High Performance Paddle
High Quality Personal Flotation Device
Selection of SUP Board or Kayak
What you'll need
A valid Government Issued Photo ID. Driver license is best.
A credit card in the same name as the ID.
A properly completed and signed waiver.
Never paddle in the middle of the lake.
Stay to the right side of lake, just like automobile traffic.
Wait for faster moving traffic to pass before crossing the lake.
If the weather presents unsafe conditions, we will close the dock or halt rentals until it is safe again. No boats may launch if there is lightning, thunder, or if fog is too dense to clearly see the opposite shore.
If caught in a storm seek shelter immediately.
Paddle into the wind heading out, and with the wind to return. If having difficulty, paddle closer to the shore as trees help block the wind. If on a SUP, lie on stomach or knees and paddle to safety.
Kayaks, Canoes and SUPs must yield to rowers. Always be aware of rowing shells and coaching launches. Move toward the shore when being passed. Stay clear.
Do not abandon the boat. Lift yourself back into the boat. If unsuccessful, stay with boat until assistance arrives, or kick the boat to shore.
Call 911 in case of emergency or if you become aware of an accident or distressed boater.
City of Austin ordinance prohibits swimming in Lady Bird Lake.