There are some truly unique spots across Kansas to enjoy flatwater, stand-up paddleboarding. Whether you’re simply looking for a therapeutic paddle, an invigorating core workout, or maybe a little paddleboard yoga, there’s something in Kansas for you. Check out these five great spots for stand-up paddleboarding in the state.
Stand-up paddleboarders will enjoy the calm waters of Santa Fe Lake’s south shore. The easy waters are an excellent place for beginners to find their footing, but also a beautiful spot for the advanced paddlers to enjoy. Flatwater Fitness and Fun will provide you with rentals, lessons, and tours. Paddleboard rentals for a full day run at $75. You can participate in a PaddleFit Basic course, a PaddleFit SUP Fitness course, and several other one-hour classes for just $25 each.
Clinton State Park offers stand-up paddleboarders excellent flat-water spots on Clinton Lake near Lawrence. The clear waters, scenic views, and modern amenities make this a nice place to spend the day.
My first #SUP experience in #kansas (the state) ... but also ever!!!! Did not even stand up because is was a perfect #windsurfday- which natually goes along with a severe case of choppy water! But so much fun at the beautiful and stunning #lakeclinton ðŸš£ðŸ›¶ there might not be an ocean nearby but I would say this is pretty darn good #learntoloveandappreciate
If you’re a novice paddler, this is the option for you. The Kansas River is wonderfully scenic, affording immaculate views of the natural landscape surrounding the water trail. Kayaking, fishing, and canoeing are popular in the area, but the 173-mile Kansas River also makes for an excellent paddleboarding spot.
At the 1,600-acre Shawnee Mission Park, paddlers will find a beautiful, shimmering 120-acre lake to explore. The lake is available to boaters, fishers, sail boarders, and more. Johnson County residents can rent paddleboards for $9 per half hour, and non-residents can rent for $10 per half hour.
One of the largest parks in the Wichita park system, O.J. Watson Park offers a beautiful 40-acre lake for fishing and paddling. You can rent paddleboards and take SUP yoga classes with SUPWichita right nearby. Rates are $10 per half hour or $15 per hour. SUP yoga classes are just $20 for one hour. Be sure to keep up with their website and Facebook to find out about upcoming paddle trips and yoga classes!