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.

Please let us know how we can best serve you!!!

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  • Stacy J Avatar

    4 star rating Slightly Chaotic I made a reservation in advance. When I arrived with my +1, there was a large group waiting to head out on the water. I am unsure why they couldn't get us into a kayak and send us on our... read more

    Stacy J 8/13/2018
    Kelley M Avatar

    5 star rating Wow going out with Dan and his headwaters crew was a amazing experience. You launch from Lodi lake and after a short talk by Dan on safety and paddling we made our way up the Mokelumne. We saw tons of birds,... read more

    Kelley M 8/11/2018
    Charlotte W Avatar

    5 star rating Ladies kayak tour - very pleasant The ladies tours started November 2017 & are the first Saturday of the month. The rental is very reasonable & if you have your own equipment, like I did, the tour is free. There were at least 20 kayaks. The... read more

    Charlotte W 8/06/2018
    CNEWELL54 Avatar

    5 star rating Great Service! I have to compliment the staff at the Lodi Lake Boathouse for managing my crew so efficiently. We arrived without a reservation and they were slammed. My group was 2 adults and 4 kids-- 2 SUP, 1 regular kayak, 1... read more

    CNEWELL54 7/31/2018
  • Anita R Avatar

    5 star rating Lodi Lake Always enjoy our time at Lodi Lake. Friendly and clean environment. Workers are always eager to help. Prices for rentals are very reasonable.

    Anita R 7/31/2018
    Andrea E Avatar

    5 star rating Moonlight Paddle The staff is always so friendly, so helpful and great people to paddle with on such a gorgeous evening!

    Andrea E 7/31/2018
    sarahbet14 Avatar

    5 star rating Great way to spend a hot summer evening. It was surprisingly cool and peaceful on the lake on a 100 plus degree day. Staff was friendly and attentive as well as clear communicators. A local man showed up some interesting features as well, including an active beaver house... read more

    sarahbet14 7/31/2018
    eazy95240 Avatar

    5 star rating Full moon paddle Great time on the full moon paddle. Staff was friendly and helpful. It was an all around enjoyable trip with friends and family.

    eazy95240 7/29/2018
  • jabergstrom Avatar

    5 star rating So fun Great place and great staff! We’re t here on a warm day and loved the entire experience. I highly recommend.

    jabergstrom 7/23/2018
    Tara B Avatar

    5 star rating Paddle Board Yoga Had such an amazing time with Natalie at paddle board yoga! I took a friend with me who had never even paddle boarded before. It was relaxing and great for all levels! I highly recommend it. I will definitely go again!

    Tara B 7/19/2018
    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

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