing gear. Be aware of winds and waves, sometimes strong and developing quickly. Prevailing southwest winds can funnel…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moose, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 5 miles
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#3. Shoshone Lake: Lewis Lake to east end of Shoshone Lake


This trip crosses Lewis Lake, travels up the Lewis River Channel and along the south shore of Shoshone Lake to one of several possible campsites. Be aware of wind and waves on Lewis and Shoshone la…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Grant Village, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 14 miles
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#4. Snake River: Flagg Ranch to Lizard Creek Campground


This intermediate paddle floats the often complicated braided channel of the Snake River for 6 miles before entering the north end of Jackson Lake and following the lakeshore to Lizard Creek. Be awa…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Jackson, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 10 miles
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#5. String Lake


This is a peaceful, short paddle on a small, shallow lake that sits directly below the Tetons, excellent for beginners. Be aware of wind and accompanying waves, even on smaller lakes. Attractions in…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moose, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 3 miles
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#6. String Lake to Leigh Lake - Day Trip


This trip goes north through String Lake, over a short portage, to Leigh Lake, a beautiful, remote lake with two islands and great views of the Tetons immediately to the west. Be aware of wind and wa…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moose, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 7 miles
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#7. Jackson Lake: Colter Bay and Half Moon Bay


This is a very pleasant paddle through and around the inlets, channels, and islands just south of Colter Bay. The route travels through several narrow, almost intimate channels and inlets on the way…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 6 miles
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#8. Two Ocean Lake


This small lake, set in the moraines left by the glaciers that formed Pacific Creek, is somewhat off the beaten path, just east of the Jackson Lake area. It is a wonderful place to paddle if you ar…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 6 miles
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#9. Jackson Lake: Signal Mountain to Elk Island


This trip of moderate length takes you by Donoho Point, Hermitage Point, and counterclockwise around the largest island on Jackson Lake, Elk Island. The island and the inlets and bays on its north si…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 12 miles
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#10. Jackson Lake: Signal Mountain to Colter Bay


This trip offers a lot of variety as you paddle north from the boat launch at Signal Mountain, around Hermitage Point, and through the protected inlets and channels eventually leading into Colter Bay.…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 12 miles
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#11. Colter Bay to west side of Jackson Lake


This multi-day trip, the length of which is up to you, takes you along he less traveled west shore of Jackson Lake. Depending on your choice of several possible put-ins, this trip can also involve a f…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 30 miles
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#12. Jackson Lake: Colter Bay to Sargents Bay


This trip takes you north along the open east shore of Jackson Lake, with some exploring into larger inlets. This is a good trip for those seeking more of a big lake, open-water paddle, traveling as f…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 11 miles
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#13. Jackson Lake: Signal Mountain to Elk Island and Moran Bay


This long day trip takes you all the way across the south end of Jackson Lake and back along parts of the south shore, offering spectacular views of the Teton Range, particularly Mount Moran. This…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 14 miles
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#14. Jackson Lake: Signal Mountain to Donoho Point and Hermitage Point


This day trip tours part of the southeast portion of Jackson Lake as you paddle north around Donoho Point, an island. Jackson Lake is a long, large lake backed up against the Teton Range. With a convo…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 6 miles
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#15. Signal Mountain to Elk Island


This overnight trip is a big lake experience spent exploring part of the south end of Jackson Lake, with a night spent on Elk Island. The views of the Tetons are impressive throughout the trip. Be a…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 6 miles
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#16. Signal Mountain to south end of Jackson Lake - Option A


The south end of Jackson Lake is a good destination for those with limited time who want to see a varied waterscape and landscape. The lake's waters can stay relatively calm due to the westerly direct…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 11 miles
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#17. Signal Mountain to south end of Jackson Lake - Option B


This trip covers most of the south end of the lake, taking you through open water, protected inlets and bays, and around several islands, camping on three of them. Be aware of afternoon winds and acc…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 20 miles
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#18. Yellowstone Lake: Bridge Bay to Pelican Creek


Starting form the boating center of Yellowstone Lake, this trip follows the northwest shore, paddling past the historic Lake Hotel and on past the Yellowstone River as it flows from the lake, and then…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 9 miles
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#19. String Lake to Leigh Lake - Overnight


This trip gives you a taste of the Teton backcountry on a lake very manageable for even the novice paddler. The views of the Teton Range, in particular Mount Moran, are truly spectacular. Be aware…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moose, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 7 miles
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#20. String Lake to Leigh Lake - Multi-day


This lake is large enough to provide 3-day experiences, especially for those wanting a relaxed backcountry stay with plenty of time to explore the shore, to hike, or to fish. Be aware of afternoon…
From the guidebook "Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks"
Moran, WY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides