Kayaking on Hoffler Creek
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Facility rentals are available for Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation members at the $100 level or higher (Friends, & Eagle Society). Click here to explore membership options and join today!
Weddings, birthday parties, family reunions, and photo shoots are just a few of the occasions HCWP has hosted. Popular sites within the preserve include the Pavilion, the Lake Deck, the Salt Marsh Deck, the Oyster Pier, and various settings along more than 3 miles of trails. Let us know what you are planning in order to explore how we can accommodate your event.
During regular operating hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, spaces can be reserved for $50 per hour. The area you choose will be clearly marked with signage during the period of your rental to prevent other visitors from occupying the space.
The rate for after hours rentals is $100 per hour. HCWP will be closed to the public, ensuring a private space for your event.
Launch Your Own
Rules & Regulations
Payment is due in person at the Visitor's Center before the paddle starts. We accept cash and card.
All kayakers must stop in the Visitor's Center to pay necessary fees, read and sign a release form, and leave a valid ID. Parents or legal guardians must sign for children under 18 years of age.
The rental period begins when the renter receives the kayak, paddle, and life preserver. The rental period ends when the renter returns the kayak, paddle, and life preserver to HCWP staff. We allow 15 minutes for travel to and from the Visitor's Center and creek.
The renter is responsible for the safe and authorized use of the equipment during the entire rental period. Equipment may not be left unattended or unsecured during the rental period.
Life jackets must be worn while on the water.
Kayak use for persons under 18 years of age may only be done under an adult renter's direct supervision.
No more than 2 adults and 1 child are allowed on tandem kayaks.
Single kayaks have a weight limit of 250 lbs. Tandem kayaks have a weight limit of 550 lbs.
Kayaks may not be taken within 200 feet of the mouth of Hoffler Creek.
All persons must be considerate and steer clear of any other boats while kayaking.
Alcohol consumption while boating is prohibited. Rentals will not be given to any person who is or appears to be intoxicated.
Do not pollute the creek with any waste. No styrofoam or glass is allowed on the creek.
All persons on the water must return to the launch site if lightning is striking in the area.
HCWP staff has the right to cancel rentals due to large waves or other unsafe conditions.
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