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 ratingAwesome adventure! Started out on a warm late summer eve/early fall actually... easy rental, organized staff,(ABBA is sweet, kind and efficient) perfect guide

    Emily A Avatar Emily A

    5 star ratingE had a wonderful time kayaking. Abba was very accommodating during our of hours visit. I highly recommend this company

    DayTrip302351 Avatar DayTrip302351

    5 star ratingVery friendly & helpful staff. They helped get us going even though this was the first time for us using a tandem kayak. The scenery around the lake & river was great.

    svucoach Avatar svucoach
  • 5 star ratingThe gal that helped us get ready to go out was very helpful, asked our level of experience and what type of kayak we would prefer. Even gave my beginner friend a rowing demonstration and tips.

    Melinda710 Avatar Melinda710

    5 star ratingFrom my very first telephone contact to inquire about kayak rentals for my daughter and I to signing up for the next Full Moon Paddle - I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Headwaters Boat House. Abby and Ally were the gals I spoke to on the phone and who helped us on our way and they are both awesome. We had never been kayaking before and Abby and Ally answered all our questions and gave us the confidence we needed to get out there and paddle - And paddle we did and loved it. We will be back many times in the future - I already know it.

    Stacey M Avatar Stacey M

    5 star ratingThe staff is very friendly knowledgeable and Honest. Could not say anything bad about them. Customer service is outstanding.

    Timothy M Avatar Timothy M
  • 5 star ratingAlways awesome!! Aba and the crew are great guides for the moonlight paddle! Headwaters does a fantastic job with all of their services and excursions!

    Nanjohn75 Avatar Nanjohn75

    5 star ratingWhat a great improvement over the old city run boat house. Great equipment, friendly staff, right on time, and very helpful. 2 people may not be enough to keep up when it is busy if there are stack of people reserved for the same time but you could minimize that by booking early in the day and being early for your reservation. If you are a last minute person, there could be the potential for some confusion and chaos depending on the # of people running through a confined space.

    bigdave18629 Avatar bigdave18629

    5 star ratingDefinitely recommend for 1-2 people for an outing. Affordable, fun, great exercise. Just something different to do!

    Nicole C Avatar Nicole C
  • 5 star ratingGo in the morning when it is not too hot. Also the light on the water at the morning hour is magnificent.

    Lisa L Avatar Lisa L

    4 star ratingI 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 way before loading up the group of 20+. There were only 2 of us! It became a little chaotic on the dock. Once we hit the water, it was a gorgeous day with amazing scenery.

    Stacy J Avatar Stacy J

    5 star ratinggoing 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, turtles sunning, and beautiful vineyards as paddled up stream. This is a great activity for small groups and families. Newbies and experts alike will love joining the local paddling community that Dan has created here in the middle of wine country as you explore this little river.

    Kelley M Avatar Kelley M