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UMass Lowell Kayak Center


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The Kayak Center will be open June 1 to Sept. 4, 2018


The Merrimack River is currently experiencing HIGH LEVELS OF BACTERIA in the water. The Kayak Center will remain open, however participants are encouraged to:
  • Refrain from eating while paddling, swimming or other wise ingesting or being immersed in water.
  • Caution should be used while paddling with small children.
  • Shower facilities are available at the boathouse to all participants who wish to show after paddling.


The UMass Lowell Kayak Center will be open for the 2018 Season from June 1 to September 4, 2018.


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 7 p.m.


Independence Day, July 4, 2018 -  10 a.m. - 8 p.m., last call for rentals 7 p.m.

July 7, 2018 Closed until approximately 4 p.m. for regatta.  Will reopen for rentals after the regatta concludes.

August 18, 2018 Southeast Asian Water Festival - Closed in them morning, open after dragon boat races conclude, approximately 3 p.m.

Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., last call for rentals 7 p.m.

We are currently taking Custom Group requests and Kids and Teen Clinic Registrations for our open 2018 season!

Contact: for more information.

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:

before participating at the UMass Lowell Kayak Center.

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