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Lake Pelham Adventures

The Town of Culpeper in cooperation with The Ole Country Store and Bakery, is excited to announce the opening of their new watercraft rental.  Lake Pelham Adventures is located at The Ole Country Store & Bakery, off of Route 29 south in Culpeper.  We will be offering canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards rentals.

Rentals will only be provided to an adult at least 18 years of age who possesses a driver's license or other picture ID.   Payment of the rental fee is required to rent a watercraft.  Personal Flotation Devices (life jackets) are provided in limited quantities.  It is the renter's responsibility to ensure that all users of the rental watercraft wear a properly fitted life jacket at all times and follow all rental rules. All boats are rented based on a first-come, first-served basis; we do not take reservations or hold boats. The watercraft rental facility is closed during inclement weather. 

Although plans are currently being developed, there is currently no lake side parking or boat ramp available to the public to launch a trailered watercraft at this location and personal watercraft's will need to be portaged from the gravel parking lot to the lake.  Until additional facilities can be constructed, it is recommended to use the boat dock off of Lakeland Drive for personal watercrafts.

  • Watercraft Hourly Rate - $5.00 per hour (calculated in 30 minute increments)
  • Watercraft Daily Rate - $20.00 per day

Watercraft Rental Specifications are available to view by selecting the tab above.

Rental watercraft are not required to purchase a boating permit or certificate to fish while fishing from the watercraft although a state fishing license may be required.

Hours of Operation (April - October, weather permitting):

Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Check-in is located at the rental shed)  

Check-in (except Sunday) is located at the back counter of The Ole Country Store & Bakery.  When renting, please park in the gravel area away from the store entrance as a courtesy to other customers due to the anticipated extended period of your stay.

Rentals will be semi-self service with renter completing a rental agreement at the The Ole Country Store & Bakery; provide a driver's license or other ID; receiving a key to their rented watercraft and associated equipment; and proceeding to the other watercraft storage facility where they will retrieve their rented equipment.  When ready to return equipment, renter will return the rented equipment to storage; secure equipment; return key and make payment at the The Ole Country Store & Bakery; and retrieve their driver's license or other ID.  Educational material and small storage lockers will be available at the watercraft storage facility to aid the renter.

Watercraft must be returned by the time designated by rental agent.

A video demonstration before renting a watercraft are available to view by selecting an image below.

Watercraft Rental Guide

Life Vest Safety Life Vest Safety

Adult Kayak Adult Kayak

Life Vest Safety Life Vest Safety Life Vest Safety

We strongly recommend that you read the documents below before your visit.  We also recommend that you fill out and bring the Boat Rental Agreement with you to The Ole Country Store & Bakery to facilitate the rental process.  If you cannot print the Boat Rental Agreement, they will be available at The Ole Country Store & Bakery.

Certificate to Fish and Boating Permits can be purchased at The Ole Country Store & Bakery, Town Hall located at 400 South Main Street in Culpeper or from our website.

Click on the Contact Information Tab for additional information.

The Town of Culpeper would like to thank the following partners for their assistance in this endeavor:

  • The Ole Country Store & Bakery
  • MD Russell Construction, Inc.
  • ATCS

Watercrafts Available for Rent

QTY MFG NAME DESCRIPTION MAX. CAPACITY
WATERCRAFT IMAGE
KAYAKS
6
Perception Tribe Lively 9.5 - Adult 300 lbs
4
Pelican Solo Sit-on-top Youth 140 lbs
2
Perception Tribe Lively 13.5 - Tandem 500 lbs  
2
Confluence Abaco 13.5 - Triple (2 adults, 1 child) 550 lbs  
PADDLE BOARDS
4
BIC BIC SUP 8'4" Dura Tec Original Kids 80 lbs  
4
BIC BIC SUP 9'4" Dura Tec Original 135 lbs
4
BIC BIC SUP 9'10" Dua Tec Original 200 lbs
4
BIC BIC SUP 11'0" Ace Tec Cross 2016 285 lbs
CANOES
4
Old Town Old Town Saranac 146  700 lbs

Convenient Ways to Purchase

Or locally, within the Culpeper Area:

Town of Culpeper Treasurer's Office
400 South Main Street
Culpeper, Virginia 22701

The Ole Country Store & Bakery
18019 Country Store Drive
Culpeper, Virginia 22701