500 Pawtucket Blvd. Lowell, MA 01854
Boathouse & Kayak Center: 978-934-1549

UML Boathouse

Boathouse Calendar

After more than $1 million worth of renovations, this state-of-the-art venue is home to UMass Lowell Rowing and the UMass Lowell UMass Lowell Summer Kayak Center. Additionally, this facility can host family gatherings, birthday parties, weddings and corporate outings that can include National Park boat tours of the river, canals and other private functions. Other tenants in the boathouse include Lowell High School Rowing and the Merrimack River Rowing Association.

Kayak Center

The summer Kayak Center offers educational and recreational kayaking opportunities to the UMass Lowell community and greater public. At the Kayak Center you can rent kayaks, canoes or stand up paddle boards and we provide instructional courses for adults and children of all skill levels. We would love to get you out on the water, feeling confident and having fun. View current calendar. For kayak rentals and reservations contact the Kayak Center at kayakcenter@uml.edu or 978-934-5690. To book custom paddles or other inquires contact Kate Ford at kate_ford@uml.edu or 978-934-1549.


The boathouse is also home to the UMass Lowell Club Rowing Team - A competitive club team for full-time UMass Lowell students. For more information please contact Ashley Blake, Head Rowing Coach, email: Ashley_Blake@uml.edu.


The rental area is limited to the 2,000-square-foot deck overlooking the river. Special permission may be granted for excursion boats to land on the docks to drop off or pick up passengers. For more information regarding rentals, reservations, or catering, contact the Office of Hospitality and Event Services at 978-934-3888 or email: events@uml.edu.


Kayak Center and Boathouse General Use

Kate Ford
Outdoor Programs Coordinator and Boathouse Manager
Email: kate_ford@uml.edu
Phone: 978-934-1549