We want you to be safe! Please follow these guidelines.

Please grab your life jacket and appropriate paddle before arriving at the shore. We are here to help.

The best way to enter the canoe or kayak is with it parallel to the shore.

Make sure that you stay low and center yourself to keep the boat stable.


You must have the ability to enter and exit the craft independently or with the assistance of a companion.

You must have the ability to remain seated and balanced, using adaptive support if necessary. Adaptive support should affect neither the integrity nor the stability of the craft.

At least one person in the canoe must have the ability to move it through the water in a stable manner and return it back to the launch area.

In the event of a capsize, canoeists must have:

Independent ability to get out from under the craft.

Ability to right themselves and remain face up in the water with the aid of an age-appropriate PFD.