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Stevens Creek Reservoir Kayak Rentals

Kayak Rentals and Stevens Creek Reservoir

At Stevens Creek Reservoir we offer on-water hourly kayak rentals as well as stand up paddleboard rentals. There's no need to lug a boat to Stevens Creek Reservoir because we have all sorts of kayaks to rent. Stevens Creek Reservoir is perfect for first time paddlers and those looking to hone their kayaking skills. It's an incredibly relaxing place to visit, easy to get to, and is nicely tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take a look at the picture gallery of Stevens Creek Reservoir.

Kayak Rental Rates

Stevens Creek Reservoir
Kayak Rental Rates
1
Hour
(min.)
Singles
15
Doubles
25
Extra Life Jacket
5
Rental Includes: PFD(s)(life jackets), paddles(s), and backrests for sit-on-tops. Minimum rental period is one hour and prorated thereafter. Please read our rental policies.

Operating Hours

Closed until the 2018 Spring/Summer season
For larger group rentals please contact us.

The Stevens Creek Reservoir rental facility is open every Saturday and Sunday from mid-May through mid September and sometimes longer depending on the demand and weather. Operating times are from 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. The last rental goes out at 4:00 P.M. and is due back by 5:00 P.M. We do reserve the right to close early due to weather and demand.

Kayak Availability and Group Reservations

We rent kayaks on a first come first served basis and the availability of our kayaks is generally very good.

Reservations are only accepted for prepaid groups of ten or more for start times at or before 10:00am. If you have a group and want to make a reservation or customize a midweek event, please contact our guide service coordinator.

We primarily rent recreational sit-on-top and sit inside kayaks appropriate for total beginners and those looking to go on a leisurely paddle. Those that have taken an instructional class equivalent to our Kayaking Skills and Safety class may rent sea touring kayaks.

Kayak Demos

Customers who are interested in purchasing a kayak may "demo" kayaks at Stevens Creek Reservoir and will be allowed to swap out different kayaks during their rental period. You may apply up to $50 of what you spend on yourself at Stevens Creek Reservoir toward the purchase of a new regular priced kayak within one month. If there is a particular kayak you would like to demo, please contact us for availability.

Special Needs

If you have special needs or might require special accomadations please contact us at the numbers below and we will be happy to assist you.

Directions to Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino

Directions from San Jose or San Francisco using 280

From San Jose take 280 North or from San Francisco take 280 South and exit at Foothill Boulevard. Go South on Foothill Boulevard towards the hills. Foothill Boulevard will eventually change names to Stevens Canyon Road. Wind your way up the hill for a short distance until Stevens Creek Reservoir becomes visible on your left. Turn left into the parking lot where parking passes may be purchased for $6.

Directions from South San Jose using 85

From South San Jose take 85 North and take the Stevens Creek Boulevard exit and turn left at the light heading West on Stevens Creek Boulevard. Turn left on Foothill Boulevard heading South towards the hills. Foothill Boulevard will eventually change names to Stevens Canyon Road. Wind your way up the hill for a short distance until Stevens Creek Reservoir becomes visible on your left. Turn left into the parking lot where parking passes may be purchased for $6.

Meeting Place: Meet next to the large beige storage container nearest to the boat ramp.

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