BASIC INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL
Our Mission and Purpose
To provide equipment and develop
activities to expose our clients to the wonders of nature. We
provide weekend watercraft rental from the Lake Vesuvius Recreation
Area, Lawrence County, Ohio. The “fleet” can also be booked
for special excursions, group outings, parties, etc. (based on
Flotation Devise (PDF) May use your own if USCG approved
For your safety, PFD REQUIRED!
When/Where are boats?
The Lake Vesuvius boat ramp is located north
of Ironton, Ohio just off of State Route 93. In
addition to the public boat launch, Wayne National Forest offers
camping, hiking, horse and atv trails. Hotels/motels are available
in the Ironton, Ohio and Ashland, Kentucky areas. During kayak
season our website will advise days/times that we will be set up at
Kayaks can be reserved for special events,
parties, excursions by special arraignment.
What kind of boat can I rent?
KKLLC has a variety of boats.
are great for covering ground and seeing all or most of the lake.
allow you to save a little money and share the ride with a partner.
quiet and relaxing. The “old School” way to enjoy your day on the
are yet another money saver as you can seat 4 people (2 paddlers)
What do I need to
forms of I.D. include driver’s license, military I.D., passports,
photo), or copies of birth certificates or social security cards for
If possible a
copy of the liability waiver (posted on our website)
clothing, change of clothes, towel.
River shoes, sandals.
(The safest way to enter/exit a kayak is to walk into the shallow
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm
Dry bag or waterproof box. We will not be
responsible for damage to your personal items (ie. camera,wallet)
I am a Greenhorn. Can I get help?
Certainly! However, at this point we are not
offering actual training but will gladly answer your questions to
the best of our ability. We will assist you in entering/exiting the
boat but assume no liability in doing so.
I am a MINOR
You can use one of our boats but a parent or
legal guardian must take full responsibility for you and your
actions. A liability waiver must be signed in the presence of our
representative. “No person under 12 years of age shall operate
any vessel unless under the direct visual and audible supervision of
a person who is 18 years of age or older”.
(ODNR Ohio Boat Operators Guide page 30)
Can I bring my dog?
Some of the kayaks have room for a small
child or dog. We will not block you from taking him/her but do not
recommend it, especially in the case of a rookie paddler.
The “renter” assumes ALL responsibility
What if I damage a boat, PDF, or paddle?
If damage occurs as a result of misuse
(as determined by KKLLC) you will be responsible.
Client will be accessed replacement cost for “new” unit.
Dragging a boat, especially on
pavement drastically shortens its useful life. Our fleet has
been carefully selected to
provide a quality experience. Please help us keep it in good
Can I fish?
Sure! You can fish from any of our
kayaks. Additionally our fleet includes several models that are specifically designed for fishing. It
is your responsibility to follow rules, regulations, and licensing for the area that you intend to
Do I have to wear a life jacket (PFD)?
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I have a medical issue or physical
KKLCC is not equipped beyond basic
first aid/cpr. If you have any medical conditions (ie. diabetes,
allergies, etc.) please notify us. Some handicaps may require you to
be assisted by YOUR OWN personal caregiver.
What does a rental cost?
are posted on our website