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Kayak Center

The Summer Kayak Center offers educational and recreational kayaking opportunities to the UMass community and greater public.

We provide instructional courses for adults and children of all skill levels and offer kayak rentals daily on the Merrimack River. We would love to get you out on the water, feeling confident, and having fun.

Open Hours: May 30 - August 31*

*Closed due to conflict with regatta May 28 and 29.

  • Monday - Friday 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Holiday Hours

  • Memorial Day, Monday May 30: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Independence Day, Monday July 4: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We offer a variety of programs and services including:

New for Summer 2016

We now rent Stand Up Paddle Boards for the same price as our single kayaks!

You can save time by preregistering online!

Bring our boats anywhere! We now offer offsite rentals!

We've expanded our instructional and tour offerings

Location and Contact Information

UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse
500 Pawtucket Blvd.
Lowell, MA 01854
Boathouse Phone: 978-995-2362
Office Phone: 978-934-1932
Email: kayakcenter@uml.edu