Kayak 41 North

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Rentals

Kayak & PADDLEBOARD REntals AT THE YAK SHACK

 

For those who prefer to paddle at their own pace, kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals are available at The 41° North Yak Shack Rental Center in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation in Lakewood, Ohio.   

 NOTE:  You must be at least 18 years of age and provide a bring a valid ID  AND credit card to rent a kayak or paddle board.

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HOURS OF OPERATION*

 

SUMMER HOURS  MemORIAL DAY to LABOR DAY

  • Mon-Fri    10am-7pm   (last launch at 6pm)
  • Sat & Sun   9am-6pm   (last launch at 5pm)

HOLIDAYS  MEMORIAL DAY,  JULY 4th,  & LABOR DAY

  • 10am-5pm   (last launch at 4pm)

FALL HOURS  LABOR DaY to SEPT 30

  • Sat & Sun    9am-6pm  (last launch at 5pm)

* weather conditions permitting, of course.

Rates

SINGLE TOURING KAYAK

  • $20 / FIRST HOUR + $5 EACH ADDITIONAL 30 MINS

TANDEM (2 PERSON) KAYAK 

  • $25 / FIRST HOUR + $5 EACH ADDITIONAL 30 MINS

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD (SUP)

  • $20 / FIRST HOUR + $5 EACH ADDITIONAL 30 MINS

OUR LOCATION

The Yak Shack offers direct access to the Rocky River and Lake Erie.   From our center, it is an approximately 1-mile paddle down the placid Rocky River to Lake Erie.   As long as waves are under 2 feet and winds under 10 knots, you are free to head out onto Lake Erie.

OUR FLEET

The Yak Shack offers a selection of high quality single touring kayaks and tandems from top kayak manufacturers such as Wilderness Systems, Dagger, and Perception Kayaks.    We also rent use American-made SUPs from Glide SUP.

 

SAFETY  

We take safety seriously.    While the Rocky River is always calm, Lake Erie's power must be respected.   That's why we ask all paddlers to abide by simple rules to keep them safe on the water.

Rentals are restricted to the Rocky River if conditions on the Lake exceed winds of 10 knots from the west, northwest, north, northeast, or east and waves are greater than 2ft, or if offshore winds (south) exceed 15 knots.

All kayakers are required to read and agree to our "Rules of the Road" and sign a waiver before renting a boat or SUP from 41 North.

Each kayak rental comes with a properly fitted PFD (personal floatation device), paddle, spray skirt (if requested) and bilge pump.

AGE LIMITS:

Participants much be at least 14 years of age & accompanied by an adult in order to paddle to paddle a single kayak; (children under 14 may paddle in a tandem with an adult; minimum weight for children is 35 lbs). Children must be at least 16 years old to paddle a stand-up paddle board (SUP). The minimum weight for SUP rentals is 100lbs.  

WEIGHT LIMITS FOR PADDLERS:

    • SINGLE KAYAK - min 95 -  max 245lbs
    • TANDEM KAYAKS- combined weight max of 475 lbs, with no individual exceeding 245 lbs.
    • SUPs - min 95 - max 215 lbs.

ESSENTIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PADDLERS:

All participants must be able to enter and exit a boat, maintain balance in a boat or on an SUP without assistance, and must wear a properly fitted PFD at all times (i.e., on, zipped, and buckled).   If your body type doesn't enable you to fit in one of our PFDs, you must bring your own.

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