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Boat Rentals 2019


Solo Kayak            $12     1 person     Higgins, Brandt, Townsend

Tandem Kayak     $20     2 person     Higgins, Brandt, Townsend

Canoe                    $20     2 person     Higgins, Brandt

Paddleboard        $12     1 person     Brandt

*Rentals are first come, first served. Reservations are not accepted.

Age Requirements 

Renters must be age 16 or older. Youth ages 13-15 may rent a solo kayak or paddleboard with a signed waiver and must be accompanied on the water by a parent in an adjacent boat. Ages 12 and under must be in a tandem kayak or canoe with an adult. Ages 9-12 may operate a solo kayak or paddleboard if they have completed the Youth Kayak Skills Verification. For more information on youth verification contact Lake Brandt at 336-373-3741.

Private Boat Launch

Visitors to the lakes can launch private kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes for $6 per boat. An annual launch permit is available for purchase. Age restrictions above extend to private boats. All boaters are required to register and pay at the marina office.

New at Lake Higgins
A boat launch that is accessible for individuals with disabilities.

Paddle Programs

Kayaking 101 at Lake Higgins

$30 per person, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
A class for new or beginner paddlers to build confidence and skills on the water. Class covers water safety, fitting PFD and kayak, getting in/out of the boat, launching from shore, proper and efficient paddle strokes. Half the class is on the land and half on the water. Class size limited to 5 people. Call Lake Higgins to register.

June 12     July 10     August 14     September 11    

Lake Brandt Night Paddles

First and third Wednesdays, 8 - 10 pm
Come out and experience being on the lake after dark. This unique opportunity is offered May through August. Bring your own boat or rent one of ours. Private boat $8, solo rental $15, tandem rental $22, canoe rental $22. Registration is required. Please call Lake Brandt to register.

May 1 & 15    June 5 & 19     July 3 & 17     August 7 & 21

Women's Group Paddles at Lake Brandt

Every third Friday, 7:30 - 9:30 am
Enjoy cool mornings, calm water, and a fun group of women.  Bring your own boat or rent one at the lake as we paddle together and soak up the benefits of the outdoors and good company. All regular fees apply to participants. Free for annual permit holders.

May 17     June 21     July 19     August 16     September 20

Lake Higgins Night Paddles

Second and fourth Wednesdays, 8 -10 pm
Come out and experience being on the lake after dark. This unique opportunity is offered May through August. Bring your own boat or rent one of ours. Private boat $8, solo rental $15, tandem rental $22, canoe rental $22. Registration is required. Please call Lake Higgins to register.

May 8 & 22     June 12 & 26     July 10 & 24     August 14 & 28

Friday Night Paddles at Lake Townsend

Every third Friday, 8 - 10 pm
Come out and experience being on the lake in the moonlight. Bring your own boat or rent one of ours. Private boat $8, solo rental $15, tandem rental $22. Registration is required. Please call Lake Townsend to register.

May 24   June  21  July 19   August 16   September 20   October 18