Whether it's renting a paddleboard or kayak, taking a guided tour of the Mokelumne River or a kayak lesson, the Lodi Lake Boathouse has something for you!

For More Boathouse Information:  (209) 471-5988 or  boathouse@headwaterskayak.com


The Headwaters Kayak Shop of Lodi will provide an updated rental fleet to it customers every season!

Kayak, canoes and stand-up paddleboards are available to rent on an hourly and half-day basis. For information, call 209-471-5988 .

Please Note: Online reservations close midnight the day before the rental

Calendar of Paddles & Events

What Our Customers Are Saying…

  • 5 star ratingI 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 well. It was so much fun! The lake is calm & relatively shallow so even newbies like me could paddle with confidence.There were other folks of all ages having a great time too. Nice music and food trucks rounded out the experience. It was obvious that although it must have taken a lot of work and planning to get everything set up, running smoothly & ultimately dismantled at the end of the day it was a labor of love for these folks. I visited the Headwaters Kayak Shop on North Kluff Ave. in Lodi last weekend; Bill helped me and answered my many questions with patience and an obvious passion for water sports. I'll be returning soon to buy my first kayak from them:)

    Mjo h Avatar Mjo h

    5 star ratingGreat 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 Avatar Jill E

    5 star ratingMy 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 Avatar deigo66
  • 5 star ratingHad 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 Avatar Dawna M

    5 star ratingIt 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 will do it again!!

    Rosie V Avatar Rosie V

    5 star ratingLoved 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 Avatar Trisha R
  • 5 star ratingIt 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 Avatar SMKiser

    5 star ratingMy 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 Avatar Shawn S

    5 star ratingThese 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 Avatar Dennis H
  • 5 star ratingThis 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 Avatar Lodimom

    5 star ratingWhat????? 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 many food trucks last year, but looks like a great lineup for this year.

    adventuremom007 Avatar adventuremom007

    5 star ratingNot only their Wednesday evening group paddles, but everything about an event or any individual rental at Headwaters is a first-rate experience. The staff is prepared to make every kayak experience fun AND successful. When in Lodi, give kayaking (or stand-up paddle board) a try. You'll enjoy a great workout but also a glorious environment with wildlife, fresh air and beautiful photo oops.

    Mary H Avatar Mary H