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Rowing & Kayak Center

Bellegarde Boathouse

UMass Lowell is dedicated to making Lowell the center of water sports activity in the Merrimack Valley. The UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse offers community rowing memberships and instructional rowing in the summer. The Boathouse can even be rented out for special events such as weddings, catered gatherings, corporate outings or group retreats.

Kayak Center

The Kayak Center is currently hiring paid interns and hourly work-study staff for the summer 2016 season!  

The UMass Lowell Kayak Center, located at the Boathouse, offers affordable kayak rentals and programs during the months of June, July and August.

The Kayak Center is currently CLOSED for public rentals although we still have some student kayak programs available open through October.

Sign up for one of our kayak instructional programs, tours or special events or just rent one of our single or tandem kayaks for the afternoon! We even have the capability to create custom kayak tours or programs for various groups. Please browse our website for more information on what our Boathouse and Kayak Center can offer you!

Kayak Center Hours

Kayak Rental Hours 

May 28 - August 31 

  • Weekdays: 3-8 p.m.
  • Weekends: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Rental Rates

Hourly: Single Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board $15, Tandem or Canoe $20 
Half Day (4 hours): Single Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board $45, Tandem or Canoe $60 

For other rental options pricing and UML discounts see our rental page for details.