SUP Rentals

Fontana Lake

Fontana’s finger lake is the perfect place to paddleboard or kayak. It’s easy to access and there are no boats around to send unwanted wakes towards the unsuspecting beginner. Run a lap or two down the length of the lake and you are sure to get a good work out. Fingerlake is a great place just to relax and send time on the water, if you are just looking to swim and chill or maybe even have a picnic this is a great place to do so.

Rentals can also be taken out on the main part of the lake. Participants who desire to to this must have prior knowledge of the lake or a map to take with them, Fontana Lake is made up of may fingers/channels and can be hard to navigate. Reservations must be made in advance for main lake rentals.

Tuckaseegee River – Downtown Bryson City

This year Bryson City Outdoors has expanded on the the river right behind our store! We are offering kayak and paddleboard rentals on this slow moving section of river that allows people to enjoy the river right in the middle of town! Rentals on the river are done in 30 Minute increments ($10 for 30 Minutes) This allows you to stay out on the water for as long or as little as you like! Our property down by the river is also a great place to hang out with you family, we have space to hang hammocks or set up chairs and tables for anyone to use if they are looking for a spot to enjoy lunch.


Bryson City Outdoors currently offers limited board rentals. We are working on building our fleet and hashing out the numbers so we can give you a quality rental at a great price. Reservations are highly recommended and may be made up to seven (7) days in advance.

BCO knows that not every one can haul a 12ft SUP or kayak around. That’s why we actually deliver the boards & kayaks to the fingerlake and even carry them down to the water for you at no additional charge.

Children under the age of 12 must wear a life jacket and be accompanied by an adult while on the water. All boards are for lake use only.

Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals

Our paddleboards vary in length, width, and girth. We will be sure to give you the board that is perfect for what you are looking for, whether that is stability and durability or performance and maneuverability. Our kayaks are sit-on-top style and are great for all ages!

$10 – 30 Minutes (River Only)



Half  Day
Full Day

SUP Yoga Classes

Come get a whole new perspective on the Great Smokies, Balance, and maybe even yourself. Reserve Your Spot Today

Bring Your Own Board, PFD, and Paddle
With Board Rental

Sunset/Sunrise Guided Tours

Looking for a guide or someone to help you learn and take you on an adventure along Fontana Lake? Guides must be booked in advance. Email/Call Us for exact pricing and details.

Add $100 for the guide on top of the Gear Rental Costs


(Based on a 4 Hour Trip)

Extra Gear Rental (Each SUP/Kayak rental comes with a paddle and PFD) $5

Pricing Options: Hourly | Half Day(4 hours) | Full Day(8 Hours)