Sandia Lakes Weekly Lessons

Sandia Lakes Weekly Lessons and Clinics are always a great time! Photo: Corey Spoores

Have you always wanted to try kayaking or SUP (stand up paddleboarding), meet new friends, and develop a sense of accomplishment that comes with new experiences? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Sandia Lakes is the place to get started. 

We offer weekly Introductory classes and exploration experiences for stand up paddleboarding and kayaking at Sandia Lakes Recreation Area every Wednesday evening (5:30-7:30pm) from April through September. Sandia Lakes will be open to canoes, kayaks, SUPs, rafts, and just about anything with paddles.

Rates and Entry Fee

Cost: Entry to Sandia Lakes is just $8.

Evening Rentals:  $15 SUPs and Whitewater Kayaks for 2 hours


Introduction to Kayaking: $40, Includes entry fee

Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP): $40, Includes entry fee

The Kayak Roll: $40 for 2 hours, $20 for 1 hour, Includes entry fee

Multi-Session Passes

Tired of paying every time you come? We get it, that's why we offer punch passes. The more sessions you purchase ahead of time, the better your discount! 

5 Sessions- $40

15 Sessions- $100


Our ACA-certified instructors offer low-cost 2-hour introductory paddling lessons each week by reservation. These lessons will teach you everything you need to know to be a safe and effective paddler on flat and gently-moving water. Introductory lessons include the cost of a kayak or SUP rental. We also offer lessons on learning the kayak roll. For this we recommend the participants already have their own kayak as proper fit and outfitting make a large difference when learning to roll. Reserve your lesson by calling us at (505)-717-2526 or using the button below.


Water Time is Always Fun!

Whether you're looking for SUP Instruction or you just want to get out on a board to get wet and beat the heat, we have you covered.