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UMass Lowell Kayak Center

The UMass Lowell Kayak Center is open to the public as well as university community. We offer rentals, instruction, tours and fun with kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards!

The Kayak Center is Closed for the Summer 2019 Season. Thanks for a Great Season!

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2020 Custom Group Programs Booking Now!

Our custom group programs are an excellent way to have fun, get outside and do some team-building with just about any kind of group! Email: for pricing and availability!


The UMass Lowell Kayak Center is closed for the for the 2019 season.


  • Monday - Friday 3 - 8 p.m., last call for rentals 7 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., last call for rentals is 7 p.m.


  • June 23, 2019 - Closed until approximately 4 p.m. for regatta. We will reopen for rentals after the regatta concludes.
  • July 4, 2019 - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., last call for rentals is 7 p.m.
  • August 17, 2019 - Southeast Asian Water Festival - Closed in the morning, open after dragon boat races conclude, approximately 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 2, 2019 (Labor Day), 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., last call for rentals is 7 p.m.

For more information please email:

Rent kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards or sign up for kayaking instructional programs, tours and events!

Required Waiver

Every participant must fill out the online waiver before participating at the UMass Lowell Kayak Center. Please notify our staff before a program or rental if you opt out of the Photo/Video release.

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