LEARN TO KAYAK
RENT A KAYAK
Welcome to Kokopelli River Center! We are Ashland, Oregon's only kayak shop. Stock up for your next day on the river or lake. If it's straps or dry bags you need we have it. For colder conditions we will outfit you with a pair of waterproof gloves and neoprene socks. If you need to find your way down the Rogue River we have a book for that too.
We are the only outfitter in the area to rent Stand Up Paddle Boards, high quality Inflatable Kayaks, and Recreational Kayaks from our retail location. We have rental life jackets, paddles, splash gear, booties, and more. During our summer season we are very busy with rentals so please reserve in advance.
You are never too old to get out on the water! This is your year!
- SUP and Kayak Rentals
- Private Whitewater kayaking instruction
- Recreational and Sea Kayaking classes
- Retail kayak and equipment sales & service
STAND UP PADDLING
SUP. You've heard about it but you may not have done it. Now is your chance! We rent SUPs from our shop for a half or full day. SUP is the newest form of entertainment on the water. It's relaxing, fun, and a great workout! If you're looking for something new to do Stand Up Paddling is the answer. We provide you with a board, life jacket, and paddle. Take an SUP for a day on the lake. No experience is needed. Call for reservations in advance.
LEARN TO PADDLE A LAKE KAYAK
Because not everyone is into the thrill of whitewater, we can teach you how to paddle a sea kayak, recreational kayak, or a sit-on-top kayak. Learn to paddle on pristine high mountain lakes, calm moving water, access hidden coves, and lazy rivers.
Recreational Kayaking Skills is geared to the beginner recreational boater who is interested in paddling on lakes for birdwatching, fishing, or just relaxing. Touring Kayak Skills is for those interested in learning open water rescue and basic navigation skills. No experience is required for either of these courses.
"I am "rolling in my kayak" thanks to the great instruction by Matt Dopp and supervised river time provided through the Kokopelli sponsored Kayak Paddle Club." Matt and Leslie have been excellent teachers and have assisted me in selecting the appropriate gear to keep me comfortable on my river outings in all conditions."
-Mark Spector, Ashland, Oregon
WHITEWATER KAYAKING INSTRUCTION
A whitewater kayaking lesson with Kokopelli's kayak school is a challenging and rewarding experience. We teach whitewater kayaking lessons for beginners and advanced beginners. Our instructors focus on teaching the correct kayaking techniques the first time so bad habits don't develop. Learn to kayak in a two day River Kayaking Level 1 or a multi-day campout Whitewater Kayaking Immersion. Our American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructors help you get comfortable with kayaking basics and move forward safely for a lifetime of fun!
Kokopelli is dedicated to upholding our reputation as a highly respected kayak instructional program and guide service. We are committed to the environment that we work and play in. We hope to instill the same love for boating that we have in you. We invite you to join us for a lifetime of excitement and unforgettable memories.