Big Sky Montana Kayak, Canoe, SUP Rentals & Tours, Kayaking & Paddleboarding

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Kayak, Canoe & SUP

For a true adventure, take a canoe or kayak on the exciting Gallatin River. Challenge the Class II and III rapids for the thrill of a lifetime.

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Gallatin River (Whitewater Kayking)
The Gallatin River originates in Yellowstone National Park and flows through the scenic Gallatin Canyon. It has excellent views, but all eyes will be on the exciting whitewater rapids that dominate this rollicking river.

  • Taylor Creek to Cascade Creek
    The rapids range from intermediate to expert levels, with rolling waves, quick turns and sizable rocks. North of Big Sky, the difficulty increases.
  • Greek Creek to Squaw Creek Bridge
    The rapids here are fast and rocky, recommended for experts only. The narrowing canyon makes for tight turns and non-stop action.

Lake Levinsky (Canoeing and SUPing)
Right at the base of Big Sky Resort you'll find the small and serene Lake Levinsky. During the summer months there is often a rental tent set up with canoes, paddle boats, and stand up paddle boards. It's great for an afternoon family activity.

Ulery's Lake (Canoeing)
Located just west of Moonlight Lodge, Ulery's Lake is a peaceful lake surrounded by forest. You'll need to bring your own canoe or boat.

Hebgen Lake (Sea Kayaking)
Just south of Big Sky towards West Yellowstone, Hebgen Lake offers an enormous body of water that is great for all types of boating. Enjoy glassy waters for kayaking and canoeing in the early morning or evening. Rentals are available along the shore.

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Other Kayak, Canoe & SUP Resources

Pacific Northwest Outrigger Racing Canoe Association

The Pacific Northwest Outrigger Racing Canoe Association is an organization of outrigger clubs in the northwest. The association provides info on racing, classifieds, and regional clubs.

Montana River Action

Montana River Action is an organization determined to conserve and protect the rivers of Montana.