Fun in the sun

If you’re looking for a new outdoor activity to try, go kayaking or canoeing on Lady Bird Lake for the day. Recreational kayaks and canoes are simple to navigate and safe for all ages.

Texas Rowing Center

The Texas Rowing Center has Austin’s largest fleet of kayaks and they offer singles, doubles and triples kayaks and canoes for rent by the hour or by the day. No reservations are necessary and their rental rates vary on the type of equipment you choose:

Single Kayaks

Hourly: $10
Unlimited: $25

Double Kayaks

Hourly: $15
Unlimited: $35

Triple Kayaks

Hourly: $20
Unlimited: $45


Hourly: $15
Unlimited: $35

The Texas Rowing Center is located on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail and directly across from Austin High School. For more information, call 512-467-7799.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kurt Mitschke on March 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Just some advice for the first-time kayakers: Don’t be fooled, an hour of kayaking may be plenty of time on the water for you. The first half of the trip is much easier because you are going with the current (assuming you are heading towards the Congress Bridge, which most people do) but the way back can be a little more challenging going upstream. You don’t want to be worn out too much trying to make it back.


  2. Posted by Patricia Rodriguez on March 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for the post! I have always wanted to go kayaking but I was worried about just rolling up in there and renting one only to sink it and drown myself seconds later! I would like to read a first hand experience from anyone from your blog group who has kayaked before.


  3. Seriously, I agree with Patricia because honestly I’ve always wanted to try to go kayaking with my girlfriend but whether it’s a lack of information on where to rent or pure laziness, I plan on going soon now! Especially because the weather is getting much better! Thanks!


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