Flagstaff Arizona Kayak, Canoe, SUP Rentals & Tours, Kayaking & Paddleboarding

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Kayak, Canoe & SUP

Bring your own. Rent one in town. Or purchase one for future use. Just be sure to get your hands on a canoe or a kayak and hit the waters while you’re visiting Flagstaff, Arizona.

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  • Drive up to Knoll Lake or Solider and Long Lakes to canoe or kayak your way through the day. 
  • If you need to rent a canoe or Kayak stop by Summit Divers and Water Sports. 
  • Go to Mormon Lake for some water activities that are close to Mormon Lake Lodge, where you can rent canoes.

Where should I go for Flagstaff kayaking or canoeing?

If you’re looking to hit the water with a paddle and a friend then here are some places for you to do just that.

Solider and Long Lake
If you’re looking for a spot with variety, drive to this area where there are two lakes. 

  • Location: Drive south for 50 miles on Lake Mary Road. Then take Forest Road 211 for 8 miles to Forest Road 82 for 12 miles until you find Long Lake. 
  • Seasons: Open year round. 
  • Marina/Boat Launch: There are two boat ramps along the lake. 
  • Boat Restrictions: On Solider Lake you can only have a boat with one motor; there are no boat restrictions for Long Lake. 
  • Camping: The nearest campground is Blue Ridge Campground and is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 
  • Fishing: You’ll find Bass, Trout, Catfish, Bluegill and Walleye at the two lakes.

Knoll Lake
This lake might be a bit of drive from Flagstaff but the water activities allowed here make it worth the time. 

  • Location: Drive south for 55 miles on Lake Mary Road until Clints Well. Take a left there on Highway 87 until Forest Road 96 and turn right. Then drive six miles to Forest Road 96 until Forest Road 321. Take a right and drive 10 miles to Forest Road 300 and then go east for four miles until you reach Forest Road 295E. 
  • Seasons: Open year round. 
  • Marina/Boat Launch: There is one boat ramp. 
  • Boat Restrictions: Boats can only have a single motor. 
  • Camping: The nearest campground is Knoll Lake Campground, open from May until September. 
  • Fishing: You’ll find Rainbow, Brook and Brown trout for you to wrangle in to your canoe.

Do I need a permit or license for my kayak or canoe?

You do not need a license or registration for non-motorized water vehicles.

I am looking for a canoe or kayak guide

If you’re looking for some tips on these activities there are a few places in town that can help. See the listings on this page.

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