The Best Canoeing in Georgia

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

Top canoeing spots in and near Georgia

  • Woodstock, Georgia

    Kayak to Lake Allatoona Waterfall

    4.1
    Kayak from the Olde Rope Mill Park to the Lake Allatoona Waterfall (1.5 mile paddle from park to waterfall). This easy lake paddle is great for beginners.  Waterfall Coordinates: 34.1436403,-84.5330342  If it is warm, bring a bathing suit and play in the water! There are also numerous spots to ha...
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  • Evans, Georgia

    Kayak Betty's Branch

    5.0
    Beginning at Riverside Park, put in either at the concrete boat ramp or the beach. Paddle along until you exit the inlet and now you have a decision to make: right or left?Left: Turning left takes you on a longer and more difficult route than turning right (3 hours total), but it’s absolutely wor...
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  • Fargo, Georgia

    Paddle to Minnie's Lake

    4.0
    The paddle to Minnie's Lake from Stephen C. Foster State Park covers some of the most beautiful territory in all of the Okefenokee swamp.  Not only will you immerse yourself in beautifully flooded cypress forests, but you will also see plenty of wildlife along the way.  Bring your Canoe, Kayak, o...
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  • Augusta, Georgia

    Explore and Fish at the Savannah River Lock and Dam

    5.0
    Hidden in the back woods behind Augusta's domestic airport, the New Savannah River Lock and Dam is a favorite fishing spot for locals. Drive through the entrance to the park and you'll find a large selection of pavilions, fishing areas, a boat ramp, and even fish cleaning stations! Put your pole ...
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  • Lithia Springs, Georgia

    Kayak George H. Sparks Reservoir

    Sweetwater Creek State Park has a lot to offer in terms of adventure. One of the best things about this park is its proximity to the city of Atlanta. It is incredible how easy it is to feel like you are hours away from the city, even though Sweetwater is only several miles west of the city. It mi...
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  • Martinez, Georgia

    Kayak the Augusta Canal

    5.0
    Out of all the adventures in Augusta, Kayaking the Augusta Canal might be my favorite. Hosted by the Savannah River Rapids Park, single kayaks, tandem, and paddleboards are available for rent ($20-$40) from the Savannah Rapids Kayak Rental Center located on the Savannah River Rapids Trail. The la...
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  • Clarkesville, Georgia

    Paddle Lake Burton

    3.0
    Lake Burton is, in my opinion, Georgia's most scenic large lake.  It is completely surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and has some of the clearest water in the state.  Moccasin Creek State Park is a great launching point for all of your paddling adventures, whether you own your own vessel or ...
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  • Dahlonega, Georgia

    Kayak the Chestatee River South of Dahlonega

    4.0
    This six mile section of the Chestatee River is a safe, enjoyable float mostly away from civilization. There are several small rapids and bumpy areas (class 1) throughout, with two larger rapids (class 1-2) towards the end of the section. It does get pretty shallow in some sections, so keep watch...
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  • Euharlee, Georgia

    Paddle the Lower Etowah (Euharlee Road to 411)

    The nine mile stretch of river between Euharlee Road and 411 provides a beautiful getaway near Cartersville. As it sits downstream of Allatoona Lake, this is considered the Lower Etowah, and the temperament of the current depends largely on whether or not the Corps is releasing water upstream fro...
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  • Morganton, Georgia

    Camp at Morganton Point

    Morganton Point Campground is one of the most well-maintained campgrounds in North Georgia. There are sites available for both RVs and tents, but the tent section is separate from the RV area so don't worry about any noisy generators!  I camped at Site F, a tent-only campsite. This campsite (and ...
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  • Gainesville, Georgia

    Swim in Lake Sidney Lanier at Dogwood Park

    3.0
    Lake Sidney Lanier is pretty big, but you don't need to be overwhelmed when you visit the lake via Dogwood Park. The park has a large pavilion and a few other picnic tables, lots of shade trees, and a couple of ways to access the lake. On the left side, there's an abandoned marina (dangerous—it's...
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