Boat Rental and Other Information
Powered watercraft are available only for research and academic activities. We do not rent powered watercraft for recreational use.
Non –powered watercraft.
RFS has 6 kayaks and 6 canoes available for rental to the Juniata community. We only rent to individuals with current Juniata ID cards (current students and employees) We do not rent watercraft to non-Juniata students. Non Juniata visitors to the station may obtain rental boats from Rothrock Outfitters in Huntingdon, PA. http://www.rothrockoutfitters.com/
How to rent a canoe or kayak.
Step 1. Eligibility – you must be a current student or employee to rent RFS watercraft
Families and student guests may use RFS watercraft if
1. they are accompanied by a current Juniata student or employee
2. they have completed the RFS watercraft safety training course.
Step 2. Safety training
All users must pass the RFS water safety orientation prior to boat use. This is a 10 minute moodle course available at
Step 3. Reservations
We have many persons using these boats so reservations are required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve boats.
Step 4. Boat pick-up
Canoes and kayaks are located by the shed, which is along the road past the lodges (see map below). Some canoes are stored next to the road, while others are stored part way down the path to the lake. The path to the lake starts next to the storage shed.
Life jackets and paddles are stored in the shed. The RFS staff will unlock the boats and equipment shed for you. Please list on the white board all user names, your departure time, planned return time and where you plan to paddle so that we know when and where to come looking for you if you get into difficulty.
You must wear a life jacket (zipped up and buckled) while using RFS watercraft. When finished, please return the life jackets and paddles to the shed. Wet life jackets can be dried in the shed. The watercraft should be returned to the place that you found it.
The launching area is NOT a no-wake zone. We recommend you paddle across the lake to one of the no-wake zones (see map below).
Canoes and Kayaks must be off of the water BEFORE sunset. After sunset, Fish and Boat Commission regulations require all watercraft to have running lights.