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Waterbury Reservoir
Lake Outpost Boat Rentals

Take in the stunning scenery of the Waterbury Reservoir from a canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard, or tube. Our outpost is at the lake's edge of the Waterbury Center State Park. We'll provide all the necessary equipment, including lifejackets and paddles, as part of the boat rental fee. No advanced booking is accepted for this activity, arrive anytime between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for a 2-hour rental.


Waterbury Reservoir has many users. It's all of our responsibility to be respectful of each other, the reservoir, and the wildlife. 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. 


2 Hour Rental

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Last boat goes out at 4:00 PM and must be returned at or before 6:00 PM


Card Only. Cash Not Accepted.

Standup Paddleboard       $29

Solo Kayak                         $29

Tandem Kayak                   $39

Tandem Canoe                  $39

Inner Tube                          $15

First Come, First Serve

Waterbury Reservoir,

Waterbury Center, Vermont

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

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.

My wife and I rented kayaks at the Waterbury Reservoir outpost today. It was a beautiful day and there were a lot more people out than I expected for a weekday. The guy working the rental booth was kept very busy, but he was friendly and gave us some refresher instructions and tips. The gear was in great shape and the kayaks were stable and easy to maneuver. Our time on the water was incredible. We saw loons and a bear! The bear stood on the shore not more than 25 feet from where we were just floating along. It got into the water and swam across to the other side while we sat there in the kayaks just in awe of the amazing encounter. When we returned the boats, it was still very busy at the rental booth, but again the guy working was great helping us out of the boats and asking our paddle was. When we told him about the bear, I think he was a little jealous of our adventure. I wholeheartedly recommend Umiak for all your adventure needs and will visit them myself to purchase a kayak next Spring- top notch service and gear.

Waterbury Reservoir Rental

Car Top
Watercraft Rentals

We have a limited selection of Kayaks, Standup paddleboards, Canoes, and Inner Tubes available at our Stowe and Richmond stores for daily and multiple-day rentals. Day rentals can be reserved online. If you would like to rent for more than one day, we can assist you over the phone. 


Umiak offers complete rental packages for rooftop rentals. All necessary equipment (foam blocks, straps, lifejackets, and paddles,) are included as part of the watercraft rental fee. The staff will guide you in loading and unloading from your vehicle into the water.

Where Can You Go?

Please feel free to ask for driving directions to local water put-ins and popular hot spots.

How Long Is The Rental For?

Day rentals are picked up and returned on the same day. Equipment must be picked up from one of our store locations and returned to the same location during operating business hours. 



Stowe Store 

Open Everyday

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Richmond Store

Open Tuesday - Sunday

10:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Stand Up Paddle Board: $54

Solo Kayak: $54

Tandem Kayak: $64

White Water Kayak: $64

Tandem Canoe: $64

Inner Tube: $25

$10 discount for each additional day on

multi-day rentals.

Reserve your tour online through

our calendar or call 802-253-2317

Umiak Outfitters,

Stowe, Vermont

Umiak Outfitters,

Richmond, Vermont

I rented a paddle board from umiak and it was pretty seamless. The paperwork is all electronic and a really helpful employee put the board on my car and took the time to show me how to make sure it was secure so I had no problems. Dropping it back off was easy too. I would rent from them again and highly recommended them.

Car Top Watercraft Rental
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