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.
(finally) choose distance units - mile or kilometers. Plus bug fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great start, room for improvement
I love this app but it could be so much more! I would love to see this app as a Yelp for paddling. It would be great to be able to comment and leave reviews for the different locations and add more of a social media aspect to it. It would be fun to have your friends on the app with you and also meet others through the app. A meet up feature would be cool. Also I think a feature where you could “check in” at different locations and then see all the places you’ve been and share that with other. This app has been a great help since I starting paddling but I’d love to see it grow into something more!
Needs a few things
Great app but I REALLY wish safety warnings about dams could be added to the map as a different colored marker. I noticed a few launch sites really close to a dangerous low head dam in Harrisburg did not have the “hazard” box checked, and seeing a marker on a map would be much more helpful for pinpointing hazards like this one. It would also be nice if there was a way to “check off” places I’ve been, maybe be able to change the color of the site marker. I also noticed a bug - when searching for a city if I try to open up the information for a site, when I tap on the marker the bottom tab doesn’t pop up to take me to the information about the location. I have to zoom in on the spot and the use the list option to open it. Overall I like the app it just needs a few things/fixes
Works nicely for Us
We’ve had this app for a few years now and use it regularly. We’re seniors and have two sets of touring/sea yaks. We also like to camp and brings a set with us wherever we go. We combine our destination with camp and launch sites to make the most of our stays.
National Parks, Historic Sites, Forests, State Parks, and rare KOAs or private campgrounds combined with hiking apps and this app keep us covered. We also use the Day One app to chronicle our trips via picts and extended comments for future trips. And Yelp helps locating food. I mention this all to validate this Go Paddle app and an integral part of the whole for avid outdoor fun. The more comments at the launch sites the better folk! Enjoy.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.