Kayaking on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park

We aim to be your top resource for finding paddling trails for kayaking, SUP, canoeing and more. If you need help or a recommendation, always feel free to send us a note and we’ll respond directly and maybe even add more to Paddle Your State.

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Paddling Destinations in North America

From SoCal to Maine, Florida to the Pacific Northwest, find the best rivers, lakes, streams and bays.

Expert Paddling and Wellness Tips

It’s great to be a beginner, but it’s also awesome to hear from others and have even better experiences! A big portion of improvement focuses on health and fitness. Get tips for staying active and enjoying time on the water.

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Paddling Gear Reviews and Recommendations

Get outfitted with the right gear for every budget. Reviews, favorite online shops and more to get you on the water sooner.

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Kayaking, SUP and Rafting Tours

Hiring a guide is a great idea if you’re visiting a new destination. Check out our top tour recommendations!

Born from the need to easily find paddling spots while traveling, PYS is the go-to resource for waterways, tours, tips and all types of paddling equipment. Whether you’re into SUP, kayaking or rafting with a guide, Paddle Your State has you covered!

Paddling Gear Reviews & Recommendations

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Single, double, inflatable… River, sea, crossover… Everything.

As we test and try paddling gear, we’ll share the latest reviews. Whether you’re looking for a new kayak or SUP, or you need ideas for the right sort of photography gear for paddling, we’ve got it all!

More Destinations we Love

Check out our other sites too, because we love to share our adventures and work with locals to help people visit respectfully and create great memories. Our full family of sites includes:

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If you’re interested in having us help tell your local story and partner up to encourage responsible tourism and supporting local businesses, please let us know! We love projects like this and are happy to share.