rental_equipmentWe rent canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards and all the river accessories you’ll need for your paddling trip.

The River Adventures offered by Headwaters Outfitters include your canoe or kayak, life jacket, and paddles. The following equipment rental rates are for those who are interested in renting a canoe or kayak and transporting them to another river or lake.

 Rental Information

Canoes & Kayaks & SUP’s are subject to availability, may be rented daily, weekly, or monthly.

  • Canoes/kayaks are not to be used on any whitewater rivers above Class II.
  • Customer reads, acknowledges, agrees to, & signs our equipment rental form.
  • Rental price for canoe includes 2 paddles/2 lifejackets. For kayak prices it includes 1 paddle/1 lifejacket.
  • Rental prices are subject to NC sales tax.
  • A minimum damage & security deposit of $700.00 is collected per canoe or kayak. Check, credit card, or cash is accepted.
  • All rental equipment must be returned damage free. Structural damages, such as puncture through boat, will result in loss of the corresponding deposit. For minor repairs, we charge the material cost in addition to labor fees at $40.00 per hour.
  • All rental equipment must be returned clean. We offer a $20.00 per boat cleaning fee.

Canoe or Tandem Kayak: 

Canoes and Tandem Kayaks $60 per canoe per day (24 hours), or $300 for 5-7 days
Please call for rates of 10 or more boats 

 Single Kayaks:

Single kayaks $45 per kayak per day  (24 hours), or $225 for 5-7 days
Please call for rates of 10 or more boats

Stand Up Paddle Boards: (24 hours)

SUP Boards $45 per day  (24 hours), or $225 for 5-7 days
Please call for rates of 10 or more boats


Please call for LONG TERM RENTALS- 828-877-3106

COVID-19 Updates
The current update as of April 1st, due to Governor's Order: Going forward until April 29th or further notice:
  • Our Retail Shop is CLOSED and:
    Offering ONLINE Shopping and Gift Cards
    Orders shipped out next business day
    For Call-in orders or order questions please EMAIL US.
  • The Forks of the River Taproom is CLOSED. 
    To-Go Beer orders available for pick-up Saturday 2-5pm. 
    Custom beer and wine orders available with prepayment
    orders can be placed via email or Facebook Messenger
    EMAIL HERE or Visit Us on FACEBOOK
  • Paddling Trips and Rentals
    We are postponing our opening day of paddling season until further notice
    All special events and guided paddling trips are postponed
    All shuttle services have been suspended
    Canoe and Kayak rentals suspended
  • Fishing Trips and Classes
    All Guide Trips and Classes are Postponed Through April 29th- For inquires please EMAIL

We appreciate your support and patience during this time. We will be available for questions, orders and reservations via phone and email. We will continue to provide updates when necessary. From our Headwaters Family to Yours, we send prayers that you and your loved ones stay safe.

The Whitmire Family