Open to the Public!

Welcome to the UMass Lowell Kayak Center!

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

  1. Kayak, Canoe, or SUP rentals - available by walk-up or reservation! Most weekends you can register for a shuttle service, as well.
  2. Group tours with a guide, like a sunset or moonlight paddle tour, plus instructional tours and custom group tours! Available with a reservation.
  3. Season & monthly passes

All rentals and tours come with gear and instruction. Hand sanitizer and access to restrooms available.

Call us with any questions or to make reservations - 978-934-5690.

Please complete these forms online:

If you would like to receive Kayak Center updates, please register online for our general interest group.

2022 Summer & Fall Season Hours

May 27 - August 31, 2022*

  • Monday - Friday: 3 - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • *Closed on Sunday, May 29 due to Regatta
  • *Closed on Sunday, June 26 due to Regatta

September 1 - October 16, 2022

  • Weekends only*: Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • *Closed October 1-2 due to Regatta

Holiday and Special Hours

  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. *please note: closed Sunday May 29
  • Juneteenth, Monday, June 20: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Independence Day, Monday, July 4: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 5: Closed
  • Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 10: Closed

Location and Contact

Upcoming Programs