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Learn, Play, Relax on the San Joaquin River

The San Joaquin River Stewardship Program is dedicated to providing recreation, education, and stewardship experiences that connect citizens with the San Joaquin River, promote water safety, health and fitness and stewardship, and teach the importance of water resources for California’s future.
Let us help you plan a San Joaquin River Adventure.  We provide canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddling instructional classes and river trips.  We offer field trips and paddling programs for youth groups and schools.  The Stewardship Program has activities for all ages and abilities.  Contact us today!


Enjoy the Crazy, Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer!

 River Friends


The crazy, lazy, hazy days of summer are here! With Fresno temperatures consistently hovering around 100 you need a break. Why not cool down by paddling the San Joaquin River in a kayak or on a stand up paddle board?

Experience the ride created by the release of 1300 cubic feet per second of water from Friant Dam. This is the first time since the construction of Friant Dam that this much water has been released throughout the summer and it may be a long time before it happens again. Don't miss out, bring your friends and family and take a ride on the San Joaquin River.

We supply all the equipment you need: boats, boards, paddles, life jackets, and dry bags. Our certified instructors will turn an ordinary outing into an educational and exciting adventure!

The Trip: Lost Lake Park to Cobb Ranch, 8.5 miles.

Boats: Jackson sit on top kayaks, sit inside kayaks, and stand up paddle boards.

Dates: Every Saturday through October 4th.

Time: 9am to 3pm

Cost: $75.00 per person. 

Groups: Contact us for special pricing and to arrange a trip and/or a special date for your group.Sundays are a great day to do a group trip!

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Click here to watch a short trip you tube video. 

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The San Joaquin River Stewardship Program is a regional boating safety center as part of a program funded by the California Department of Boating and Waterways. The Department of Boating and Waterways funds boating facilities, boating safety education and supports boating law enforcement in California. A portion of Program equipment is provided by the Department to enhance boating safety education in California.