Flatwater Paddle Co.
Flatwater Paddle Co.
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Gear Rentals • Stand Up Paddleboarding • Kayaking & Canoeing
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Flatwater Paddle Co. offers rentals, sales and service of paddleboards, single and tandem kayaks. They also deliver to private residences and public waterways.
Ringwood, New Jersey

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lynhur
New York City, NY3 contributions
May 2020
Ventured out to Monksville on a Saturday in May, and the experience with Flatwater Paddle could not have been better. I was able to reserve a stand-up paddleboard for a specific time, pay in advance, and sign my waiver, so all I had to do was check-in and go upon arrival.

The staff was super responsive, gave nice instruction, and overall seemed like they really cared about what was going on.

I rented for an hour, which was perfect for the first time out. The reservoir is pristine, so quiet and relaxing, but with enough people, you feel safe out on the water. On a whole, I could not recommend renting with FPC enough - I can't wait to do it again!
Written May 31, 2020
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ820 contributions
Jul 2020
We have rented twice this summer from this company. It is easy. Go online, book date and time; fill in the waiver online; if you need life preservers they sell them and are not expensive - you cannot rent given Covid-19. We used them again and it was worth it. The service was easy, kayaks were ready on time and staff all wear masks.
The only problem can be parking as the lot is available for launching of boats too; however we heard that if you bring you reservation confirm with you, they have a small lot - it looks closed but we heard you just show your pass. (we did find a spot in the main area so have not tried this).
The lake is large so you don't feel crowded. So much fun on a hot day!
Written July 26, 2020
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Dick W
2 contributions
Aug 2022
Had an amazing time renting a kayak from Flatwater. Staff was friendly and a lot of fun. We were able to easily reserve time online, and while parking wasn't intuitive, it was readily available. The biggest highlight here was the reservoir, which is absolutely gorgeous.

In our two hour rental, we were able to go quite a way on the reservoir, which is a lot more sprawling than it seems at first glance! Saw plenty of birds, a few turtles, and a lot of dogs - people love taking dogs on paddleboards I guess!

Highly recommended.
Written August 15, 2022
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Moni-SD1
28 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Great prices, clean and new gear. You can test some new SUP models. Always managed to find a great quiet spot on the lake. The staff is very helpful, quick to respond. I can pay with a credit card on the spot.

Note: You are better off reserving equipment for a given day and time-slot. If you just show up, there might not be gear for you.
Written September 27, 2018
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Lucy080280
15 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
I originally booked for another weekend, but I kept checking the weather app on my phone and there were supposed to be thunderstorms in the area. Although I called to cancel past the two hour window they gave me a full refund due to the possibility of bad weather. Great customer service!
I ended up booking the following weekend for a 1:30 slot, but called to see if they could take me at 1:00 and they were able to accommodate us. It is easy to pass the sign showing you where to go so be on the lookout for the turn into the lot. As other reviewers have said it is literally just a gravel lot and a stand where you go to sign in and get your paddleboard.
The staff was super nice and the when the worker who gave me my board found out I had never paddle boarded before he gave me some tips. The reservoir was calm and beautiful. I would highly recommend this company and trying paddle boarding for a nice day outside!
Written August 29, 2018
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Kevin J
Pompton Plains, NJ2 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
A Labor Day outing was great today - great service - well organized - they were polite and served many people on long hot day,,, had some great fun.
Written September 7, 2015
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adevalue
Greenwood Lake, New York1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Family
The people are super friendly and helpful. It was my kids first time and they took their time to show them how to use the boards. It was a beautiful location and day for this adventure. Highly recommend!
Written July 21, 2015
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Runningman51
Spring Valley, NY135 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Wow! Rented kayaks from these guys about six or seven times this summer. They are absolutely the best of the best. They don’t just put you in your kayak and send you off, they take time to make sure you’re comfortable and ready to go. From Jake to Dylan to the entire staff they are extremely attentive to your individual needs. Look forward to seeing them again. The Monksville Reservoir is a special place Really cool with some interesting history.
Written September 30, 2019
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JCLA2014
New York City, NY79 contributions
Aug 2019
This low-key rental outfit on Monksville reservoir is outstanding. They are a small table and 2 containers full of Kayaks and Paddleboards on Monksville Reservoir. I was referred by a friend, and love love love them! The staff is friendly, the equipment is is great condition, and the reservoir is a great place to kayak - very quiet as they don't allow swimming or motor boats. I wish they had more kayaks because I have showed up a few times without a reservation and they had no availability. I also wish they were open during the week.
Written September 1, 2019
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639mendels
brooklyn, United States24 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
The park is beautiful stunning grounds and a nice lake. If you want to rent a boat be careful since they will rey to rent you only what they have now. And if you decide to wait they will lie to you by telling someone else is waiting.
They got on the weekend some teenage boys working with the worst attitude. And zero customer service. If you could bring your own boat you will enjoy it
Written July 9, 2018
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Hi there, I understand you are upset that we were booked out this past weekend. I promise you, our job is to rent and we want to do exactly that--we do not lie about reservations. We always offer walkup customers whatever equipment is available at a given time. Not all of our reservations are back to back--this means sometimes the equipment sits for a short time before the next customer who has reserved it arrives, which I know can be frustrating. We take our reservations seriously, so if you make a reservation in the future, the boats will be there waiting for you as well! Have a great day.
Written July 12, 2018
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