Knights Ferry Kayaking

image1Looking to enjoy the Stanislaus River, but only have a group of 2? Or are you looking for something a little different than the normal rafting trip? Kayaking might be your best bet!

Note: in 2017, flows will be higher than normal in May and early June due to large amounts of rain and snow in the offseason. Because of this, kayaks will not be offered for rental during this period. If you are looking to go kayaking on the Stanislaus, we recommend waiting until mid-July.

Our two-person self-bailing inflatable kayaks are perfect for those looking for a more intimate experience on the water. These 12′ kayaks have extra wide bases so that beginners can easily navigate them downstream without fear of easily tipping over. We do require two people in the kayak for all trips, and two full sized adults can easily fit in the kayak. Trips include a kayaking paddle, a life jacket, and a dry box that you can put valuables in. Feel free to bring your own small cooler (think lunch box size). Since these inflatable kayaks, do realize that your clothing will get wet over the course of the trip, so please plan accordingly.

P8140013Kayaks do move faster than rafts on the water, so check ins are at 11AM 7 days a week and total time on the water to Orange Blossom Park is typically 2.5-4 hours total. If you have any questions about our kayaking program, feel free to call us at 209-848-4800! Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to give our staff time to prep equipment.

Children must be 10 or older in order to go on a two-person kayak, and must be accompanied by an adult.

Two-person kayaks have a maximum weight capacity of roughly 500 lbs.