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Boat Rental Cleaning Procedure

For to public health and safety, each boat will only be rented once a day on a first come, first served basis. After boats and life jackets are returned, they will be cleaned thoroughly with a solution that will not damage the reservoir. To complete the sanitizing process, rental equipment will be left to dry and will not be rented again until the following day

Boat Rentals

Reservations may be made at 12 pm the day before the rental date. Boats may be reserved online or by calling your preferred marina. Supply is limited. 


Solo Kayak            $15     1 person     Higgins, Brandt, Townsend

Tandem Kayak     $25     2 person     Higgins, Brandt, Townsend

Canoe                    $25     2 person     Higgins, Brandt

Paddleboard        $15     1 person     Brandt

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

Check back in 2020 for spring and summer programs.