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Boat Rentals

The SLA is now using FareHarbor booking software to streamline your Squam experience!

Campers Only  / 


Individuals or groups that have an active SLA camping reservation.

September weekends: boat rentals can be made online or in-person during September.

October weekends: Offices are closed weekends starting September 30th, 2023. If you require a weekend (Friday after 4pm, Saturday and/or Sunday) rental, it must be made at least a minimum of one week prior to your camping arrival date. We cannot process same-day weekend rentals as we’ll be closed. Reservations are encouraged.

September & October weekdays: please contact us at 603-968-7336 or


Non-Campers  / 

September Weekends. 2023

Individuals who are NOT camping at the SLA.

Boat rental reservations can only be made for September weekends (Saturday / Sunday), no weekday reservations. Rentals are not permitted after September 30, 2023. To make a weekend booking please use the link below: "CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR BOAT RENTAL."

Click Here to Book Your Boat Rental

The Squam Lakes Association rents canoes and kayaks to the public at the SLA Resource Center on Route 3 in Holderness, NH. The Squam Lakes offer excellent paddling opportunities, with many islands, coves, reefs and miles of protected mountain views. Come explore the shores of Squam!

SLA has a fleet of rental boats, including kayaks from Wilderness Systems, Old Town, Boreal Designs, and Necky, and canoes from Old Town and Grummen.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation to complete a liability waiver and familiarize yourself with your rental.

If you are renting a canoe or kayak to access your campsite please take into consideration your boating experience and the weather for the duration of your stay. We are unable to retrieve any boaters caught in tumultuous weather conditions.

Days & Hours of Operation  / Current Situation

Campers ONLY boat rentals 9/6/2023 to 10/31/2023. Anyone camping or within a camping party may make a reservation during this time. For a weekend rental (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) please contact us one week prior to set up a reservation. General reservations (non-camper) run from 5/27/2023 - 9/5/2023.

Rental season ends October 31, 2023.

Boat Rental Prices  / Based on hourly, daily, and multi-day rates

Hourly Rates

Canoes & Kayaks:                  

     SLA Member: $12

     Non-Member: $15

Daily Rates

Canoes & Kayaks:                  

     SLA Member: $40

     Non-Member: $50 

Rental Policy  / Cancellations

Rental Policy

  • A full-day rental lasts 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • SLA staff cannot help secure/load boats onto a personal vehicle. 
  • SLA cannot transport boat to another location but a renter may.

Security Deposit

The renter will be charged for any missing or damaged equipment.


  • 14 days or more notice prior to rental = full refund, less $5 handling fee
  • Less than 14 days = 50% refund
  • Less than 2 days (48 hours) = no refund

Late Fees

A late fee will be charged for any boats returned late. The fee will be $50 per boat per hour.

Call SLA @ (603) 968-7336 for more information or e-mail to: