Escape the heat with our guide to kayaking and paddle boarding in Dallas. From lakes to scenic rivers, beat the scorching summer temps at our local bodies of water. Explore rentals, stunning locations, hidden gems, and spots to bring your own!

Updated April 2024


 

PADDLEBOARD RENTALS

Dallas Paddle


DALLAS PADDLE

Dallas Paddle is the place for paddle board rentals if you're in the heart of Dallas! With $25 per hour or $55 per day SUP rentals, you can spend as much time as you'd like enjoying White Rock Lake. Walk-ups are welcome on a first-come-first-serve basis, so try to start your fun lake day early! (pictured)

White Rock | Directions


DFW SURF

Surf's up! DFW Surf has classes and events like beginner and SUP yoga classes, Women's Wednesdays, and more! Plus, there are rentals for $25 per hour at Grapevine, Frisco, and Little Elm. Looking to make new connections in the DFW? Join Paddle and a Pint, where you can take a sunset paddle tour and enjoy free beers from Three Nations Brewery!

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DISCOVER TEXOMA

Discover Texoma has three locations for rentals on Lake Texoma! You can visit Lighthouse Resort and Marina, Paradise on Lake Texoma, and Island View Park and rent your SUP for $25 per hour. They also offer SUP classes and tours through the University of Texoma throughout the summer, so make sure to check out their website for when they'll be offered! A bonus is that they'll also allow you to bring your four-legged friend with you.

Texoma | Directions


LIVE ADVENTURES

Located past the marina and across from the beach, you'll find Live Adventure's kayak rental signs that will lead you to your SUP! Rentals start at $15 for the first hour and $10 for each additional hour after. There is a fee to park as well, so make sure to come prepared for that! Book your reservation on their website and have yourself an adventure!

Joe Pool Lake | Directions
 

SUP NTX

Explore Lake Carolyn on a paddle board for $25 per hour! This family-owned business offers SUP yoga and fitness classes, sunset paddles, and more. They also offer 2-hour paddle board lessons for $75 if you're looking to get familiar with the sport before your next vacay on the lake!

Las Colinas | Directions


TRINITY PADDLE CO.

Take SUP yoga classes, lessons, and rentals for $15 per hour with Trinity Paddle Co. Discover your love for the sport of paddle boarding and the beautiful outdoors at Twin Point Park! Wanting to spend some extra time in the sun? Rent your SUP for 3 hours for $35. 

Fort Worth | Directions
 

KAYAK RENTALS
Trinity River Kayak


DALLAS PADDLE

Take in the stunning views of White Rock Lake by kayaking with Dallas Paddle! Single or double kayak rentals go for $20 to $25 per hour or $45 to $55 per day respectively. With a quick check-in and a few instructions given, you'll be set! Walk-ups are also welcome.

White Rock | Directions
 

DFW SURF 

Have you experienced a sunrise or sunset paddle? Try a Sunrise Saturday tour at DFW Surf's Little Elm location, or try their new Sunset Rental Experience at their three locations in Grapevine, Frisco, and Little Elm. Rentals are $25 per hour and their 1 or 2-person kayaks can be booked through their website! (pictured)

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TRINITY RIVER KAYAK CO.

Guided adventures with rentals start at $50! Explore the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and choose your guide from Lake Lewisville Dam all the way down to California Crossing Dam. Enjoy a 6, 10, or 12-mile trip, or a 2-mile sunset trip while picnicking and then paddle back under the moonlight! They also offer a group discount of 10% for 12 boats or more.

Coppell | Directions


LIVE ADVENTURES

Explore the miles of shoreline at Joe Pool Lake and rent your single or double kayak starting at $15 to $25 for the first hour. If you're interested in staying out and soaking in the sun for the whole day, you can rent them starting at $60 to $100! 

Joe Pool Lake | Directions


LONESTAR ADVENTURE SPORTS

Float on the great lake of Grapevine and relax at Rockledge Park! Single or double-kayak rentals start at $21 to $31 for the first hour, and $10 for each additional hour after. You can also enjoy free lessons at Lonestar Adventure Sports!

Grapevine | Directions

 

BRING YOUR OWN PADDLEBOARD

Lake Lewisville


LAKE LEWISVILLE 

You can find several access points including Willow Grove Park, Hidden Cove Park, and Little Elm Park. (pictured)

The Colony | Directions

 

TRINITY RIVER

With 130 river miles and 21 launch sites, you can get easy access at Clear Fork and Elm Fork.

Fort Worth | Directions


LAKE ARLINGTON

Enjoy a 10-mile paddling trail starting at Richard Simpson's boat ramp.

Arlington | Directions


JOE POOL LAKE

Drop in at many access points including Cedar Hill State Park.

Cedar Hill | Directions


LAKE RAY HUBBARD

Get an easy access point at Paddle Point Park.

Rockwall | Directions


WHITE ROCK LAKE

You can have access from the boat ramps on the Northern and Western shores.

White Rock ​| Directions


GRAPEVINE LAKE

Start from Oak Grove Park, Meadowmere Park, and others.

Grapevine ​| Directions


EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE

Find access points in Ft. Worth including Shady Grove Park.

Fort Worth | Directions


BRAZOS RIVER

Have access to the river by Lake Granbury.

Granbury | Directions


OAK POINT PARK & NATURE PRESERVE

This location is in Plano and is easily accessible.

Plano | Directions



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