Geaux With the Flow

Experience the thrill of gliding through Natchitoches’ stunning waterways, where every turn is a new discovery!

Chart Your Course

Explore Natchitoches’ breathtaking kayaking trails. Join the ranks of adventure seekers who have marveled at the breathtaking vistas only seen from the seat of a kayak in Natchitoches.

Adventurer's Paradise Awaits

“Experience the thrill of gliding through Natchitoches’ stunning waterways, where every turn is a new discovery.”

 Dive Into Adventure with Dark Woods Outfitters!

Get ready, adventure seekers! Dark Woods Outfitters is here to splash some fun into your family outings with their super cool self-serve kayak rental kiosks! Imagine the freedom to hit the water whenever the mood strikes, cruising along at your leisure across Sibley Lake, Cane River Lake, and the serene Chaplin Lake at Northwestern State University. And guess what? It’s all in the charming town of Natchitoches!

Locations: Sibley Lake, Cane River Lake, Chaplin Lake NSU

Our kiosks are like your personal adventure vending machines, giving you the power to start your paddling escapade with just a tap on your phone. Zip through the rental process with a user-friendly app that pops your kayak free once you’re all checked out. No more waiting around – pay with a quick swipe of your credit, debit, or a cool tap, and you’re good to go!

Kayak Rentals Any Day, Any Time!

And because we know you’ve got a week packed with fun, these kiosks are open daily, ready to rent you the perfect kayak for your solo missions or tandem treks with your favorite paddling partner.

Daily: 7 am to 7 pm.

The Modern Way to Play: Spontaneous Paddling!

Dark Woods Outfitters is all about bringing the latest and greatest in outdoor fun, making it a breeze for you and your family to dive into nature’s wonders. So, let’s make a splash and paddle to unforgettable memories with Dark Woods Outfitters!


Things to Know
Cane River Lake 
Chaplin Lake
Sibley Lake


Kayak Rental Kiosk
Be Smart, Be Safe,  HAVE FUN!
Always Wear Your Life Jacket
Know Your Limits
Carry The Paddling Essentials
Plan For Weather Conditions
Make Yourself Seen


Know The Rules

All items are subject to availability. By purchasing rental equipment, the user agrees to abide by all state, federal, and local boating and safety laws. Be smart, be safe, have fun!

Choose Your Excursion: Paddle, Explore, Repeat

So why wait? Dive into the fun with Dark Woods Outfitters and experience the joy of self-guided kayaking in Natchitoches. Your paddling adventure awaits!