SFR - Canoe rentals?

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Kent Lufkin, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. A friend is a co-scoutmaster of a Boy Scout troop that's planning a week-long canoe trip on Ross Lake this summer. Anyone know of places where he might rent 6-8 canoes for the week?

    TIA,

    K
     
  2. Kent,

    Check out Sportees in Redmond. I think they used to rent canoes .
     
  3. REI rents canoes and kayaks for reasonable prices and discounts for members. I would also try local universities, especially if they have an outdoor rec. program or club. I know EWU over here has rentals, so maybe try WWU.
     
  4. Kent:

    Pacific Water Sports(16055 Pacific Highway South, Seattle)((206) 246-9385) a couple of miles north of Sea-Tac airport. Good quality canoe rentals and customer service.
     
  5. Backpackers supply in tacoma, 253-472-4402 has rentals, one week for $149.
     
  6. If you've got a military, or military retiree involved, they can rent them very reasonably at the Fort Lewis Northwest Adventure Center (AKA "Outdoor Rec"). Just about any military reservation will have some kind of outdoor recreation rentals.
     
  7. Thanks for all your helpful replies. I've sent my friend a link to this thread so he'll be able to monitor your suggestions.

    K
     
  8. I know you said canoes, but call Dana Boetcher at "Swiftwater" anyway. If he cant help you no one can. Great guy.
     
  9. You can also rent them right at the Ross Lake resort and not have to haul them to the lake or up and around the Dam.

    http://www.http://www.rosslakeresort.com/rates.html

    Also, unless it has been recently resurected Pacific Water Sports is out of bussiness bawling:
     
  10. If I remember right...the canoes at the resort are the alum type. Not what you want for a long trip if you can find better.

    The portage around the dam isn't bad, but depending on the weather I'd make it an early day in and out to keep from fighting the afternoon wind through that spot.

    I spent a week on Ross in August in a canoe...great trip.
     

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