This brief tour introduces those with no experience to the fun of kayaking in either single or tandem sea kayaks. Our instructors will teach you how to land and launch your kayak properly, how to apply basic strokes to maneuver your kayak, and provide coaching as needed to paddle your kayak effectively. Our trip will meander along the shoreline of Elk Rock State Park to view the high sandstone cliffs and if time permits learn a little about the geology of the area, discover a few historical facts, and see a variety of wildlife.


An email will be sent after registration with details about where to meet, what to bring, and what to expect during the tour. 


Cost: $64.20 includes all equipment (kayak, paddle, PFD)


Prerequisite: None


More information can be found on the event page.


** Schedule will be announced January 2021**

Beginner's Kayaking Tour of Lake Red Rock

  • Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel. We prefer if you let us know at least 7 days in advance.We often have a waiting list of people eager to come. If we know at least 7 days in advance we can apply 100% of your money toward a future lesson or if needed we can refund you the money. If you don't show up the day of the lesson and we have no prior arrangement we will not refund your money. We work hard to put together great lessons and most of our instructors volunteer their time so please be considerate.


  • We offer a selection of dry suits from Kokatat and wet suits from NRS. If your class is early in the spring or late in the fall considering staying a little warmer by renting a suit. Please call for details or learn more here.

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Hours: Sunday-Monday - Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday - 10am-5pm

Thursday - 10am-8pm

We will be closed December 25-January 25

Store Stats​​

28 Years in Business

Original Owner!

*  Kayaks, Canoes, SUPS Sold = 5908

*  Hours of Instruction = 3600+

*  Days of Guided Trips = 325+