Community Paddling at Sandia Lakes

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

Community Paddling at

Sandia Lakes

Every Wednesday April 4-September 26, 2018.

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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. 

Introductory Lessons

We offer weekly Introductory classes for stand up paddle boarding 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. 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.

Roll Classes

We 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. Our Introductory Class plus Moving Water is a great way to take your skills from the flatwater of Sandia Lakes and transfer them to the Rio Grande. This two part class consist of 2 hours at Sandia Lakes and finishes with a 4 hour river trip on the Rio Grande.


Self Exploration

Self exploration is available at Sandia Lakes as well. Whether you bring your own paddle craft, or rent one of ours you can beat the heat and have fun on the water and hone your paddling skills for your next adventure. 

Rates and Entry Fee

Cost: Entry to Sandia Lakes is just $10, with your own gear

Evening Rentals:  $15 SUPs and Whitewater Kayaks for 2 hours of use, this includes your entry


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.


Introduction to Kayaking: $40, Includes entry fee

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

Introduction to SUP or Kayaking Plus Moving Water: $105, includes entry fee

The Kayak Roll: $40 for 2 hours of private instruction, $25 for 2 hours of group roll lessons, Includes entry fee

Multi-Session Passes

Tired of paying every time you come? We get it, that's why we offer punch passes. Our multi-session passes are great if you have your own gear and are looking to get out on the water (classes and rentals are extra).The more sessions you purchase ahead of time, the better your discount! 

Season Pass- $130

5 Sessions- $50


Reserve your lesson by calling us at (505)-717-2526 or using the button below.