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Kayaking is an incredibly relaxing activity and a great way to get outside and moving while taking in the sights and sounds of your local environment. Kayaking is also great exercise that works out many muscle groups while giving you a well needed mental health getaway into nature.
With regular kayaking trips, you will improve your aerobic fitness, strength, and flexibility leading to great health benefits, such as increased muscle strength, particularly in the back, arms, shoulders, and chest. Fortunately, Texas is home to many great spots to drop your kayak in and enjoy while the weather is perfect.
 

Top 4 Kayaking Spots in Central Texas


Belton Lake – Belton Lake is a great location to boat and kayak. It offers plenty of camping, picnic, and fishing spots. It is a calm and relaxing lake to set your kayak in for the day. Some parks on the lake charge a fee or you can buy a $30 annual pass.
 
Lampasas River – Located between Youngsport and Killeen this beginner level river is a relaxing ride. There are no fees associated with entering and you are free to stop along your trip.
 
Krause Springs – If you have a smaller kayak of 5 feet or less, then this popular swimming spot would be relaxing to sit and float as you take in the sights before you decide to go for a swim in the scenic spring. There is an admission cost depending on your age.
 
Morgan’s Point – In the area of Morgan’s Point there are different kayaking trails that can give you different views. For example, the Camp Kachina Paddling Trail offers open water and wide lake views while the Mother Neff Paddling Trail shows off the lake’s smaller inlets. There is no fee to enjoy its kayaking trails.

 

Kayak Storage Tips


When you are no longer using your kayak, be it for the season or if taking a break between trips, it is important to store it correctly for quick and easy access for the next time you go out.
 

  • Keep it out of the sun, and if using a storage unit opt for climate control
  • Think about the size of your kayak when storing it in a self-storage facility
  • Before storing it, rinse it with warm water and dish soap and let dry
  • Do not store kayaks directly on the floor of the storage unit
  • It is best to store kayaks on a rack to avoid damage to the hull
  • Avoid strapping kayaks down as it can deform the Kayak
 

Where to Buy a Kayak in Central Texas

  • Marine Outlet
    Phone: (254) 773-9931
    Address: 4410 S General Bruce Dr, Temple, TX 76502
 

Where to Rent a Kayak in Central Texas

  • Waco Paddle Company (Brazos River)
    Address: 200 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76701
    Phone: (254) 424-3253
  • Pura Vida Paddle (Brazos River)
    Address: 100 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd N Interstate 35, Waco, TX 76704
    Phone: (254) 242-8370
  • The Mobile Kayak (kayak rental stand located in Cedar Park on Brushy Creek Lake)
    Address: 3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Phone: (512) 718-1000

Amy’s Attic Self Storage

Amy’s Attic Self Storage provides a safe environment for your kayak and other outdoor equipment. With temperature-controlled storage units and awesome customer service, we are ready to answer any needs you have. If you are interested in renting a storage unit for your kayak or have any questions, please contact us at 855-426-9728. Remember your kayaks will be safer and your garage will be less crowded when you choose to store your kayaks in a Amy’s Attic storage unit instead of your garage. We look forward to hearing from you.

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