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Lovers Key State Park
Essential Eligibility Criteria


Canoe/ Kayak Rental

In order to participate in this program, one:

  • Must not exceed the manufacturer’s weight limit for the vessel (275 pounds for single kayak; 450 pounds for tandem kayak, 780 pounds for canoe).
  • Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must have the ability to traverse uneven and unstable terrain independently or with the assistance of a companion for distances up to 100 feet. 
  • Must have the ability to wear a properly fitted personal flotation device.
  • Must have the ability to enter and exit the canoe/kayak independently or with the assistance of a companion or with the use of adaptive equipment.
  • Must have the ability to remain seated, maneuver, and balance independently or with the assistance of a companion or with the use of adaptive equipment.
  • Must have at least one person in the kayak must have the ability to move it through the water in a stable manner and return it back to the launching area. 

In the event of a capsize, one:

  • Must have the ability to get out from under the watercraft, independently. 
  • Must have the ability to right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device.