Whether it's renting a paddleboard or kayak, taking a guided tour of the Mokelumne River or joining one of our community paddles, the Headwaters Boathouse has something for you!

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


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

If you are 20 minutes late for your reservation without giving us notice, you will be considered a no show and we reserve the right to rent out your canoe, kayak or SUP. Please call to let us know if you are going to be late but still coming, and we will do our best to accommodate the change of time. We must receive notice of cancellation by close of business the day before your reservation in order to offer you a credit or refund. No exceptions.

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

Calendar of Paddles & Events

What Our Customers Are Saying…

  • 5 star ratingVery 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.


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


    5 star ratingThe 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
  • 5 star ratingThe 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.


    5 star ratingPerfect 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.


    5 star ratingMy 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
  • 5 star ratinglovely 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

    5 star ratingThis 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

    5 star ratingAMAZING! 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 in Lodi and have loved since Headwaters started renting kayaks at the boat house. They have great equipment and renting is so easy we have decided we'd rather rent than deal with owning kayaks. Our 4 year old LOVES to go kayaking and was under 2 the first time we took him on this river.

  • 5 star ratingThis 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!



    5 star ratingMy 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 giving me tips and pointing out creatures around the river. I met so many wonderful, kind and friendly people. I can’t wait to do it again.

    Polly K

    5 star ratingThere 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 test several kayaks until they find the one that works for them.

    I recently joined them for the Wednesday social paddle and it was a blast. The employees there are all paddlers and are very knowledgeable on the kayaks. They are able to make recommendations and help you find a kayak to fit your needs. I have very limited skills in kayaking and the employees really helped me once I got on the water. Dan and his staff were able to teach me a lot of things on the water and really made me feel comfortable in the boat. They really are just good people. More

    Frank M


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