7 Top Kayaking Campgrounds

7 Top Kayaking Campgrounds

By John Rarity

Take the kayak and explore these lake- and river-side campgrounds, where you will also find plenty of hiking, fishing and other activities to make the most of a weekend getaway.

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Umbagog Lake State Park

New Hampshire

Lake Umbagog was voted one of the top 10 places to kayak in New England. Canoe, kayak and rowboat rentals on site make it easy to get your fix.


Folsom Lake State Recreational Area


Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, this 18,000-acre lake and recreation area offers plenty of opportunities for kayaking, hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding and boating.

Lake George

Lake George Escape

New York

Hike Mount Prospect, bike scenic trails, or cool off with water sports in the "Queen of American Lakes". From downtown shops and arcades to waterfront activities, you will have a hard time fitting in all the fun.

Yampa River

Lathrop State Park


Nestled in the shadow of the legendary Spanish Peaks, Lathrop State Park is known for its gentle climate, clear air, beautiful campsites, excellent fishing and boating.


Hillsborough River State Park


Hillsborough River State Park is one of Florida's oldest state parks and ranked number one in Reserve America's Top 25 Canoeing campgrounds for 2010.


Pawnee State Recreation Area


From fishing and archery to swimming and boating, this recreation area just outside of Lincoln offers a wide range of activities.


Council Grounds State Park


Set along the Wisconsin River, Council Grounds has 217 feet of beach, a fishing pier and wooded trails. Waterskiing and swimming are popular activities.

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