If you want to experience Yellowstone’s backcountry, but don’t have the time for our 4-day or 6-day trips, then this is the best way to do it!
Even if you have never been in a kayak before, you will surely want to do it again after this trip. We meet at the Lewis lake Campground Boat Ramp at 9am on the first day. After a brief introduction of equipment and paddling techniques, your guide will lead you on an easy paddle to a remote area in the Yellowstone backcountry.
We start by paddling around the shoreline of Lewis Lake to reach the river channel connecting the two lakes. Once inside the channel, we’ll stop for lunch, then paddle and hike/wade upstream towing our kayaks until we reach the shore of Shoshone lake. The channel is about 2 miles long, and the upper mile has just enough current to make it impossible to paddle against it, but it is only ankle to knee deep. Once there we paddle another half mile to our campsite, arriving in plenty of time to set up camp then relax and enjoy before dinner. On the second day, after a leisurely breakfast then breaking camp, we can paddle and float down the entire channel back to Lewis lake, have lunch then paddle back to our vehicles, arriving around 4pm.