2021 Kayak Rentals are open

W & Th     Noon – 6:00pm

F & Sa     10:00am – 6:00pm

Su     10:00am – 4:00pm 




138 Alabama Ave., Lorain

(AKA Riverside Park)

and YES, the new ADA kayak launch funded by ODNR is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


Due to Social Distancing & Disinfecting Guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health, rentals will be a minimum of 2 hours, launching  8-10 kayaks every 30 minutes.


Age Restrictions:

  • 0-9yo: non-paddling passenger with one adult in single or two adults in tandem
  • 10-15yo: in tandem with adult
  • 16-17yo: may paddle solo*                                                                                      *If adult is not present: 1) Guardian contact information is required; 2) Text authorization may be requested; 3) Maximum 3 per group



Single Kayaks = $30 1st 2 hours

Tandem Kayaks = $50 1st 2 hours

SUPs (StandUp Paddleboards) = $40 1st 2 hours



Cancellation Policy:

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 1-hour notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit, up until the time of the reservation, in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. If adverse weather may affect your booking, we will make every effort to notify you as early as possible.
Text your booking # and Name to (440)249-0590 to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price. There are absolutely no refunds after departure.



LoCo ‘Yaks is a 501(c)3 Corporation for Nonprofit focusing on Lake Erie and the Black River watershed in Lorain County, Ohio.

We offer Kayak Rentals, Adaptive Paddling Opportunities, Paddling Education, and Stewardship Events,

in addition to providing Community Outreach & AOC Education as Facilitators for the Black River Advisory Committee.