Boat Rentals

Last updated 6/2/2021

2021 Boat Reservations

We are renting canoes and kayaks to the public (campers and non-campers) throughout the summer. The SLA's headquarters are open to the public daily from 9-4 PM starting June 1st. Masks and physical distancing will be required while using the SLA's facilities. Reservations can be made day-of and in-person, but we encourage those interested in renting boats to call 603-968-7336 or email at least one (1) day prior to the rental day to reserve boats. 

We do not rent powerboats, paddleboards, or sailboats. To reserve a canoe or kayak please email or call 603-968-7336. If making a reservation over the phone, please make all boat reservations at least one day prior to your arrival between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM. 

If you are renting a canoe or kayak to access your campsite please take into consideration your boating experience and the weather for the duration of your stay. We are unable to retrieve any boaters caught in tumultuous weather conditions.


Days/Hours of Operation

  • 9am-4:00pm
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day - 7 days a  week

The Squam Lakes Association rents canoes and kayaks to the public at the SLA Resource Center on Route 3 in Holderness, NH. The Squam Lakes offer excellent paddling opportunities, with many islands, coves, reefs and miles of protected mountain views. SLA has a trained staff to teach you the basic skills and get you on your way. Come explore the shores of Squam!

Rental Fleet

SLA has a fleet of rental boats, including kayaks from Wilderness Systems, Olde Town, Boreal Designs, and Necky, and canoes from Olde Town and Grummen.


Based on hourly, daily, and multi-day rates.

Hourly Rates

Canoes & Kayaks:                  

     SLA Member: $12

     Non-Member: $15

Daily Rates

Canoes & Kayaks:                  

     SLA Member: $45 ($30 each additional day)

     Non-Member: $50 ($35 each additional day)


Rental Policy

  • A full-day rental lasts 9:00am to 4:30pm

Security Deposit

The renter will be charged for any missing or damaged equipment.


  • 14 days or more notice prior to rental = full refund, less $5 handling fee
  • Less than 14 days = 50% refund
  • Less than 2 days (48 hours) = no refund

Late Fees

A late fee will be charged to boats returned late.  The fee will be $20 per hour until 5:30 pm and $50 for any return after 5:30pm and an additional $50 per day thereafter.

Call SLA @ (603) 968-7336 for more information or e-mail to: