Alabama's #1 Paddle Sports Destination!
Terrapin Outdoor Center
The Original!
Since 1995

Kayak Rentals

Prepaid advance reservations required by phone (256) 447-8383.
Have your VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express credit or debit card handy when calling. No rentals if water level is greater than 500cfs, or if water is muddy, or if weather conditions are poor, or if daytime outdoor temperature is less than 70 degrees. (1) person per kayak only. No small children (paddler must be able to control his/her own rental kayak). No pets. All rentals & services offered by Terrapin Outdoor Center are provided at the sole discretion of Terrapin Outdoor Center and its representatives. Thank you!

Kayak Retals $30 ea.
(1) person per kayak ONLY. Paddle, life jacket and
shuttle transportation included.

*Ask beforehand about children going by themselves in a solo rental kayak. Often 8,9, or 10 year old children are capable of doing so, but please inform us of your particular circumstance. Thank you!

The Trip
We offer the best trips on Terrapin Creek! 3 different trips available. Upper, lower short, and lower long. The specific trip we are running at any given time is based on water condition and our sole discretion.

Our Season
Our usual projected RENTAL/SHUTTLE SEASON is May 1st - Sunday before Labor Day. Length of RENTAL/SHUTTLE SEASON may vary (shorter or longer) according to weather & water conditions. If in question, please call (256) 447-8383 to confirm.

Please . . .
Make sure that you are physically fit enough to handle the demands of a kayak trip. Always wear your life jacket! Take care of our rental boats & gear as if they were your own. Be responsible and respectful of others when floating the creek. Respect private property along the creek. Use common sense and obey the law. No small children (paddler must be able to control his/her own rental kayak). No pets, littering, alcohol, illegal drugs, glass containers, foul language, etc. All rental boats must be out of the water by 5pm. All vehicles need to be off property by 5pm. Store closes and gates lock at 5pm.  We're a family run business and strive to provide a family-friendly atmosphere for everyone. Thank you!


If you have any questions, please ask, do not assume anything. E-mail or call (256) 447-8383