(2122) TOUR – Kayak Nature Tour – November 5, 2022

Join Headwaters Kayak staff for an enjoyable paddle along the Mokelumne River. The tour will be guided by locally renowned naturalist, Jay Bell. He is the retired science coordinator at Lodi Unified School District and currently serves on the Board of the World of Wonders Science Museum. Jay will share his extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna found along the Mokelumne.



TOUR ENDS AT 5:00 p.m.

The tour begins and ends at the Boat House on Lodi Lake.


Adults and  youth: $55.00

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Tickets available for purchase September 5, 2022

Meet your guides at the boat shed just inside the entrance to Lodi Lake Park, 1101 W. Turner Rd.  There is a fee for parking in the parking lot or you may park for free on the street.

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Jay Bell
Retired Science Coordinator
Jay is a retired science coordinator with extensive knowledge of the fauna and flora of the Lodi area. He is an experienced kayaker and has led many tours along the Mokelumne River.River

Participants should arrive at 1:30 for check in and loading. The tour will depart at 2:00 p.m.

After loading, the tour will depart at 2:00 p.m.


The tour will end at the Lodi Lake Boat Shed at about 5:00 p.m.


It will take about 20 minutes to dock and unload the kayaks after the tour.

It is best to dress in layers.  Water proof clothing may be of use. The river can be very cool in the morning and evening, but quite warm in the afternoon. 

There is no food or water available on this tour, so participants are encouraged to bring a snack and a bottle of water if they like.

No, this tour does not require a Lands Pass.

Binoculars and a spotting scope may be brought on this tour if they can be used from a kayak.

You should definitely bring your camera if it can be water proofed.

Yes, handicap accessible restrooms or port-a-potty is available at the tour site. Nevertheless, everyone should use the restroom before the tour begins.

This tour requires the ability to access a kayak from a dock and the ability to paddle for several hours.

There may be handicap parking available near the boat shed.

This is not a wheelchair accessible tour.

In general, it is not acceptable to bring dogs to the festival or on tours because they may interfere with other participants or disturb wildlife. Service animals must be handled so as not to disturb other people or wildlife. On bus or boat tours, service animals must sit on their owner’s lap because of limited space.

There are many insects, including mosquitos near the water, so long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended. Insect repellent is recommended.

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