Paddle Western Lake

Two kayaks, each with an adult and a child, paddle on the coastal dune lake.

Enjoy a day on the water at Grayton Beach State Park.  Explore the backwaters of Western Lake, a 100-acre coastal dune lake surrounded by the natural areas of the state park.  Coastal Dune Lakes occur in only a few places around the world, so exploring this rare geological phenomenon is a treat.

Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent a NuCanoe or tandem kayak from the ranger station.  NuCanoe and kayak rentals are provided through the Friends of Grayton Beach and Deer Lake State Parks.  The calm tranquil waters of the coastal dune lake are suitable for paddlers of all experience levels.

Reservations are not needed, just show up at the park and a ranger will get you set up with life jackets, paddles, and map of the waterway.  NuCanoes and kayaks are conveniently located at the Lake’s shoreline. 

Tandem Kayak Rentals are $35 half day/$50 full day. NuCanoe Rentals are $15 for half day/$25 for full day. 

Aerial view of Western Lake, a coastal dune lake.