The 10 Best Wood Canoe Paddles

Updated November 30, 2018 by Melissa Harr

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Being on the water can be relaxing, but trying to select and gather all the gear you need for a successful trip often feels just the opposite. These wood canoe paddles are an easy choice, however, since they're long lasting, easy to use, and appropriate for a range of conditions. We've added models that come in a variety of lengths, so there's something for people of all shapes and sizes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best wood canoe paddle on Amazon.

10. Caviness Marine Twin Stripe

9. Attwood 2.5-Foot

8. Carlisle Ausable

7. Crooked Creek 4-Foot

6. Shoreline Marine Propel

5. Bending Branches Sunburst ST

4. ZJ Sport Hawaii Hybrid

3. Bending Branches Cruiser Plus 11

2. Carlisle Beavertail

1. Bending Branches BB Special

Editor's Notes

November 27, 2018: Investigated models from popular paddle maker Bending Branches, selecting the BB Special and Cruiser Plus 11 for their all-around appeal blended with handsome styling. Also added several budget-friendly models, including the Crooked Creek 4-Foot and Shoreline Marine Propel. Although they aren't the most robust, they're fine for beginners and casual users.


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Last updated on November 30, 2018 by Melissa Harr

Melissa is a writer, editor, and EFL educator from the U.S. She's worked in the field since earning her B.A. in 2012, during which time she's judged fiction contests, taught English in Asia, and authored e-courses about arts and crafts. In her free time, she likes to make stuff out of sticks and string.


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