December 31, 2017

General News & Notes:

Classes & Events:

Check River & Lake Levels

Kayak Rental:

New & Used Kayak Sales & Information:

Jackson Kayaks:

Press Reports & More

Notes From Dave:

2017 has been an exciting year. We have recovered from “the storm”, expanded our rental fleet, increased the number of classes, taken part in community events, made many new friends and most of all enjoyed ourselves every minute of it.

We are looking forward to 2018 with much excitement. We have received some 2018 Jackson & KI kayaks with more on the way. The new Jackson flex drive kayaks are generating a lot of interest. We have three pet appreciation days planned, SUP yoga classes and other special events in the works.

We have been told that the city will be making improvements at Paddle Point Park – something we are all looking forward to. We will keep you updated as we learn more about the schedule and progress.

Our record setting rentals last year have us excited about this season. With the flex drive kayaks joining the fleet, more SUPs as well as recreational, white water and fishing kayaks we have something for everyone. This year we will again offer special rental rates for groups of 10+. This allows us to help families, church groups, friends, co-workers or any group get kayaking together quickly & affordably. See below for more rental information.

We again have new & used kayaks for sale! We are always pleased to help someone find that perfect kayak for them. We are an authorized Jackson Kayak dealer and also carry our own KI line of quality kayaks. We regularly update and publish our available kayak list, you are welcome to call and check availability at any time. We encourage folks to “test paddle” before they buy – that you are sure of your decision.

We want to invite you to “Stop Dreaming & Start Paddling”! 2018 is going to be filled with fun and excitement we want you to enjoy it with us.

Note: We NEVER share our client information with other companies, groups or organizations!

KEEP CHECKING THIS NEWSLETTER & find us on FACEBOOK for the latest Kayak Instruction news!

See you on the water ~ Dave


2018 KAYAK RENTAL PROGRAM We offer a large rental fleet featuring Jackson Kayaks & KI Kayaks. Our fleet now includes the new Jackson Kayak flex drives!

Winter Rental Hours are by appointment… please call 214-629-4794

Spring & Summer Hours will post soon…

Print Rental Rate Flyer Here

Groups of 10 or more receive special rental rates – ask for details.

Our rental fleet features Jackson Kayaks! We also have other brands including the KI line of kayaks. Kayaks choices include recreational, touring, whitewater, fishing, tandem, canoe and stand-up-paddle board. All rentals include paddle, PFD, whitewater rentals include skirt & helmet.

OUR “RENT TO PURCHASE” program is in effect; this is a “try before you buy”. We will apply one rental fee to any NEW or USED kayak when purchased within 30-days of the rental date. Ask for more details.

RENTALS: You can pick your own paddling location for white water, flat water or paddleboards. See KAYAK RENTAL PAGE. CLICK HERE or call for reservations 214-629-4794.


We will be posting more 2018 classes & events soon!

Pet Appreciation Days!
June 30 ~ July 28 ~ August 25 bring your pet for Half Price Rentals 9-5pm
On Site Pet Adoptions by Rowlett Animal Shelter & Friends of Rowlett Animals 11-2
Adopt a pet on site & receive a FREE kayak rental!

Print Flyer Here


We are an authorized Jackson Kayak dealer!

The Jackson Kayak flex drive kayaks are in stock! Recreational or fishing kayaks with this drive will give you many advantages. We also carry all Jackson Kayaks – we are an authorized dealer.

We offer a free test paddle so you can “try before you buy”. Ask for details.

JACKSON KAYAK has partnered with the ACA to allow ACA instructors to pro deal Jackson Kayaks for use in their instructor program. Contact Dave Holl for more information & to purchase under this program. 972-412-7691


NATIONWIDE FLEET SALES: Kayak Instruction is now working with professional outfitters, schools, churches and other institutional programs to supply affordable high-quality fleet equipment. We offer FLEET SALES & LEASES ~ Call us for more information! 214-629-4794


YOU CAN USE PAYPAL to purchase Kayak Instruction gift certificates, pay for a class or equipment & use a certificate or credit all on on-line. CLICK HERE


KI MODELS – Our high-quality kayaks include, fishing kayaks, peddle drive, recreational, touring, sit on top kayaks & canoes. We will have you on the water fishing, enjoying a run down the river or a paddle in the lake fast and affordable. With built in storage compartments, on top storage, accessories & more you will enjoy your time on the water.

