Boat Rentals

Last updated 9/7/2021

2021 Boat Reservations

Currently canoe and kayak rentals are for campers only (September 5th to October 12th).


If you are camping with us and require a boat rental for your trip please read the following. This includes other individuals within your party, so please reach out/forward to them if necessary. SLA offices will be closed weekends starting Sunday, September 5th, due to staffing shortages. If you require a weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday) boat rental for your stay it must be made at minimum one week prior to your camping arrival date.... we cannot process a same-day weekend rentals as we’ll be closed. If you require a boat rental please email or call 603-968-7336. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. A rental Liability Wavier and instructions will be emailed to you once the reservation is made.

Non-weekend campers requiring a boat are encouraged to make boat reservations as well.


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 for non-camping boat rentals

  • 9am-4:00pm
  • 7 days a  week until Sunday, September 5th.

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: