Two kayakers paddle down the river.
Kayaking the Smith River

NPS: Michael Glore


Ranger-led Kayak Programs

For a limited time in summer, Redwood National and State Parks presents kayak tours of the Smith River—a crown jewel of the National Wild & Scenic River System and the largest free-flowing river system in California. Led by experienced park rangers, visitors will explore a variety of topics, including the unique geology of the Smith River watershed and how it contributes to the growth of the world’s largest trees, all while paddling pristine waters and enjoying unparalleled scenery. More »


Local Rentals and Guide Services

Experience kayaking on North Coast rivers, lagoons, harbors, coves, and in the ocean. The following links will take you to external websites.

Redwood Rides provides guided kayaking and rafting tours through the Smith River NRA and Redwood National and State Parks.

Kayak Zak's provides kayak instruction, guided trips and rentals at Stone Lagoon with a mobile unit seasonal at Big Lagoon.

Last updated: November 24, 2017

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