Aquatic Center

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 the Stewardship Program equipment is provided by the Department to enhance boating safety education in California.


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Kayaking & Standup Paddling Classes

Learn how to paddle by taking an instructional class!  The Stewardship Program will be offering  basic kayaking  and standup paddling classes on Sunday mornings this year from 9am to 1pm at Lost Lake Park.  You will learn water safety, strokes, rescues and participate in games and races.  Kayak classes are designed to prepare you to take a river trip or go on a moonlight paddle. Read More.

School & Youth Groups

School and youth groups can receive personalized water safety and paddlesport instruction on the San Joaquin River. The Stewardship Program offers canoeing, kayaking, and standup paddling classes that will provide students with the basic skills they need to paddle safely and effectively. Read More.

The Paddlesport Camp

Get your child outdoors and on the water!  Let them participate in the San Joaquin River Paddlesport Camp this year.  If they want to learn how to canoe, kayak, standup paddle board, take a river trip and race this camp is for them.  No experience is necessary!    They will build self confidence, learn how to paddle, and develop physically. They will make new friends, learn valuable leadership and team building skills and create memories that will last a lifetime.  Canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddling are life-long sports that will not only develop physical abilities and life skills but create a passion for life and the natural environment.  Read More.

California Department of Boating & Waterways Links

ABC's of Boating

Life Jackets

AquaSmart Program for Kids

Environmental Boating Laws

Boating Safety Hints

Teacher Resources

Boating Clean & Green

Wear itBoating Green