View of Wisconsin Dells kayaking on the Wisconsin River

Wisconsin Dells may be known for its waterparks, but there are plenty of ways to get on the water for those who want to explore the natural side of the Dells. Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown, you can access fantastic paddle adventures on the scenic Wisconsin River and several lakes. Stay with Sand County Vacation Rentals and access Wisconsin Dells kayaking from the comfort of your lakefront property. 

Whether you want to join a guided tour or paddle on your own, Wisconsin Dells is the perfect getaway for water lovers!

Wisconsin Dells Kayak Rentals

If you don’t want to travel with your paddling equipment, there are several kayak rentals available in the Dells to get you on the water: 

Dells Kayak Rentals

Dells Watersports Boat Rentals

Embark on a Kayak Tour

Vertical Illusions offers guided kayak tours, perfect for all ages and ability levels. The trips include all necessary gear, personal guides, a shuttle, and complimentary pictures. The Big Dells Kayak Adventure takes you to the placid waters of Per-Upper Dells on a three to five-mile tour past rock formations, pictographs, rock ledges, and sandy beaches. The Cambrian Park Kayak Adventure is more challenging and takes you through the Upper Dells past caves, coves, and canyons.  

Where to Go Kayaking on Your Own

Wisconsin River

The most popular Wisconsin Dells kayaking spot is the Wisconsin River. Launch your kayak from Illinois Avenue and embark on a 7.5-mile paddle. Take in views of sandstone cliffs, caves, beaches, and inlets. 

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake offers a calm and scenic spot for kayaking in the Dells. The lake is a slow-no-wake zone, so you can always expect calm conditions while paddling here. 

Devil’s Lake State Park

Devil’s Lake State Park offers a fantastic spot for kayaking since powerboats are not allowed on the water. Kayak equipment rentals are available on-site at the concession stand. 

Wisconsin Dells Lakefront Vacation Rentals

Stay with Sand County Vacation Rentals and access more Wisconsin Dells kayaking adventures from your lakefront property. Our Thunderbird Resort on Lake Delton properties are all located in a quiet bay of Lake Delton. Enjoy access to sandy beaches, a floating raft, docking space, and free rowboats. We offer more homes on smaller lakes like Rock Lake, Fawn Lake, Castle Rock Lake, Lake McGinnis, and Glacier Lake. Browse our current specials and plan your summer getaway in the Dells today!