Minnesota has 35 state water trails with over 4,500 miles of terrific paddling! Whether you want to kayak, canoe, or stay at a campsite on the river, you can find a place to paddle here.
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Planning for paddling
Recommended day and overnight trips »
Stand-up paddleboarding »
How-to videos from the American Canoe Association »
Getting gear and getting there
State parks with paddling rentals »
Paddling clubs and organizations »
Safety and rules
Licenses and fees »
Life jacket law »
Child life jacket law »
Paddling safety »