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A smiling woman enjoys a peaceful moment on the water with her dog on a paddle board.



With over 200 acres of freshwater to explore, Lake Woodlands is where you can kayak or standup paddle board as you please, and enjoy onshore entertainment and dining when you’re ready to be on land. Get on the water and explore with these Woodlands area paddle and pedal watercraft rental spots.

Riva Row Boathouse

Riva Row Boathouse opened as the first public boat rental location in The Woodlands, Texas, in 2009. Centrally located on the lower waterway, it takes just 20 minutes to reach Lake Woodlands by watercraft. Choose from any of eight family-friendly rental options, including single and tandem kayaks, single and tandem pedal kayaks, stand up paddle boards, elliptical stand up paddleboards, water bikes, and even swan boats – be sure to bring your camera for candid photo ops!

Lakes Edge Boat House

A newer boat house to the Woodlands area, Lakes Edge Boat House is situated in the Hughes Landing development, and docks directly on Lake Woodlands for easy access to Northshore Park, and all that the beautiful lake has to offer. The small kiosk-style boat house currently offers single kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and soon the infamous water bikes (yes, it’s like riding a bike, on the water!).

SouthWest PaddleSports

From guided trips to all the watercraft rentals you can think of, SouthWest PaddleSports in Spring, Texas, offers unique solutions for your water sport needs. With 30 years of experience in the Houston area, SouthWest Paddlesports offers kayaks for recreational use or fishing, canoes, stand up paddle boards, and a few more rentals to get you gliding on the water. Looking to buy equipment or get something repaired? The shop also has consignment goods, used kayaks, repairs and outfitting, and guided trips. The experts in watersports, the staff at SouthWest Paddlesports can help you get (back) on the water.

With springtime temps in full effect and beautiful waterways to explore close to home and near The Woodlands, grab your gear and get on the water with a trip to one of these Woodlands area watercraft rental spots.