Lake Merritt

Rent a pedalboat, canoe, kayak, sailboat or rowboat. They also provide boating classes. Sailing on the lake requires sailing certification, passing a sailing test, or taking one of their classes.  There are restrooms located behind the rental area.


There are hourly or daily parking fees and boat rental fees with deposit needed. They have canoes, El Toro sailboats and row boat, pedal boat , sunfish and kayaks, 14 foot keelboat, Laser and Catamarans. To launch your own nonmotorized boat, there is a daily fee.


Lake Merritt Boating Center

568 Bellevue Avenue

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Contact Info

Phone 510-238-2196 or 510-238-3420 or Email: for reservations