Equipment Rentals

Equipment Rentals

Equipment Rentals

You don’t have to have your own equipment to enjoy beautiful Lake Natoma.  Spend an afternoon on the water using Aquatic Center rental equipment.  The Aquatic Center rents canoes, sit on top kayaks, hydro bikes and beach cruiser bicycles to the general public. Please see our boat rentals page for pricing. All equipment rentals are charged by an hourly rate and prorated to the nearest quarter hour. 

For our qualified patrons, we also have sailboats, windsurfers, rowing shells and stand up paddling.  Please see the Qualified Boat Rentals page for more information and pricing.

If you have your own equipment you will need to launch at the Nimbus Flat State Park.  The Aquatic Center does not allow private boat launching (even if someone in your party is renting with us.) 

Renting Requirements

  • Every person in the rental group who is 18 and over must leave a photo ID during the rental
  • Each renting group must leave a set of CAR keys as a deposit
  • Renters under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • To help facility your rental process visit our online registration portal to create an account for your household.  Everyone going out on the equipment must have an account.

New for 2020 - Bringing Minors

If you are bringing a minor that you are not the parent or guardian on you must have the parent/guardian sign the Rental Waiver before you arrive and bring with you.

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Boat Rentals

Rentals are open to the general public and anyone can come out and rent our equipment.  Each renter must follow our rental requirements.

Rentals may be limited on Special Event weekends, please visit our HOURS page for more information.


Qualified Boat Rentals

Rental Requirements

  • Must have completed a Sacramento State Aquatic Center class or private lesson and be checked out to rent the following equipment.
  • At least one person must be 18 years old.
  • Every renter 18 and over must have a photo ID.