Do I need to reserve?
We highly recommend making a reservation though they are not required. A reservation guarantees you’ll get on the water even on our busiest days! It also speeds up the check-in process
What types of watercraft do you have?
We have canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Please check out the location pages for more a speciﬁc breakdown here. We also have pontoon boats for rent.
Are there weight limits on the craft?
Our canoes and tandem kayaks have a weight capacity of 500lbs. Our single kayaks have a 300lbs capacity and our paddleboards ﬂoat 250lbs.
Can I go double on the paddleboard?
Yes, feel free to partner up on our boards! We recommended having your own for the best paddling experience.
Can I bring my kids?
Kids are welcome! We have life jackets and paddles suitable for all ages.
- Ages 2-5 MUST be on a board with their parent
- Ages 6-11 may have their own board but a parent MUST be with them on water
- Ages 12-17 can have their own board and paddle freely with or without a parent, with a waiver signed by a parent. Family members and friends do not count, the waiver must be signed by one of their parents.
Are the rentals guided?
1 and 2 hour rentals are self guided, as always staff are happy to answer any questions or give tips before you depart!
Our lessons come with on water instruction. Check those out here.
Do you rent just paddles or lifejackets?
We rent paddles and life jackets for $5 per 2 hours. These are rented on a ﬁrst come ﬁrst serve basis.
Do you rent Pontoon boats?
Yes, at Boulder and Union reservoirs! Check it out here.
Do you have any options for wakeboarding/surfing/skiing?
Please visit our sister company Rocky Mountain Ski and Wake.
Do you rent Jet skis?
We do not rent jetskis but we do rent pontoon boats!
What if there is bad weather?
We are very accommodating around adverse weather and are happy to rebook or give a raincheck you can use at your leisure. Park entrances may not be refunded so please check your email for weather updates. If you are unsure feel free to text or call to double check!
What kind of weather would cause a cancellation?
Safety is of the utmost importance to us here are a couple of rules of thumb: If there is lightning in the area or predicted to be in the area soon. If winds exceed or are predicted to exceed 15 MPH.
What is your cancellation policy?
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you make a reservation you will be able to rebook yourself!
How can I rebook or adjust my reservation?
If you made a reservation and are over 24hrs out please select the rebook button in your conﬁrmation email. Here you’ll be able to change the craft, location or time of your booking. If there is an adjustment that you’d like to make but are unable please just respond to your conﬁrmation email.
What if I am running late?
We will always try to rebook you at a later time depending on availability. We understand that life happens and we may be able to offer a raincheck as well.
Are there changing rooms?
There are changing rooms/bathroom facilities within a short walk of all of our paddle shops.
Do you have lockers?
We do not have lockers at any of our locations. We rent dry bags if you’d like to take any phones or keys with you. We are able to hold your keys at the shop if you’d like.
What are your hours?
Our hours are available on each location page. If there is no availability during a speciﬁc time we are closed or sold out!
Can I take equipment off-site?
We do not allow off-site rentals. Our shops are located on the water so there is never a need to transport our craft.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome at Cherry Creek, Bear Creek and Union Reservoir as long as they are on a leash! Feel free to bring your dog to Boulder after Labor day
Dog life jackets are ﬁrst come ﬁrst serve so we recommend bringing your own!
How is the water quality?
The water quality on our reservoirs is typically outstanding. We will inform you if there is any signiﬁcant drop in water quality. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to double check.
Can I swim at the reservoirs?
Boulder, Union and Cherry Creek reservoirs have swim areas with life guards! Bear also has a contained swim area. You are not allowed to swim outside of the designated areas.
Can I bring alcohol?
Alcohol is allowed at Bear, Cherry Creek, and Boulder. Glass containers and hard liquor are not allowed.
There is no alcohol allowed at Union Reservoir.
Can I bring my own paddleboard?
Yes! All of our reservoirs allow you to bring your own boards. There are daily use permits at all locations except Boulder which requires a full season pass purchased in advance(These typically sell out before May).
How can I rent for a large group?
We offer large group packages at Cherry Creek and Boulder. Otherwise please make a booking through our website for any number of craft!
If you have a non-proﬁt or school group please reach out to us via our email: [email protected]
Do you all have any discounts?
Please check our socials or subscribe to our email list for discounts. You can also buy a paddle pass for a way to buy in bulk and get a signiﬁcant discount on each rental(Only for use within a household).
We offer military discounts for retired and active service members.
Do you sell boards?
We sell boards year round. Check out our stock of the highest quality boards here.
We also have an end of season sale, please check our socials or subscribe to our email list for detail.
How can I spend my summer facilitating happiness?
If you think you have the disposition to spend your summer spreading the joy of paddling to the front range please apply here!