Kayak 41 North

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Kayak & PADDLEBOARD REntals 


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.  

Use the buttons below to view availability and reserve your boat or board online.    Reservations are STRONGLY recommended on weekends.   



Paddlers must be 18 or older to rent a kayak.    Participants 14 or older may paddle a single kayak or SUP as part of a group that includes a participating adult. Children over 30lbs may paddle in a tandem (2 person) kayak with an adult.

All children under 18 must have waiver signed by a parent or guardian.  This can done online when you make your booking or you can download a waiver here 


Prepayment is required to reserve your boat or board.    All reservation fees are refundable for cancellations made more than 90 minutes before your scheduled launch time.    In the event of inclement weather, we are happy to reschedule your rental or give you a full refund.   Call or text us at 216-392-3074  or email us at info@kayak41north.com to cancel or reschedule your reservation.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your booking time to review our safety guidelines, sign waivers, and get fitted for lifejackets and kayaks.   If your group is large, come even earlier!  Because other customers may have reservations after you, we may not be able to extend your time on the water if you arrive late.


We reserve the right to restrict paddling on Lake Erie when winds exceed 10 knots or waves exceed 2'.  

In the event the Lake is closed, we will happily refund any unused portion of your rental (e.g., you booked for 2 hrs planning to paddle the coast, but only used 1 hour on the Rocky River) or reschedule your rental.  


The Yak Shack suspends all rentals for the following hazardous conditions:   lightning; thunder;  thunderstorm warnings;   current exceeding 1000 cfs on the Rocky River;  and heavy fog.

In the event of a closure, all reservations will be given their choice of a full refund or rescheduled date.



Our fleet of stable light touring kayaks are perfect for beginner paddlers without sacrificing the performance you need for paddling in a coastal environment. All our single kayaks have dual bulkheads for safety on open water.

Our fleet of single kayaks includes the following rec-touring kayaks:

  • Wilderness Systems - Tsunami 1255 (max paddler weight = 235lbs)
  • Wilderness Systems - Tsunami 135 (max paddler weight = 160 lbs)
  • Jackson Kayaks - Journey 14 (max paddler weight = 190 lbs)
  • Dagger Kayaks - Alchemy 140 (max paddler weight = 190 lbs)
  • Wilderness Systems - Ride 135 sit-on-top (max paddler weight = 250 lbs)


Our super stable tandem kayaks are perfect for beginner paddlers and a great platform for enjoying our Great Lake. Tandems also make a great choice for safely paddling with kids.

If your paddling partner is under 14, we have youth PFDs (for children 30lbs and up) and kids-sized paddles so they can join in the fun.

Our fleet of tandem kayaks includes the following:

  • Perception Tribe 135s
  • Wilderness Systems Northstar
  • Perception Carolina II

NOTE: To ensure the safety and comfort of our clients, the maximum combined weight for paddlers in a tandem kayak may not exceed 475lbs, with no individual in the pair exceeding 245 lbs.

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Rent a stand-up paddle board (SUP) and see the Rocky River and Lake Erie coast from a whole new perspective.  Our fleet of wide, stable SUPs are great for beginner paddlers.  

 Our fleet of SUPs include the following boards:

  • Glide 10' (33" wide; 4.5" thick;   maximum rider weight = 215 lbs)
  • Glide 11' (34" wide; 4.75" thick;   maximum rider weight = 240 lbs)
Whats SUP



Rent a board for the day and take it with you.    Our SUP2GO program features high end inflatable SUPs from NRS.   These boards inflate to a rock-hard 15 psi, giving you the performance of a hard shell board with the portability and convenience of an inflatable.   Just toss it in your car, hit your favorite body of water, pump it up, and paddle.    

Package includes inflatable SUP, high capacity pump, leash, lifejacket, and backpack-style carrying case. 

Our SUP2GO fleet includes the following boards:

  • NRS Imperial 4  (10'6" long;  32" wide; 4" thick;   maximum rider weight = 215 lbs)
  • NRS Earl 6  (10'6" long;  30" wide; 6" thick;   maximum rider weight = 235 lbs


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.


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 35lbs).  


    • 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.


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.