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF ACCESSORIES for all our kayaks so you can customize to your own specifications. Ask for details and prices.

SALE/CLEARANCE KAYAK INVENTORY LIST: This list is updated on a regular basis. We offer great prices and an even better selection. CLICK HERE

Try before you buy - call us with any questions &/or to schedule a test paddle. 214-629-4794


We are an authorized dealer for the following companies:

JACKSON KAYAKS ~ We offer the full line of Jackson Kayaks.


NATIONWIDE FLEET SALES: Kayak Instruction is now working with professional outfitters, schools, churches and other institutional programs to supply affordable high-quality fleet equipment. We offer FLEET SALES & LEASES ~ Call us for more information! 214-629-4794

WE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT for great paddling. Call: 214-629-4794 with your equipment needs.



Ft. Worth District Reservoir Control Office

American Whitewater River List

White Rock Creek

Trinity River @ Dallas

Paluxy River @ Glen Rose

Middle Bosque River Near McGregor

LAKE LEVELS: Texas Lake Levels .


We appreciate the story that the Rowlett Lake Shore Times did! Click Here for a quick look.

GONE WITH THE WIND: As most of you know by now the Kayak Instruction Facility was hit by one, or more, of the tornadoes that landed in the Rowlett, Garland, Texas area on December 26th. We are rebuilding, expanding & growing.

We had some media coverage during the storm clean up. Great example of how much help we had from volunteers.

Channel 33:

Channel 5:


This video clip shows the damage the day after the tornado hit. At 43 seconds in you can see all the kayaks and what is left of two of the buildings… as the video continues you can spot kayaks for miles. Many were recovered.


The City of Rowlett honored us with a Proclamation to acknowledge our Keep Texas Beautiful Award for our Free Kayak Rental for a Bag of lake Trash program last summer. It also acknowledged our supporters who made the program so successful.

We are proud to be part of Keeping Rowlett Beautiful & a community that works so hard at making the environment better for everyone.

KEEP TEXAS BEAUTIFUL AWARD GIVEN TO KAYAK INSTRUCTION FOUNDATION, INC. The Keep Texas Beautiful Civic Organization Award recognizes contributions by civic organizations supporting the Keep Texas Beautiful mission.

The First Place Award for Innovation was presented to Keep Rowlett Beautiful Board Member, Dave Holl, founder and President of Kayak Instruction Foundation, Inc., in recognition of his "Free Kayak Rental for a Bag of Lake Trash" program based at Paddle Point Park in Rowlett. The tremendously successful program to clean litter from the lake shore was conducted by Mr. Holl, his family, Boy & Girl Scouts, individuals, and Keep Rowlett Beautiful volunteers….

Thank you to everyone who helped with cleaning the lake last year!

Check out our latest YouTube posting! Kayak Instruction on The Dallas Wave CLICK HERE

CONGRATULATIONS KELLY! Our own Kelly Gossett was recognized by the ACA with the 2013 Joe Pina Volunteer of the Year Award. Kelly runs the New Mexico Kayak Instruction. Kelly has developed a program that teaches adults & children with autism spectrum disorders & other disabilities how to kayak. Read more about Kelly and his great programs… Click Here

We are very proud of the work Kelly does…. Thank you Kelly.

TAKE A LOOK at these YouTube clips… we had fun making them!

Trinity Talk

Roll Race

Trinity Slide

THANKS TO A STEAMS & VALLEYS NEWSLETTER for posting these clips.

KAYAK INSTRUCTION WAS FEATURED in Dallas Morning News article titled “Rowlett Hopes Park Projects Enhance Its Lake Identity” We are very pleased to part of the story. Read More

DURING THE WEEK LONG SUMMER CAMP with Plano Parks & Recreation a video was shot & was shown on the Plano Cable Network. We are proud to have been a part of this program. VIEW HERE


SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS, general or specific to be answered in this forum. Email Dave

STOP DREAMING......................................................START PADDLING
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