Equipment Rentals

Ross Lake Resort currently rents motorboats, canoes, kayaks, SUP's, and fishing rods to cabin guests, campers, and day visitors. All watercraft rentals include life jackets. Scroll to the bottom to submit your equipment rental request. 

 

* No hourly equipment rentals offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

- We recommend arriving as early as possible to make the most of your time and avoid potential afternoon winds! You can pick up your rentals as early as 8:00 am. 

 

* 20% off equipment rentals Sun-Thurs during the month of October 

Motor Boats 

- 14' aluminum or wood boat with a 9.9 horsepower outboard motor (we do not reserve boat type. You will be given what's available upon your arrival)
- Maximum capacity is five people, less if the boat is loaded with camping equipment
- Daily rate is $140.00 + tax (this includes fuel)

- Available to rent for camping and day-use

Canoe

Discovery Old Towne Canoes

- 17 feet, durable plastic with two seats and paddles
- Daily rate is $50.00 + tax

- Available to rent for camping and day-use

* Ross Lake Resort cannot rent canoes or kayaks to parties with children under the age of two

Single Kayak

Eddyline Nighthawk Single Kayak 

- 16 feet

- High stability

- Lightweight plastic
- Paddle, spray skirt, and bilge pump included
- Daily rate is $65.00 + tax

- Available to rent for camping and day-use

- No dry sacks provided

* Ross Lake Resort cannot rent canoes or kayaks to parties with children under the age of two

Double Kayak

Eddyline Whisper Double Kayak 

- 18 feet

- High stability

- Lightweight plastic
- Paddles, spray skirt, and bilge pump included
- Daily rate is $90.00 + tax

- Available to rent for camping and day use 

- No dry sacks provided

* Ross Lake Resort cannot rent canoes or kayaks to parties with children under the age of two

Fishing Rods

- Includes a rod, reel, and tackle used to troll for rainbow trout (fly and spin rods available) 
- Daily rate is $25.00 + tax (No hourly available)
- You will be charged to replace lost tackle 

- Fishing gear is not reserved ahead of time. Just let us know when you check-in and we'll get you all set up!

Be Prepared

Ross Lake is a BIG lake with LOTS of wind. The weather can change quickly and without warning. Each week we have to assist/rescue multiple canoes/kayaks who get into distress on the lake. Please remember these key safety reminders:

 

  • There is no restaurant or store on-site 

  • Know your skill level

  • Be prepared for the elements

  • Do not overload your vessel

  • Paddle early in the day to minimize wind exposure 

  • Wear your life jacket

Do not forget, there is no cell phone coverage on Ross Lake.

  • Advise that you arrive before 11 AM for best lake conditions

  • Paddle equipment is due back to the Resort by 6 PM

  • Two-hour minimum rental on Mon - Thurs (full day rentals only on Fri, Sat, and Sun)

  • No day rentals after 4 PM

  • Important notes about wind:

    • We frequently deal with high winds on the lake.  When sustained winds pose a safety issue, we will stop renting canoes/kayaks/SUPs for day-use.  If winds are unsafe for day users we will make all attempts to contact you before your arrival 

    • Note that the predominant wind direction is from the south…which means your return paddle to the Resort will generally be longer and more difficult than your paddle up the lake. It is wise to check the weather conditions before you leave. Click here to get the current weather conditions on Ross Lake. 

Getting Here

Please visit our Getting Here page for instructions on how to get to Ross Lake and the Resort. 

Equipment Availability Calendar

* You can only reserve equipment for the current operating season. 

* Reservations are required and we recommend making them two or more weeks in advance! 

Equipment Rental Request Form 

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*  If you are unsure, we will recommend the number of vessels you'll need based on the number of people in your party and what your plans are.