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Overnight Kayak Tours in Yellowstone National Park


 The Yellowstone backcountry offers a truly unique kayaking experience and is among the best paddling destinations in the world. 

Yellowstone Lake Overnight Kayak Tours

Yellowstone Lake is the largest lake above 7,000 ft in North America sitting at 7,733ft. The clear waters form the headwaters of the Yellowstone/Missouri river system. Yellowstone Lake has 136 Miles of shoreline to explore, so we offer 2-8 day overnight trips. On an overnight Yellowstone Lake trip you will see Yellowstone National Park as few people ever do. We will travel into areas of the lake open only to paddle craft where there is abundant wildlife, geothermal features, amazing scenery and solitude. Yellowstone Lake has beautiful campsites around the eastern perimeter of the lake which allow you to paddle all of the way down into the South, Southeast, and Flat Mountain arms of the lake to camp.

A kayaking trip with JHKS includes expert instruction and interpretation from our experienced guides and the best in kayaks and equipment. Participants will be able choose the latest designs of tandem or single touring kayaks, that have plenty of room to take all of the great food and cooking materials we need to prepare gourmet backcountry food for our camping adventure. Custom tours are available for 2 or more - let us create your Yellowstone adventure.


A beautiful beach campsite on Yellowstone Lake

Kayaking on an overnight trip in Yellowstone National Park
Kayaking on overnight trip in Yellowstone National Park

Lewis/Shoshone Lake Overnight Kayak Tours

Lewis/Shoshone Lake overnight trips allow you to see parts of Yellowstone that very few folks every experience.  Although it can be done in 2 days, this trip is a perfect 3-4 day camping trip to make sure you really get to experience the surenity of Shoshone Lake.  What makes Shoshone so special is that it is only accessible by hiking or paddle powered craft, so the only other folks you will see have made the human powered journey.  You will start your trip with a paddle across Lewis Lake and into the Lewis Channel (the only river open to boating in Yellowstone National Park).  After paddling up the Lewis Channel as far as water levels and currents permit, there is a section of river that requires walking up the stream bed with kayak in tow.  Shoshone Lake sits at the top of the Lewis Channel, and is the largest lake in the lower 48 states without road access and the second largest lake in Yellowstone National Park.  On Shoshone Lake there are beautiful campsites around the lake, abundant wildlife, amazing scenery, and a geyser basin along the lake with a primative trail system through it.

We offer 2-4 day trips on Lewis/Shoshone Lakes.  A kayaking trip with JHKS includes expert instruction and interpretation from our experienced guides and the best in kayaks and equipment. Participants will be able choose the latest designs of tandem or single touring kayaks, that have plenty of room to take all of the great food and cooking materials we need to prepare gourmet backcountry food for our camping adventure. Custom tours are available for 2 or more - let us create your Yellowstone adventure.

 

Custom Overnight Tours 2 day special/Deluxe 3 day special/Deluxe 4 day special/Deluxe
Two People $720 / $800 $925 / $1,045 $1,135 / $1,295
Three People $575 / $655 $825 / $945 $905 / $1,065
Four or More $515 / $595 $755 / $875 $825 / $985

* Deluxe overnights include a digital images with prints of your trip, Rendezvous Water Bottles & organic food for all meals.

Grand Teton & Yellowstone Park entry fees are not included

Shoshone Lake Geyser BasinShoshone Lake Geyser Basin

Breakfast on Shoshone LakeBreakfast on Shoshone Lake

 Hiking up the Lewis Channel
Hiking up the Lewis Channel to Shoshone Lake for an Overnight

Group Overnight Tours through REI Adventures

Join us on a prescheduled trip on Yellowstone or Lewis Lake through REI Adventures.  Meet for a gear orientation on Thursday evening and then spend 3 days and 2 nights kayaking and camping on the lakes of Yellowstone National Park.   For more details look at the Itinerary's below.  You must book these trips through REI Adventures website.

2014 Yellowstone Lake Dates:

  • June 19-22
  • September 4-7

2013 Lewis/Shoshone Lake Dates:

  • July 10-13
  • August 14-17, 21-24

Cost: $755 for REI members, $825 for non members

CHECK OUT THESE ITINERARYS!

 

 Cooking a gourmet meal on Yellowstone LakeCooking a gourmet meal on a Yellowstone Lake Overnight Trip

Glassy paddle across Shoshone Lake
Glassy paddle across Shoshone Lake on an REI Overnight Tour

 Call now to make a reservation (307)733-2471 or write info@jacksonholekayak.com

Jackson Hole Kayak School is a permitee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an equal opportunity provider

Overnight Kayak Tours in Yellowstone National Park