Bayou Adventure offers several kayak rental options that allow one to enjoy the pristine river and bayous around Sam Houston Jones State Park. We are the only authorized kayak rental service in Sam Houston which offers guests an exclusive experience. Come experience Sam Houston Jones State Park like never before!
Location: Sam Houston Jones State Park – 107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70611 (By the Boat Launch)
SELF SERVICE RENTAL HOW-TO:
Notice to Thieves – all rental equipment is GPS equipped.
Do not use equipment when there is lightning, high wind or otherwise inclement weather.
Local Laws – each person must have a properly fitting lifejacket onboard & children under 16 & non-swimmers must wear a lifejacket.
Sam Houston State Park has a $3 per person entry fee (Free for seniors (62 & older) & children (3 & under))
How to Rent / Unlock:
Download the OdeServices app on your mobile device.
Scan the QR Code on the locker & select desired package.
Sign the waiver & complete the payment.
If payment is successful, the lock will unlock! If there are any missing items, make sure to report them in the app.
Remove the equipment & take a picture in the app before you launch. Don’t forget your life jacket!
How to End Rental / Return Equipment:
When you are done paddling, take another picture in the app to certify that none of the equipment has been damaged.
Place kayak, paddle & life jacket in the correct locker, lock the door and take one final picture in the app to certify nothing is missing.
Note: You will continue to be charged until the rental has is successfully ended in the app. Customers will be charged for lost or damaged equipment, cleaning and late returns. Please return the equipment in the manner you expect to find it.
If you have issues, please TEXT 504.754.5300 or report inside app. For life threatening emergencies, call 911
DISCLAIMER / KAYAKING SAFETY: Renting kayaks from our self-serve locations are no different than renting a bike, car, or a kayak from a rental store. You are responsible for your own safety and decisions, we are simply providing the equipment in a more convenient manner at so that you do not have to transport it. If you do not feel safe paddling in a kayak or on a river, please do not rent our equipment. Our self-serve kayaks are for paddlers who are comfortable being on the water and familiar with boating safety. Kayaking on Rivers offers organized boating traffic. Motor boats, sailboats, barges and working vessels travel in the “Channels” which are marked with red and green channel markers and are typically located in middle of the river. Kayakers should always paddle close to the shorelines and stay out of the boating channels, unless crossing over the river. When crossing to the opposite side of a river, please look both ways, let all boat traffic pass first, then quickly paddle across the other side of the river. If you see other kayaks paddling in the middle of the rivers or in the Channels, please help keep everyone safe and remind our fellow kayakers to always paddle close to the shorelines and out of the channels.
* Waivers are required for every participant. Bayou Adventure is NOT responsible for any injuries related to kayak rental.