Best Kayaking in Arizona

Looking for the best kayaking 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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Kayak Antelope Canyon

    Antelope Canyon is perhaps the most well-known and most photographed slot canyon in the United States. But many people probably don’t realize that you can also kayak a portion of the canyon. Just five miles north of Lower Antelope Canyon on BIA ...

  • Kayak Canyon Lake Reservoir

    Canyon Lake is located in a National Recreation Area. It was created by the damming of the Salt River, in Arizona, specifically by the Morman Flat Dam. The lake sits at an elevation of 1,660' and has a mean depth of 130', and an area of 1.484 mi²....

  • Explore Lake Pleasant, AZ

    Located just 30 minutes from the outskirts of Phoenix, AZ lies a 10,000 acre desert oasis known as Pleasant Lake Regional Park. This expansive body of water serves as a great opportunity to beat the heat of the central Arizona sun, while taking in...

  • Camp at Patagonia Lake State Park

    Patagonia Lake State Park is located about 70 miles southeast of Tucson on State Route 82, 7 miles south of Patagonia, Arizona. Coming from the north, the drive to Patagonia Lake State Park is very scenic; the road winds through rolling hills and ...

  • Camp at Knoll Lake

    The Campground is seasonal and is located on the left just before the lake. There are 33 well-developed units that offer fire-rings, grills, drinking water and vault toilets. No reservations are accepted and you will need to check in with the camp...

  • Deep Water Soloing at Clear Creek

    For the best deep water soloing, go left after unloading the canoes or kayaks. At first, you might see a lot of people, but the further you paddle, the calmer and more peaceful it gets!Getting there: North on I-17, exit 285 at Camp Verde and go Ea...

  • Kayak at Watson Lake

    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...

  • Kayak Glen Canyon

    Starting at Lee's Ferry, you meet with a boat that will back haul you up the river close to Glen Canyon Dam for approximately $150/2 people, plus your gear. There is an overnight parking lot available. The river is swift in some spots where it wou...

  • Kayak Camp on Lake Powell

    Kayak camping right on the beaches of Lake Powell and then paddling out into the stillness of the morning to hike antelope canyon is one of my all time favorite memories.  Just across from the Antelope Point Launch Ramp is a fantastic beach with s...

  • Camp at Lake Havasu State Park

    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 ju...

  • Stand Up Paddle in Castle Rock Bay

    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....

  • Kayak the Lower Salt River

    It's not an Arizona summer without time spent on the Salt River!  And there's no better way than by kayak.  Summertime on the Lower Salt is full of people, mostly in tubes and on SUP's.  Getting on the river in the early hours of the morning help ...