Enjoy the beautiful views while paddling around the Waterbury Reservoir in Waterbury Center, Vermont. Umiak provides all the essentials to get out on the water. Lifejackets (PFDs) and Paddles are included in the price of boat rental! No reservations are accepted for rentals. We have lots of boats available. Due to COVID, we are not accepting cash. 


Waterbury Reservoir has many users. It's all of our responsibility to be respectful of each other, the reservoir and the wildlife. If we work together, we can preserve this beautiful resource for many years to come. 

There are two year-round 5 mph/ No Wake Zones, which, with the protection by the 200 foot law and right-of-way laws, provide areas for quiet users. Please try to stay in these quiet use zones. Be mindful of motorized boat users, especially when not in quiet user zones, around boat ramps, and Elephant Rock. 


Elephant Rock is a popular area for all users but the landscape becomes very narrow at this part of the reservoir. This means the channel for motorized boats is reduced significantly. Please use extreme caution while passing through this area. 

September 18th


October 11

Friday - Sunday

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Last boat goes

out at 4:00 PM

If you'd rather paddle a boat on moving water, try one of our river trips on the Winooski river


Umiak also offers paddling instruction at the reservoir. Take a lesson from one of our ACA certified instructors in kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddleboarding.

Waterbury Reservoir MAP
Waterbury Reservoir MAP

Waterbury Reservoir MAP
Waterbury Reservoir MAP