Here's some of our favorite canoeing areas
Twin Bridges Park
Rexburg, Idaho10.5 miles S of Rexburg, Idaho
Twin Bridges is a campground 12 miles South East of Rexburg on S. 600 E. It is maintained by Madison County Parks Department. It is a 27 acre park of pristine land rich with wildlife on the Snake...Camp, Canoe 13.8 mi
Big Elk Creek
Irwin, Idaho11.0 miles SE of Irwin, Idaho
Big Elk Creak Campground is a very versitile campground with plenty of activities to keep busy. Campgrounds are available, with three group sites that include picnic tables and campfire rings. There...Backpack, Camp, Canoe, Hike, Horseback, Kayak
Jefferson County Lake (AKA Rigby Lake)
Rigby, Idaho2.0 miles N of Rigby, Idaho
Rigby Lake has long been a favorite swimming hole for those in the area. The county has taken it well under its wing and made it a buzzing spot on any warm summer day. Along with the long standing...Camp, Canoe, Dive, Kayak, Sled, Swim
Ashton, Idaho18.3 miles E of Ashton, Idaho
Horseshoe Lake is hidden back in the Targhee National Forest. It's a beautiful lake with plenty of lily pads. The road to get there is well maintained and there are many options for pull-outs...Camp, Canoe, Dive, Swim 3.6 mi
Alta, Wyoming16.4 miles NE of Alta, Wyoming
String Lake is a shallow lake that connects Leigh Lake and Jenny LakeÂ at the base of Mount St. John and Rockchuck Peak. From the lakeshore, you can also take in beautiful views of Teewinot and Mt....Canoe, Hike, Kayak, Swim 0.6-3.7 mi
Umstead State Park
Raleigh, North Carolina9.7 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
People in North Carolina’s Triangle find respite in the natural haven that is William B. Umstead State Park. Umstead State Park is an impressive 5,579 acres of nature’s wonders in the...Camp, Canoe, Hike, Horseback, Mountain Bike 1.0 mi
Lewis & Clark Caverns
Whitehall, Montana10.9 miles E of Whitehall, Montana
The Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park encompasses 3,015 acres that you can explore by foot, on a bike, in a canoe or in a tent. The most famous feature of the park is the Lewis & Clark...Camp, Canoe, Cave, Hike, Mountain Bike
McCall, Idaho10.4 miles NE of McCall, Idaho
McCall is a beautiful resort town located in western Idaho, two hours north of Boise. It's feautures a multitude of activity of activities in both the Winter and Summer months, including:...Backpack, Camp, Canoe, Cross-country Ski, Hike, Kayak, Mountain Bike, Sled, Snowshoe, Swim 1.4 mi
Queen Anne Creek
Edenton, North Carolina0.2 miles W of Edenton, North Carolina
Locals in Edenton recommend Queen Anne Creek for great kayaking and canoeing. To begin this adventure park your car at the Roanoke River Lighthouse and head across the park to the...Canoe, Kayak
- Plan Ahead and Prepare. Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit. Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies. Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use. Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups. Repackage food to minimize waste. Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns or flagging.
- Travel & camp on durable surfaces. Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow. Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams. Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.
- Dispose of waste properly. Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter. Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished. Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products. To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.
- Leave what you find. Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts. Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them. Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species. Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.
- Minimize campfire impacts. Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the environment. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light. Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires. Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand. Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.
- Respect wildlife. Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them. Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers. Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely. Control pets at all times, or leave them at home. Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.
- Be considerate of other visitors. Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail. Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock. Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors. Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.