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Kayaking on the creek

Season starts Mid-April 2020

Though it is tidal, Hoffler Creek is flat water and accessible to individuals of any skill level. We have 7 Individual and 4 tandem kayaks available with tandems accommodating up to two adults and a small child. Kayaks are available from mid April-October.

For safety reasons, we do not rent kayaks when winds are greater than 15 mph, during thunder or lightning or if there are any small craft advisories in effect. Combined air and water temp of 120℉ is needed to avoid hypothermia. Please check HERE for wind conditions and HERE for water temps before planning your paddle. 

Must book 24 hours in advance. Reservations required. Book now.

 

  • Rentals - We offer two launch times each day: 10:30am and 12:30pm. All kayakers must stop in the Learning Center to read and sign a release form and leave a valid ID. Parents or legal guardians must sign for children under 18 years of age.

 

  • Launch Your Own - It is a 1/2 mile walk from parking lot to dock so come prepared. You may self launch Tuesday-  Sunday 10-2:30pm. All kayakers must stop in the Learning Center to read and sign a release form and leave a valid ID. Parents or legal guardians must sign for children under 18 years of age.

 

  • Groups - We can launch up to 15 people as a group.

 

  • Guided Paddles & Events - We offer guided paddles and after hour paddles including sunrise, sunset and moonlit! Please check our monthly event calendar for dates and prices. 

Member Price

Non-Member Price

Kayak Size

Rentals

Launch Your Own

$15/hour

$25/hour

Single

Tandem

$25/hour

$35/hour

Any Size

FREE

$15/hour

Rules & Regs

  • Payment is due before paddle starts. We accept cash and card.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the reserved time.

  • All kayakers must stop in the Learning Center to 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 HCWF staff. We allow 15 minutes for travel to and from office and creek.

  • 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 preservers must be worn while on the water.

  • Kayak use for persons under 18 years of age may only be done under the direct supervision of adult renter.

  • No more than 2 adults and 1 child are allowed on tandem kayaks.

  • 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 allowed on the creek.

  • All persons on the water must return to the launch site if lightning is striking in the area.

  • HCWF staff has the right to cancel reservations due to large waves or other unsafe conditions.​