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The Headwaters Kayak Shop was started for people like you! We are a customer-centered shop and are striving to make kayaking more accessible for everyone in the central valley.

We provide you with quality merchandise and most importantly, the expert

instruction and skill that you will need to get the most out of your investments. We strive to meet each customer wherever they are in their skill set and help them advance to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves.

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  • 5 star rating Kayak rental Very friendly staff, good equipment , a great place to start your family into kayaking. Go early, get out on the water, Pull your kids away from video games.

    Valleyfun 8/18/2019
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    5 star rating Great customer service, great get away and peaceful time on the lake. Pricing is good too!

    Victoria M. 8/15/2019

    5 star rating Full moon paddle It was awesome! The moon was brilliant, and the staff amazing thanks so much for a great evening.i want to go again next month.

    DayTrip302351 8/15/2019

    5 star rating Fun in the sun The kids kayaking camp was AMAZING! They provide snacks, a free rental for another day, great instruction and skills practice. This was a great way to encourage kids to kayak and feel safe on the water.

    Jenna P 8/11/2019
  • 5 star rating So fun! The Wednesday night paddle is so fun! Just a bunch of people toodling up the river, chatting and working on strokes, etc. So much better than sitting at home on the couch.

    naomigr110 8/07/2019

    5 star rating Ladies Kayak Lodi Lake Perfect summer morning to kayak a couple hours on calm clear water and clean air. Abba and Linda are terrific hosts/guides.
    Highly recommend this adventure for beginners and up.

    GoPostGo 8/06/2019

    5 star rating Kids Kayak Camp My son had a great time. He can’t wait to go back. His instructor Abba was great with him and the other student. I watched from the shore and she made me comfortable with her calm and clear instructions.

    Luz A 8/05/2019

    5 star rating SUP/kayak at Lodi Lake lovely little lake, beautiful day, friendly staff from Headwaters (as usual ). if your looking to rent a SUP or Kayak and spend an hour or two on a small waterway Headwaters will make you feel at ease and like family.

    Sharon B 7/30/2019
  • 5 star rating Headwaters Kayak, Inc This was my first time kayaking and I absolutely loved it. The staff at Headwaters was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely use them again.

    Deonna L 7/27/2019

    5 star rating Starlight paddle AMAZING! Everything was perfect, we watched the sunset on the lake and paddled up the river to a sandy beach at dusk and watched the stars come out. I wish this trip was available to do more often. We live... read more

    Lodiaudiologist 7/27/2019

    5 star rating Loved the Starlight Paddle ! This was our first trip with the Headwaters group, and we were all very impressed with how friendly and fun it was! Definitely worth the drive from Sacramento!


    Candy1369 7/27/2019

    5 star rating Social Paddle My friend and I paddle for the first time with the social paddle evening sunsets paddles. The staff are friendly and helpful. Dan is a wealth of knowledge, he is patiently padding slowly with me ( slowest paddler), and... read more

    Polly K 7/26/2019
  • 5 star rating The best kayaking experience I’ve had. There is not a whole lot in Lodi, CA but they have a great kayak shop. This place really goes above and beyond to make he customer happy. This is the only shop I know that lets the customer water... read more

    Frank M 7/25/2019

    5 star rating Kayaking on the river Excellent staff made the overall experience well worth it. A special thanks to Abba for the guided tour.

    Larry R 7/24/2019

    5 star rating Birthday SUP party! For my birthday instead of doing drinks and dinner with friends decided to try a new adventure - Stand-up Paddle boarding!! There were 5 in our group and only one of us had prior experience. The leader was excellent and... read more

    adventuremom007 7/23/2019
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    4 star rating I've now rented from Headwaters a handful of times and every single time has been great, except the last. Normally we rent and Lodi Lake or Camanche South Shore, this time we went to Camanche North Shore and i'm honestly... read more

    Ashley S. 7/22/2019

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