Lake Conroe Kayak Rental Preferred to Lake Conroe Canoe Rental
1. I've never kayaked before. Is it safe?
We feel kayaking is
safe. But this is our business. Our customers, Houston-area
kayakers, and world travelers feel the same way. This is why,
along with great service, they give us repeat business
and referrals. NLCPC offers their guests: Class 1
(water) kayaking; upgraded paddling and safety
equipment; tips and orientation on kayaking; and a
great put-in location !
2. Does Lake Conroe have any rapids to contend
Lake Conroe is rated as class I water (flat & slow
moving). There are no rapids on this
lake. Because it is a large recreational lake (22,000
acres), it offers different types of kayaking choices
for beginners and experienced paddlers (i.e., touring,
extended touring, fishing, recreation and racing,
3. I've been to Lake Conroe off of Lake Conroe
Parkway (Hwy 105).
Why would one want to kayak in an area with too much
power boat activity?
Not many people do.
However, that tends to be on the south end of the
lake. At least during peak season. But, there is a
huge section of Lake Conroe north of the FM 1097
Rotary Bridge surrounded by Willis,
Montgomery, Huntsville, and New Waverly. From this
vista, one can appreciate how vast the two main river
channels of this lake are. This area and beyond is
ideal for kayaking, and is why we positioned our
company around this area. Please view map on the
"Tours & Trips" page.
The view of the Sam Houston National Forest from this
bridge holds a majestic presence. It also exhibits the
countless kayak touring opportunities which exist
along 50 miles of undisturbed natural shoreline.
Northward, on Lake Conroe, has certain areas with
weathered stumps and occasional sandbars, The further
north you paddle, one will realize how good of a job
they do to filter out power boats.
4. I have experience canoeing. Can I adjust to
We feel you can. After customers try our kayaks, they
soon begin to enjoy our open-deck yaks. Eventually, we
successfully introduce many canoeists to kayaking that
were initially reluctant. This is mainly due to our
paddlers can sit while they paddle, yet still have a
quick exit due to the sit-on-top concept. These
customers also feel it can give them more control of
their own boat thus more confidence. They also see why
according to paddle sports industry surveys, kayaking
continues to grow in popularity, especially in Texas.
5. Am I in good enough shape to kayak?
Many people are. And, in our opinion, paddling a
kayak is not that hard to do. If a participant has
a normal sense of balance, is reasonably active, has the
desire and love for the water, they tend to
enjoy paddling NLCPC's kayaks for two
benefit of kayaking on Class I water is paddling at
your own speed. This allows you to focus
on your upper body workout, but also subtly on
the core, abdomen and oblique muscle groups. For the
enthusiasts, racing and/or cardio kayaking is always
6. Do you
rent tandem kayaks (for two)?
Yes, we now have a few
for rent, but most of our rental fleet consists of open deck,
Most users find that one-person kayaks give them more
control. Additionally, solo kayaks allow one to
enjoy the efficiency of a yak and, their paddle time on
7. Where do I paddle my kayak to from NLCPC's new
Initially, one can kayak to the
of Lake Renee, Lake Paula
and up to Hostetter Creek all from our
location. Other paddling
destinations would be paddling to the Lake's
main channels (Caney Creek Branch or the West Fork of the
San Jacinto). Land kayaking destinations would be Cagle
Camp, Stubblefield Camp, scotts Ridge Park, or
countless other spots throughout the forest.
8. We have kids. Can they paddle too?
You bet they can. We have open-deck youth kayaks
for them. Typical age of a young NLCPC paddler is 7-13
years of age. But for 2-5 years range, NLCPC has a special boat where adults safely
transport their "future paddlers" in an oversized,
suitable, open tank well. NLCPC also supplies our
"little" guests with appropriate sized PFD's (vests),
too. See the pictures on the Gallery page.
9. Lifting, tying down, shuttling, accessorizing
and putting-in a rented kayak sounds like a lot of
It does and it can be. But at NLCPC, we do
all the work (except paddling). We are operating
on a kayak-friendly lake front property with all the boats, gear and
the great service you'll need. There is no need to
shuttle anymore. Why not save your energy for the
paddling. Just show up with a love for the water... and a
10. I already have a kayak, but others in my
group need one. Can they rent kayaks for themselves
while I bring mine to NLCPC?
Of course. If you are coming with others, who will
be renting from us, there is no problem in putting-in
your own kayak(s) and with no applicable put-in fees.