Who We Are

Susquehanna Kayak and Canoe Rentals is owned by Art Coolbaugh and offers the most interactive activity you can experience in natural surroundings on the Susquehanna River as well as Frances Slocum & Lackawanna State Parks.

Our Services

What Do We Offer

Kayak Trips

Wyoming County and Surrounding Area’s Original Service on the Susquehanna River. We provide everything you need for a great day on the river!


We offer complete rentals of kayaks, canoes and equipment needed for your outing at Susquehanna River, Frances Slocum State Park, and NEW IN 2024 Lackawanna State Park!

Fun Events

Check out our Events Calendar to find out more about our events along the Susquehanna River and at Francis Slocum State Park Lake.

We hope to see you soon!

Welcome to the 2024 Kayak Season!

Gift certificates available all year and make great birthday, graduation, anniversary and Christmas gifts. Email us with your information and we will customize a trip for you. Fundraising opportunities available "kayak for a cause" builds relationships, team building, fun for children and adults, and profitable.

Email us for details at contact@kayaktheriver.com


Clients About Us

What a great trip! The full moon kayak event was amazing…the water was smooth, the guides were so kind and helpful. The scenery was BREATHTAKING even at night! Five stars to Ardee and his crew! I highly recommend this company for any kayak adventure!

Christie Smith

Such an awesome experience- Art and his crew were helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable!!! I can’t wait to come back again!! 5 STARS!!

Eileen Gallagher Perchak

Our first midnight moonlight trip was the best time I had with a large group of friends. very well organized, and id love to be able to afford it again.

Kristen Marie Gnall

Great experience and service. Artie and his team are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I will do a trip with Susquehanna Kayak and Canoe Rentals again!

Rick Laneski

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When are you open?

Open everyday from April 20th thru October 26th.

Reservations are required on weekdays with 24 hour notice.

Weekend reservations are strongly suggested but not required.

Call us with questions!

How do I make reservations?

Easy to book online, but within 12 hours of your desired reservation you need to give us a call in order to book.
Call us at 570-388-6107 any time. Credit card number will hold your reservation. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

What about cancellation?

Do I need experience or a guide?

What should I bring with me?

Are children permitted?

Is fishing allowed?

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