JO Paddle
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
JO Paddle specializes in providing a one of a kind recreational experience where our guests have the opportunity to explore beautiful Wallowa Lake above AND below the surface on our Glacier Clear Kayaks providing a clearly amazing and unique adventure. Our guests can choose from a variety of Options such as our Glacier Clear Nighttime Adventure Tour or some Clearly awesome daytime rental.
Joseph, Oregon
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susanne o
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
We had a fantastic time on Lake Wallowa. We did a three hour kayak experience from the north end with JO paddle. This family own business puts their heart and soul into providing you the best experience on the water. We enjoyed our time immensely and highly recommend this experience. At the end of our time on the water, the owner gave us numerous tips about other hikes and activities that we could do in the area. So the next time you’re in Joseph Oregon I would highly recommend that you rent kayaks or stand up paddle boards with JO paddle. We have rented kayaks in the San Juan Islands, Seattle Washington and other places and JO Paddle was by far the best experience we’ve ever had.
Written August 18, 2022
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LadyRachael
LadyRachael6 contributions
Jul 2022
We had a great time out on the lake! Joshua and his wife were incredibly kind, patient and knowledgeable. They were able to get us out on the water at the last minute - just give them a call! We went out on the lake mid-morning with 4 adults and 2 kids. It was beneficial to be able to make a reservation so we knew for sure of our time + availability. Costwise is not much different from the marina on the other side of the lake. The clear kayaks would be amazing at night and hopefully we will get to try that next trip! Highly recommend.
Written July 13, 2022
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jenandfriends2016
Edmonds, WA42 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was really fun. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the water was calm, the kayaks were really stable and the guides were great. The lake is so clear and with the lights on the boats, you could see a lot of the lake bottom and fish. The stars were beautiful. I can’t imagine what it would be like with less haze in the air.
Written July 11, 2021
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JOPaddle
Thank you for the review we loved having you out on your Glacier Clear Nighttime Adventure, it has been a bit hazy due to the fires in the area, we are hoping it clears up soon the mountain ridges and stars are Amazing on a clear night..
Written July 12, 2021
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Tali N
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
Me and my husband did the night advanture kayaks with Hana and josh and it was amazing. It was fun, the lake was beautiful and they explained everything abouth the lake, thd dam, the fish. It was intresting and fun too.
Written August 8, 2022
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Staci P
6 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
We did a glass bottom kayak night tour and had an absolute blast. The owners guided the trip and were so friendly and knowledgeable about the area since one grew up here. They had so many tips on what to do and where to go. We saw fish and crawdads through the bottom and overall this was such a fun and unique experience. This was my first time to Joseph and Wallowa Lake and I can’t wait to bring my family back to experience this.
Written October 10, 2020
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john b
9 contributions
May 2022
We had a great time kayaking around Wallowa Lake. We were there about a week ago and it was wonderful. The water was so clear and it wasn't too cold. The owners were really friendly, and they gave us tips on places to hike and places to eat. We live in North Carolina and this experience was amazing, Can't wait till our next trip where we can do the night time tour.
Written June 1, 2022
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Clint J
Portland, OR1 contribution
May 2019 • Friends
First of all the people running this business are extremely friendly and accommodating. We had some time to talk while waiting for some other friends who didn't show up until probably a half hour after the scheduled time; they were taking their sweet time on a hike. This must be why TLC tried to warn us about waterfalls. We rented three of their glass bottom kayaks for six people. The kayaks come with dry bags so you can bring your stuff with you instead of leaving it all in the car.

Anyway, once we were out on the water, it was great. Such a beautiful day and we went early in the season, pre-memorial day, so we were lucky. We didn't see many fish or anything under the boat but we didn't follow their advice to stay close to shore to see them either. We were more interested in looking at the mountains and seeing how far out we could make it in an hour (we booked two hours total).

Fun tip: if you go down the eastern side of the lake there's a rocky embankment that builds up on the other side of the highway (I think it was formed by a glacier) and it makes for the most excellent echoes! I discovered this when I yelled getting into the icy cold water! Not sure I recommend that part...

Overall this was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, probably the best choice we made all trip.
Written June 1, 2019
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Brenda S
2 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
JoPaddle is amazing. Clearly. My friends and I went twice. Once on a day rental where we relaxed and enjoyed the spectacular views around us and below us. It was great searching for"treasure" on the lake bottom during the day. Then icing on the cake was the Night Tour!!! I won't ruin the surprise as to what happens on the night tours. But it's so worth it. Robert and his staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I HIGHLY recommend this for families to do while they are visiting Wallowa County.
Written May 4, 2019
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Jen L
5 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a must-do! Easy to book, fantastic customer service, friendly and informative! The clear kayak is so unique and it really added to our vacation time in Joseph.
Written October 11, 2022
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Carrie S
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
We had a spectacular experience renting during the day. The kids loved it, the adults loved it, will absolutely be be doing this again in the future. Can’t wait to do the night tour!
Written August 8, 2022
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