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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  • Shantelle O Avatar

    5 star rating Fun on the Lake Very friendly and helpful staff. It was a great day to be on the water, thanks to Headwaters SUP boards it was a lot of fun too!

    Shantelle O 7/15/2018
    Arturo J Avatar

    5 star rating Great group of people The 3 people working the booth were excellent. They were friendly, welcoming and genuinely like what they were doing!

    Arturo J 7/15/2018
    Olivia S Avatar

    5 star rating Kayaking on Lodi Lake The people here were very friendly and helpful, and seemed quite laid back. Some other people were launching their own kayaks too, and there wasn't a docking fee! I really enjoyed checking out the lake and river at our own pace.

    Olivia S 7/12/2018
    skdelp Avatar

    5 star rating Women’s Morning Paddle Wonderful morning on the water. Everyone at HeadWater and the boat house are amazing. Thank you for a great time!!

    skdelp 7/10/2018
  • Lisa L. Avatar

    5 star rating Headwaters Kayak Shop is THE ONLY place to get anything kayak/canoe/SUP related!  We aren't pros by any means, nor do we have unlimited money, but everyone at Headwaters treated us like we were one of the family.  They are the... read more

    Lisa L. 7/09/2018
    Katy K Avatar

    5 star rating SUP at Lodi Lake Awesome location, excellent rates, attentive and knowledgeable staff; perfect for time on own with friends or quality time with the family

    Katy K 7/08/2018
    StarrRDH Avatar

    5 star rating Great experience Highly recommend renting a SUP out at Lodi lake. Super fun! The employees were friendly and helpful.

    StarrRDH 7/07/2018
    Missy N. Avatar

    5 star rating Great people, Ben was really helpful and Josh Let us borrow his personal dry bag. We loved the kayak so much try to buy it, but they turned down our offer.  Hoping when the sale comes at end of summer... read more

    Missy N. 7/04/2018
  • Krystal Y. Avatar

    5 star rating Beyond grateful to their genuine kindness that most have seemed to lost.

    My husband, 1 1/2 year old son and I were denied lake access when trying to walk in our own kayaks for a quick early morning 4th of... read more

    Krystal Y. 7/04/2018
    Brcandis Avatar

    5 star rating Kayak rental SUP rental Awesome time Every time! Great place to rent a kayak or SUP and hang out on the river for a few hours... Totally a destination if you're in the Nor-cal wine country...

    Brcandis 6/30/2018
    Alida S Avatar

    5 star rating Full Moon Paddle We enjoyed this evening so much! We saw beaver homes, bats, herons and deer along the way. Great group of people, wonderful weather and Dan/Matt were informative guides. Highly recommend!!!

    Alida S 6/28/2018
    Chula D. Avatar

    5 star rating Extremely friendly and helpful staff. It's a fantastic place for first time paddlers like myself. Lodi Lake is calm so figuring out how to paddle was not overwhelming or scary. I plan on taking family next time. Highly recommend.

    Chula D. 6/28/2018
  • Scott E Avatar

    5 star rating My daughter's first kayaking experience We had a great time! The staff was very helpful in matching my daughter up with a very manageable kayak. If I don't rent her another one from headwaters it's because I will have bought her her own from the... read more

    Scott E 6/26/2018
    Susan W Avatar

    5 star rating Wednesday Night Paddle What a great experience... this is a great way to end the day! We paddled about two hours in Lodi Lake and the Mokeulame River as the sun was going down. Our group had several experienced kayakers but also a... read more

    Susan W 6/23/2018
    cordoz Avatar

    5 star rating Enjoyed a great day on the Lodi Lake and the river with Abba leading the way!! The staff at teh Boathouse are friendly and eager to make the kayak experience FUN!! They can answer questions about the different boats and which might work best for you. It is just an overall EXCELLENT environment to be around....can't... read more

    cordoz 6/22/2018
    jcbc95 Avatar

    5 star rating SUP Yoga I tried out Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga for the first time through Headwaters and it was super fun! The yoga instructor is very friendly and made everyone feel comfortable on their paddleboard, no matter what level they were at. It was... read more

    jcbc95 6/20/2018

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