The Best Kayaking in Pennsylvania

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

Top kayaking spots in and near Pennsylvania

  • Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania

    Canoe and Camp in the Delaware Water Gap

    4.7
    This is one of those easy, simple and truly relaxing adventures you can embark on this summer. Thanks to outfitters such as Kittatinny Canoes you'll have everything ready for you when you arrive, minus of course your camping gear. They will pick you up at the destination of your choice along the ...
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  • Forksville, Pennsylvania

    Camp at World's End Park Campground

    5.0
    World's End Campground is tucked into a valley in the Loyalsock State Forest. Recreational opportunities abound here. Lay low and explore the valley, hike to the ridges and take in the views, or play in the Loyalsock creek which runs by the campground. The lush Pennsylvania wilderness makes for a...
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  • Gardners, Pennsylvania

    Camp at Pine Grove Creek Campground

    Located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pine Grove Creek Campground is prime Pennsylvania hiking territory. The campground is not far from the Appalachian trail and shares much of its natural beauty. Fuller and Laurel lakes present ample opportunities for swimming, fishing, and boating. The for...
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  • Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

    Kayak Camp the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

    5.0
    Start at the Big Meadows parking area in Ansonia. The water access is at Marsh Creek but almost immediately meets up with Pine Creek. Arrange a shuttle service with Pine Creek Outfitters to either pick you up or shuttle your vehicle to the take out at Blackwell and also pick up one of their wate...
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  • Kane, Pennsylvania

    Camp at Dewdrop Recreation Area

    The Dewdrop Campground in Northern Pennsylvania brings you in touch with the Allegheny Reservoir, a tranquil refuge in a serene national forest. Recreational activities abound--take the day to hike, fish, kayak, sunbathe, bird, or whatever it is your heart desires. Each season offers unique wildl...
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  • Coolbaugh Township, Pennsylvania

    Camp at Tobyhanna Park Campground

    Tobyhana Campground is in Pennsylvania's Tobyhana State Park. Hoisted up into the mountains, this spot is truly refreshing. Hike or mountain bike through the woods, take to your kayak, or simply kick back and relax. Each season offers a unique glimpse of this beautiful park, so no matter what tim...
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  • Waterville, Pennsylvania

    Kayak and Fish at Little Pine Lake

    5.0
    Little Pine State Park is a beautiful park in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania near Waterville. The lake is just above the campground and dam. Follow the signs at the picnic area to the boat launch.The lake offers a variety of fishing, stocked and native trout, smallmouth bass, pickerel, sunfish, ...
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  • Morris, Pennsylvania

    Kayak or Canoe Pine Creek: Blackwell to Black Walnut Bottom

    The start of this trip is at the Blackwell boat launch.  Get some friends together and organize a trip, leave a car at Black Walnut Bottom for the take out.  Pine Creek can be very low in summer, check this water gauge, I recommend a minimum level of 1.8 feet.  Optimal would be 2.5-3.5 feet.  If ...
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  • Trout Run, Pennsylvania

    Fish at Rose Valley Lake

    Rose Valley Lake, if you did not know is not a natural lake, it is man made. Construction of the 389-acre lake was completed in 1972. I prefer to fish for bass from the boat, but I will not hesitate to go out ice fishing in the winter either. On the lake, boats are limited to electric motors or g...
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  • White Haven, Pennsylvania

    Kayak the Francis E. Walter Dam

    The Francis E. Walter Dam, located in White Haven, Pennsylvania, is truly an amazing location. Constructed in 1961, Francis E. Walter Dam, has prevented nearly $180 million in flood damages to the Lehigh River Valley. The reservoir was designated for recreation use by Congress in 1988. While kaya...
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  • Greentown, Pennsylvania

    Camp at Rustic Bear Wallow Cabins

    Rustic Bear Wallow Cabins are the ideal compromise between going camping and staying home. Enjoy an intimate connection with the natural landscape of Pennsylvania, including two lakes and the Pocono Plateau of Promised Land State Park. Explore the rich landscape, enjoy the water, and come home to...
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  • New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Buffalo Ridge Trail

    2.5 mi
    This hike is marked as one of the most difficult at Little Buffalo, but we didn't find it to be overly exhausting. For someone that is used to hiking, this trail is a breeze. There are a few semi-steep inclines, but for the most part the trail is easy to navigate. There are picnic tables located ...
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  • Greentown, Pennsylvania

    Camp at Pickerel Point Campground

    Pickerel Point Campground rests on a peninsula of the Promised Land Lake, where miles and miles of forest are punctuated by this beautiful body of water. Open sky, fresh mountain air, and the wind whispering through the maples and oaks makes for a truly enchanting place. Campers can engage all ki...
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  • Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania

    Camp at Dingmans Campground

    Dingmans Campground nestles into Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains. Find time for reflection during walks and hikes through the quiet forest, go fishing or explore the Delaware River by canoe or kayak, and take in the open sky from the heart of a sweeping meadow. Endless opportunities for recreatio...
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  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    Kayak from Susquehanna State Park

    This adventure can be started from the boat launch at Susquehanna State Park in Williamsport, PA.   The river is slow moving and calm in this section.   Since the river is slow you can easily paddle up river and then return to the same boat launch. A short round trip can be made by paddling west ...
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  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania

    Kayak/Camp in the Delaware Water Gap

    5.0
    15 mi
    Take a multi-day kayak or canoe trip in the Delaware Water Gap! Starting at the launch area at Milford Beach, you can kayak downstream in remote waters for 12-13 miles before you reach campsites for your first night of camping on the water. The next day, you can kayak about 6-7 more miles before ...
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