Boat Rentals

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 and sailing 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!

kayaks on 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.



We rent boats hourly or daily.   

Hourly Rates

Canoes & Kayaks:                  

     SLA Member: $12

     Non-Member: $15


     SLA Member: $18

     Non-Member: $20

Daily Rates

Canoes & Kayaks:                  

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

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


     SLA Member: $55 ($45 each additional day)

     Non-Member: $60 ($50 each additional day)


Days of Operation

  • Memorial Day to Labor Day - 7 Days
  • Labor Day to Columbus Day - Weekends Only

Open 9am-4:30pm

Rental Policy

  • Full Day is from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.


  • NOT accepted for hourly rentals.
  • Reservations must be paid in full with a credit card.

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: