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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  • Mjo h Avatar

    5 star rating Paddlefest 2018-Great fun! I had never kayaked and Paddlefest seemed like it would be the perfect opportunity; Headwaters did an amazing job! They had a wide array of kayaks available to demo without a bit of hassle and knowledgeable & helpful staff as... read more

    Mjo h 5/19/2018
    Jill E Avatar

    5 star rating Great day for a paddle on the Lake Great staff and easy process to rent. We brought our own Kayaks and rented for a friend and her son. Easy paddle - very fun and yet relaxing too. Great to be outside!

    Jill E 5/15/2018
    deigo66 Avatar

    5 star rating Mother's Day float My son and I went on the Mother's Day float and had a great time. It was peaceful, relaxing, and fun. Be sure to bring sunscreen and bug spray, we got eaten up by the mosquitos!

    deigo66 5/15/2018
    Dawna M Avatar

    5 star rating Amazing Had a great family day on Lodi Lake. Reserving Kayak's and the fun and helpful people at the boathouse made our day. Looking forward to our next adventure.

    Dawna M 5/08/2018
  • Rosie V Avatar

    5 star rating Ladies Only Paddle It was a very enjoyable time. I am a beginner Kayaker with my own equipment. Linda our leader, took the time and taught me a couple of things I was doing incorrect. This was a great and fun time. I... read more

    Rosie V 5/08/2018
    Rob Bogin Avatar

    Pretty much the best Kayak Shop in the planet!!! Unbelievably nice and knowledgeable, they walk the walk. I drove 600 miles round trip to Headwaters Kayak Shop and it was worth every minute and dollar. Thank you guys!!!!

    Rob Bogin 5/07/2018
    Ida H. Avatar

    4 star rating I was introduced to this store by my boyfriend who wanted to spark some interest in me to do something fun with my life besides working and taking life too serious.  When we went to Lodi Lake for the Paddle... read more

    Ida H. 5/04/2018
    Trisha R Avatar

    5 star rating Full Moon tour Loved the tour. Guide wasn’t informative but did keep a look out for us. The water was calm & nice we were the only ones on it. One of the best experiences I’ve had w/that lake.

    Trisha R 5/01/2018
  • James Sanchez Avatar

    Great shop with excellent customer service Dan and the guys at the shop took care of me and got me in and out of there with what I wanted

    James Sanchez 4/28/2018
    SMKiser Avatar

    5 star rating SUP Yoga It was great time and I had so much fun! I learned how to paddle a paddle board and how to do yoga while on a lake! It was a great evening

    SMKiser 4/26/2018
    Shawn S Avatar

    5 star rating Paddle Fest 2018 My daughter and I had a great time. Where else can you demo 100 kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards for $10? The staff was more than helpful and knowledgeable.

    Shawn S 4/25/2018
    Dennis H Avatar

    5 star rating Headwaters Kayak These guys are awesome, very knowledgeable, pleasant and put on a great relaxed event.The have standup paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, etc. Sales, rental and service. Highly recommend

    Dennis H 4/24/2018
  • Lodimom Avatar

    5 star rating Beyond expectations This business is driven on connecting people with their local waterways. They go above and beyond to ensure that you have what you need to get out, explore and enjoy. So grateful for the attention to detail, personal experience and knowledge.

    Lodimom 4/23/2018
    Chapin Fowler Avatar

    Unreal customer service and products!! You cant go wrong here!

    Chapin Fowler 4/20/2018
    adventuremom007 Avatar

    5 star rating Lodi Paddlefest What????? The paddlefest is happening again on Sat 4/21??!!! I loved this event last year and looking forward to going again. Family friendly - time on the water in boats....and rentals for $10. Live music and food trucks!! There weren't... read more

    adventuremom007 4/19/2018
    Logan W. Avatar

    5 star rating What a great shop. We wanted  2 Pau Hanna paddle boards. The boards had to be ordered. But the timeframes provided were accurate and the staff was helpful. We were willing to drive down from Fair Oaks because they seemed... read more

    Logan W. 4/17/2018

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