Take a break from the city life and paddle down the Oklahoma River to enjoy scenic views of the local trails and wildlife

Launch on the south side of the Boathouse District. This area of the river is used by row teams so you have to stay in a designated lane while paddling down the river. Head east to check out the new white water rapid facility, or head west for less crowds and to experience the peace of the river trails. There can be a crowd of rafters and rowers around the Boathouse District, but the further west you paddle the more secluded you will feel.

The Riversport Adventure building will let you rent a life vest, paddle, and board for $20/hour. Great option for those who are new to stand up paddle boarding, or for anyone who wants to try it for the first time.

Pack List

  • One hour pass if using Riversport Adventure equipment
  • Sunblock
  • Camera (if you feel confident on board)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
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Activities Stand Up Paddle
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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