There are few outdoor activities quite as peaceful as gliding across quiet waters on a kayak. In Eureka Springs, Arkansas, there are two places meant for just that! Grab a friend or loved one and set out on Beaver Lake or the Kings River for a serene float filled with wildlife, nature’s calmness, and scenic views. Here are the best spots for Eureka Springs kayaking!
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Where to Find the Best Eureka Springs Kayaking
The Kings River
The Kings River begins in the mountainous Ozark National Forest and flows north for more than 90 miles where it spills into Table Rock Lake. One of the last remaining free-flowing rivers in the United States, the Kings River flows past stunning rock bluffs and tree-lined banks. It’s crystal clear waters are teeming with more than 59 species of fish including several kinds of bass and channel catfish.
At Kings River Outfitters, you’ll find several options for enjoying this spectacular river, including kayak and canoe rentals. Each kayak or canoe rental costs $75 and includes a lifejacket, paddles, and a shuttle ride. Kings River Outfitters also offers specialized fishing kayaks which offer a unique and maneuverable way to fish!
Nestled amidst the stunning Ozark Mountains, the 28,370-acre Beaver Lake is surrounded by hundreds of miles of shoreline with scenic limestone bluffs. When you stay with us at Beaver Lake Cottages, you’ll have access to exploring the lake with complimentary kayaks on site! One of our favorite times to kayak on Beaver Lake is during the sunrise. See magnificent colors that reflect magically on the water as you glide effortlessly through the lake. No matter what time you choose to head out on the lake, you’re sure to see spectacular views, wildlife, and natural beauty. This is just one of the many great perks of staying at Beaver Lake Cottages!
More Ways to Get Out on the Water
There’s more to do than just kayaking on Beaver Lake. If you can’t spend enough time on the water, take a look at our guide on the best Beaver Lake activities. It includes everything from sunset sails and pontoon boats to scuba diving and swimming. Also be sure to check our aquatic package below for an unforgettable day full of water activities!
Have the Ultimate Aquatic Adventure at Beaver Lake Cottages
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