Our kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards can typically be used from late May through early October. Members may check out boats and paddle boards for up to 48 hours at a time for FREE. To learn more about becoming a member, click here.

For non-members, boats and paddle boards can be rented for $20 per day or for $100 per week for up to two weeks. Once you return a boat or paddle board, you must wait at least 24 hours before checking one out again.

Contact us at (207)200-4767 or with any questions.


When can I check out a backpack?

Whenever the gear library is open. Currently our hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

What type of boats does the KGL lend?

We offer one-person kayaks, two-person canoes, and one-person paddle boards.

Can staff help transport a boat or paddle board?

While gear library staff can assist you in loading a boat or a paddle board onto your vehicle, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring that it is secure.

What if I lose or damage something?

As outlined in our waiver, you are responsible for the replacement cost for any lost or significantly damaged gear. Replacement costs are below:

  • Life Jacket– $40
  • Kayak– $200, Kayak Paddle– $40
  • Canoe– $600, Canoe Paddle– $30
  • Paddle Board– $400, Paddle Board Paddle– $40

Where should I paddle in the Millinocket area?

There are endless places in the Katahdin Region to take your boat or paddle board, but a few local options are listed below:

Does the gear library accept boat, paddle, or life jacket donations?

At this time, we do not accept boat donations, due to limited space. Thank you for thinking of us!

Does the gear library do boat repairs?

We do not currently have the capacity to provide boat repairs. If you have skills in this area and would like to be involved, please contact us at or (207)200-4767.


Gear library staff do not provide in-depth instruction in how to use the gear. However, below are a few video resources to get you started: