Best Kayaking in Arkansas

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

  • Camp at Horseshoe Bend Campground, AR

    The campground has several sites along the shores of Beaver Lake. Its restrooms are clean and include free hot showers. The campground does not provide firewood. However, you are allowed to pick firewood from the surrounding woods. If there has...

  • Camp at Kyle's Landing

    Kyles Landing is located directly beside the beautiful Buffalo river, hardly a stone's throw from the cool refreshing water. With huge bluffs soaring over 400ft into the air, multiple hiking trails available, and access to the river itself, the ca...

  • Paddle the Buffalo National River: Ponca to Kyle's Landing

    Put in at the Ponca Bridge, or Steel Creek if the water is too low, for the most scenic float in Arkansas. Paddle surrounded by 3-400 foot bluffs, and through slightly challenging water here and there. Great float for kids as there are plenty of s...

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  • Paddle the Little Red River

    The Little Red starts at the base of Greers Ferry Dam. This river is crystal clear and is stocked with trout. Water temperature stays at around 46° F, so there is always a dense fog over the water creating a beautiful gloss over the area. Over tim...

  • Canoe or Kayak the Buffalo River From Pruitt Landing to Hasty

    The Buffalo River is America's first National River and flows freely for 135 miles. Many of the upper sections are whitewater, but lower down there are some great, flat, easy paddling spots that are fantastic for canoes!As with all river paddling ...

  • Kayak Little Sugar Creek

    Little Sigar Creek comes out of Bella Vista Lake, this upper section down through the golf courses is great fishing when the water is up. Little Sugar is a hidden gem in the middle of Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri. The section of creek...