Lodi, CA.





We Offer FREE Social Adventures!

Every Friday on Whiskeytown.  Our Paddles are geared towards first timers and experienced kayakers alike.

Book Your Own Special Group Adventure!

Having a Gathering? Birthday Party? Scout Outing? Headwaters Adventure's is the perfect place to book your special outing!

Day Touring Tandem Kayaks -

1/2 Day Rental $50 - Full Day Rental $65 - Weekend Rental $115

Tandem kayaks have additional optional child seat for possible triple


1/2 Day Rental $50

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Day Touring Kayaks -

1/2 Day Rental $30 - Full Day Rental $50 - Weekend Rental $90

We offer a many different types of kayaks as part of our rental program. Rentals include personal flotation devices, paddles & spray skirts


Headwaters Adventure Company offer a full line of high quality kayaks, paddles and gear. Stop by and see our great supply today!

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Join Our Group: Shasta Paddlers

We're a loose knit group made up of enthusiasts of kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, and anything else that travels on the water under human power. We meet at Whiskeytown Lake just west of Redding, California for weekly evening social paddles, the Sacramento river for down river running and up-river workouts, and host a number of events throughout the Northstate.  Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome to participate and we strongly encourage newbies!

Headwaters Adventure BLOG

Favorite Paddling Destinations

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This week I would like to hear from paddlers on what their favorite paddling destinations are. It can be a specific place or a type of water. California has beautiful lakes, rivers for all skill levels and the ocean. I love the silent glide on a glassy lake. My favorite lake has been Tahoe. With its gradient blues and milliondollar homes lakeside it is surreal. Closer to home I enjoy my weekly paddles on Whiskeytown Lake. The quite glide into Boulder Creek and just sitting between the rocks as the water flows over them is peacefu ..

How Does Paddling Look So Easy?

Thursday, July 03, 2014
Ever wonder how paddlers make their strokes look so effortless? How do paddlers know when to use a brace to prevent a capsize? Muscle memory and seat time are part of what make the strokes look so graceful and it can prevent a capsize. Muscle memory and seat time are two common phrases used in the paddling community. Muscle memory is also known as motor learning. This is teaching your muscles how to repeat certain movements or techniques over and over again. In a recent event Terri Arbuckle was able to use muscle memory for the for ..


Short Boat Clinic on the Sacramento River 

Short Boat Clinic on the Sacramento River Come join us for a Short Boat Clinic on the Sacramento River in Redding Ca. This clinic will be held on Saturday August 2nd from 9 am to 1 pm. This clinic will be taught by Shawn McNeely a level 2 A..


Taming Your Wild Side! 

Taming Your Wild Side! Paddling Clinic on Saturday and Sunday July 26th and 27th. Bring your kayak, camping gear and food. The instructor for the two day clinic is George Williams Sr. in conjunction with TRINITY RIVER RAFTING, Big Bar CA. Th..


Camp Arbuckle 2014 - July 11-13 

On July 11-13th is Our Annual Camp Arbuckle. This year there will be a $15.00 for the whole event including the cost of the film festival on Saturday. Friday will be the Whiskeytown Lake Paddle at 11:00 am followed by a BBQ at the Headwaters A..


Every Tuesday Night River Section Paddles 

Every* Tuesday Evening is "River Sections"! These paddles are Free and are broken into Four Sections - Time: 6 p.m. 1. The first section is the most technical. It starts at Posse Grounds in Redding and ends at Bonneyview boat ram..


Every Friday Night Social Paddles 

Every Friday Night - 6 pm Hosted kayak touring on Whiskeytown at the Oak Bottom boat launch Come out and celebrate the end of the work week with an evening social paddle on Whiskeytown Lake. RSVP with your favorite Cobbler recommendation...


Our Latest Happy Customers:

These are just a few of Headwaters latest happy customers. We would like to thank them for coming to Headwaters Adventure Co for all their Kayaking needs!

Our Location:

930 Merchant St., A-1, Redding, CA 96002           PH: 530-223-2411

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