Millerton Lake SRA Paddle Sports Program Banner - Summer 2024

Join us for an exciting paddle sports program at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area in California's Central Valley! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced paddler, experience the thrill of kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding amidst the breathtaking beauty of Millerton Lake.

Date: Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting June 17th through August 9th

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm 

Location: Quail Day-Use Area on the North Shore (Madera side)

Cost: FREE ($10 Vehicle Day-use fee still applies)


To register for this program, please visit our Eventbrite page. There you will find information on dates and availability and be able to reserve your space for you and your family.

Register Here

Early Registration is currently open for youth/community organizations. For more information on group programming, please email


Join us in this free introduction to paddle sports. The Paddle Sports program offers families and youth an opportunity to try both stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking, in a safe learning environment. Participants of the program will receive instruction on basic paddling technique, proper handling, and transport of equipment, kneeling and standing positions on SUP, mounting, and remounting from deep water. The Paddle Sports Program seeks to educate participants on water safety including proper lifejacket selection, fit, and application, hand and paddle signals, and increase overall comfort while recreating on a paddle vessel. Materials will be provided to participants on understanding life jacket labels and float plan templates for their reference in planning water activities on their own.

All equipment including vessels, paddles, PFDs, whistles, and leashes will be provided to participants for the duration of the program. A facilitator and two State Park lifeguards will be present for every program.

Participation in this program is free with registration. Day-Use (parking fee) $10 per vehicle is required.

Whether you're looking for a fun-filled family activity, a unique date idea, looking to try something new, or simply want to enjoy the outdoors, this event promises an unforgettable experience. So, grab your friends and family and get ready to paddle your way to adventure!

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Each program will accommodate a total of 20 participants. The program is open to all persons ages 8 and up. All children between the ages of 8-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The ability to swim is not required, although, highly encouraged. All participants will be required to wear a life jacket. Participants must sign a liability waiver and photo release form prior to the program. We are asking all in attendance to participate in a pre and post survey to help us grow this pilot program. All forms and surveys can be found in the right-hand column of this page and may be completed prior to check-in. Check-In begins at 8:30am, programming starts promptly at 9:00am.