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, kayak, canoes and stand up paddle
boards. All equipment rentals are
charged by an hourly rate and prorated to the nearest quarter
How to Rent:
All rentals are first come, first serve.
One person must be 18 years old.
Everyone 18 & over must have photo ID, we will hold onto this
the entire time you are on the water.
Each group must leave one set of car keys as a deposit.
If you are bringing a minor make sure to have their forms
signed by their parent or guardian before coming for your rental.
All Rentals must be off the water by posted closing time.
If anyone in your group has not rented with the Aquatic
Center in 2023, please have them make an account below.
This will speed up the process with you arrive for your
rental. We have a new software system and all prior
customers will need to make an account.
*To be eligible for discounted rates renters must show either:
Sac State Staff/Faculty ID, Sac State Alumni Association
Please click on the equipment you are interest above for more
Lake Natoma & State Parks Rules & Guidelines
Alcohol is not allowed on the Aquatic Center facility or in our
Coolers are subject to search and alcohol or drugs will not be
allowed to be brought into the facility.
Any guests that are found under the influence of alcohol or drugs
will not be allowed to receive services.
California State Parks states No person shall dive in any unit of
the State Park System. As used in the section, dive means
to plunge from any height, especially, but not limited to, head
The Aquatic Center reserves the right to refuse service to any
client that intends to participate in illegal activities in the
State Park. This includes: rope swings, cliff jumping, tree
plunging or diving and bike jumping.
Pets are not allowed on the facility or in our equipment.
Rental Equipment Terms & Conditions
Renters must wear a life jacket at all times when operating
equipment on the water (life jackets are included in the price of
A photo ID is required for each adult using the
equipment. Credit cards with a photo or digital copies of
ID will not be accepted.
Keys & ID’s will only be returned when all equipment is
returned and rental fees have been paid.
Rental time starts as soon as you leave the office/kiosk and
the time stops when you check back in at the office/kiosk.
Fifteen minutes is taken off your total time to allow for time to
get you in and out of the equipment. Rentals are charged on
the hourly base and prorated every 15 minutes.
It is the responsibility of the user of the Sacramento State
Aquatic Center, to check the equipment to make sure the
equipment is in safe and working condition prior to, during
and after the period of loan. Customer is responsible
for any and all damage or injury resulting from the equipment or
use of the equipment. You assume full responsibility for
the equipment and agree to reimburse the Sacramento State Aquatic
Center for repair or replacement of all lost or damaged
items. The Sacramento State Aquatic Center does not assume
liability for such damage and/or injury.
It is the customers responsibility to return the equipment on
time and to be sure it is clean and still in working order.
All equipment must stay on Lake Natoma and may not be transported
to another location.
Penalty fees may be assessed for failure to meet the
standards as specified above. This includes a late fee of
$20.00 for each quarter hour past the specified return time.
Each user is responsible to make back to the Aquatic Center
under their own power. If it is necessary for the Aquatic
Center staff to do a retrieval of any user there will be a $25.00
charge per retrieval. Late fees may also apply.
Guest & Staff Safety
You should not come to the facility if you are experiencing
any systems of COVID-19 or ill. Do not enter the facility
if you have a cough or fever. Patrons are expected to home
screen themselves prior to coming to the Aquatic Center
Face coverings should NOT be worn on the water, we recommend
you tuck your face covering in a pocket or somewhere safe while
out on the water so that you can access it easily when you return
to the docks or stop at a spot along your paddle.
Boating & Waterways Lifejacket Loan Program
We partner California State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways
(DBAW) to make life jackets available to the public on a loan
Come to the Aquatic Center front office with your photo ID, fill
out our Equipment Use and liability waiver and borrow life
jackets for use on Lake Natoma.