Clear Water Outdoor
Clear Water Outdoor
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Equipment HireStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
About
Clear Water Outdoor is a specialty Outdoor Retail Store with Clothing, Footwear, Gear and rentals with club activities. We carry top outdoor brands and gear to get folks outside! Patagonia, Smartwool, Chaco, HydroFlask and many many other brands... plus Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards for sale and rent. Join our Adventure Club to take part in our weekly group activities -- SUP, Kayak, Hike, Yoga, Movie nights, and FUN! Our Lake Geneva Store is located right in the heart of downtown, and our Rental Operations is located right at the Lake Front downtown.
Lake Geneva, United States

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Dani
Portland, OR4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
**This review is for their kayak rentals, not the store.**

We had such an amazing day kayaking on the lake thanks to Clear Water Outdoor!

Staff: The staff was SO friendly. Every step of the way (from check in to launch to our return) they were super helpful and nice. We had someone in our party who had never been kayaking before and the staff explained everything super well. The beginner in our party felt like a pro before they even got on the kayak!

Launching: This was the easiest launch I've ever done (in the past I've launched from the ocean, a dock, and a boat ramp)! From the dock, there were steps that led into a shallow part of the lake. The staff were very helpful and didn't leave our side until we were situated (bags were stored in the kayak, we were comfortable in our seats, etc.).

Parking: There's a lot of (paid) street parking near the lake and it's a short walk. We paid on the Park Mobile app. We also came during the early afternoon so there was a lot of parking for us to choose from, but this probably isn't the same throughout the day.

Other: The beach they recommend we kayak to is a little lame, but the that's fine because it's about the journey for us, not the destination 😉. The beach is just a strip of sand where you can get out and strecth your legs if you need it. Personally, we just used this as a marker to turn around and head back. Another thing to keep in mind when kayaking is that there are some reckless boaters. Although we stayed within the path marked by the buoy's, some boaters got too close to the buoy's and made waves that were hard to paddle through. While kayaking you also pass by private boat docks where some people aren't paying attention when they move their boats. Overall, it was a fun trip, just always be aware of our surroundings.
Written 22 May 2023
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TesaVan
Indianapolis, IN299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Excellent company to rent kayaks from. Easy takeoff from across the street from Baker House and Harbor Shores Inn. We enjoyed the clear waters, fish was thing, cruising past Stone Manor mansion and Big Foot Beach. Definitely a highlight of our trip. Will do again!
Written 10 June 2021
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Schisti
Chicago, IL97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Clear Water Outdoors is a great place to rent kayak and pedalboards at, in Lake Geneva! They have a great group of friendly and professional staff -- dedicated to make your experience fun and enjoyable. Their equipment is new and well maintained. Their staff treated me with fairness, accountability and integrity; as a former law enforcement officer, I easily noticed these attributes in them! Without a question, I would recommend Clear Water Outdoors!
Written 4 August 2019
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jjnjw
Italy29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Do yourself a favor and rent some paddle boards for a relaxing cruise around the lake. It was one of the best parts of our trip and Clear Water could not have been any better!
Written 30 June 2019
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Jo Ann B
361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Love browsing! Awesome clothes and shoes. Be sure to check out the clearance section downstairs!

There are also bathrooms, which is great when shopping the busy Lake Geneva Stores.
Written 19 August 2018
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BHappy2
Petersburg, IL49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Refreshing to see a store that is openly dog-friendly !!! This outdoors-oriented store carries many of the top-known and most well-respected outdoor name brands. Friendly and helpful staff, too ! There is something to be said for being able to put your hands on things before buying them, and we must make an effort to keep these small businesses open ! DOG FRIENDLY IS HUGE and goes a long way towards earning my business !!!
Written 26 September 2017
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nancy K
Chicago, IL147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017
We enjoyed 2 hours of kayaking on Geneva Lake in downtown Lake Geneva. Easy reservation, walk over to the lake and jump into a kayak. There is a staff there and gives you a quick easy lesson on how to kayak and helps you into the kayak and pushes you out and you are off. Highly recommend it, cost about $60 per single kayak for 2 hours. We rented a single and a tandem and it was an excellent way to be on the water and enjoy kayaking along the shores of Geneva Lake. Our daughter 20 years old, my husband and myself found it to be relaxing even though boats go by, since you are in the boundaries along the shore so you don't feel like you will tip over.
Written 18 September 2017
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