The Best Canoeing in Arizona

Looking for the best canoeing in Arizona? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Arizona. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top canoeing spots in and near Arizona

  • Willow Beach, Arizona

    Canoe Black Canyon on the Colorado River

    5.0
    20 mi
    This 10-mile canoe trip starts at Willow Beach and reaches all the way to the Hoover Dam, giving you front row seats to beautiful canyon walls, waterfalls, hot springs, (sauna) caves, hiking trails, and much more. There are multiple campsites along the river but not all have pit toilets so bring ...
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  • Prescott, Arizona

    Kayak at Watson Lake

    5.0
    Watson lake is relatively small so it makes a great place for beginners to kayak. One end of the lake is surrounded by large granite dells. Depending on the water levels you can kayak around and in between many of them. We kayaked around for about 2 hours before we felt like we had seen everythin...
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  • Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    Camp at Lake Havasu State Park

    3.0
    Lake Havasu is a premier lake dividing California and Arizona along with the Colorado River. Lake Havasu State Park has an abundance of amenities including 47 camp sites, 3 boat ramps, multiple picnic areas and a beach area. The state park sits just north of the famous London Bridge that was purc...
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  • Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    Stand Up Paddle in Castle Rock Bay

    5.0
    The Castle Rock Bay is a bit out of the beaten path, making it a quiet place to relax on Lake Havasu. The parking lot can be found off a dirt road off of Vista Dr. You will see the Castle Rock sign to the left heading towards the lake on Vista Dr. Drive along the dirt road for 150 yards or so bef...
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  • Willow Beach, Arizona

    Canoe Camp from Willow Beach to Hoover Dam on the Colorado River

    5.0
    First off, there is a lot of paddling involved...nothing too crazy, but just consistent. Most people start from the Hoover Dam and just float/ paddle down to the Arizona Hot Springs/ Camp and then finish at Willow Beach. But that also involves permits and you need to book it at least 6 months in ...
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  • Marble Canyon, Arizona

    Explore Paria Beach

    The area directly below Lee's Ferry campground is known as the Paria Riffle and Beach. The Paria is a small river that feeds into the Colorado River just north of the campground. Just park at the campground parking lot next to the river and walk a short distance to the sandy beach area where you ...
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