Go Paddling 4+

Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboard Spot

VerticalScope Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 189 Ratings
    • Free



Loaded with over 25,000 paddling locations for kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddling, Go Paddling (formerly Launch Sites) provides an easy way to find a great place to paddle nearly anywhere. Whether you have a kayak, canoe or paddleboard (SUP) you can find a place to get on the water with this app.

Browse maps nearby to find great places to paddle near you. Locations include comments from other paddlers plus trip reports from fellow paddlers

Add new paddling locations or new information about existing locations.

Go Paddling is completely free.

What’s New

Version 4.4.3

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
189 Ratings

189 Ratings

awiedner ,

Great for finding launch points-needs a trip map

I am using this app to find & plan places to SUP. I’ve added favorite places to my My Trip and cool that I can reorder the sites however…since I’m unfamiliar with the locations it’s difficult to know where each one is in relation to another. In other words the Trip feature needs to be able to produce an editable map so I can see where they are and reorganize in the proper order without clicking back into each site to find its location. Right now I have to plot each one on Google maps to get a route. Other than that I love the descriptions & photos provided.

elb7623 ,

It’s fine

Like a lot of other reviewers have said, it’s a good app but needs improvement. I downloaded this as a beginning kayaker in an unfamiliar area (Central IL). It does help you find launch points and gives you an idea of the amenities, but that’s it. There are no landmarks on the map to give you context for what you’re looking at - for example, Mackinaw State Park has a canoe launch that’s on the map, but the state park itself isn’t, so I have to cross reference with Google maps to find what I’m looking for. Whenever you navigate away from the app, it resets to your current location. This may be aspirational, but it would be cool if it would tell you approximately how many miles your trip down the river is on the float plan. Finally, maybe it’s just because I’m looking at remote access points in Central Illinois, but there are almost no reviews or pictures on a lot of these points, which is not the app’s fault but it would be nice if it was more of a crowd sourcing tool for launch point information.

javawriter_was_taken ,

Great offering! a bit awkward to edit

Love that you’ve made it possible for us to discover nearby opportunities, contribute new places, add comments, and give feedback on existing details.

Ideas for improving our means of giving feedback on existing details:

- if I’m rejecting a location as a duplicate of an early location, offer that as a selectable reason;Also, it was awkward trying to describe the nearby duplicate, and I assume that this app only reports the current location I am giving feedback about, not any nearby locations…

- offer rating of helpfulness or quality of other people’s comments, and then bubble up the best of the comments

- if someone rates a comment or description as weak or not helpful, trigger review (which could auto-notify the OP to go improve their review... if you enabled edit of things we post)

- offer “out of date” review reason for feedback on a comment or photo; eg I saw a photo of a metal staircase from a few years ago, but none exists on that due bank now; I saw a comment about using said staircase, and that comment should be edited or removed, or enable us to downvote

-Photos: enable voting on the relevance of a photo for the location; good photos would convey issues about I put in or key visual characteristics of the paddling experience; less relevant would be seeing someone with their dog in the kayak

App Privacy

The developer, VerticalScope Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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