How to Have a Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure In Park City

Are you looking for exciting things to do in Park City this summer? Why not get out and explore some of our water wonderlands via stand up paddle boarding? Learning to SUP is a fantastic way to experience our gorgeous scenery and have fun. Read on for all the best tips to maximize your day on the water and find Park City lodging that will complement your adventure.

Stand Out Spots for Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Park City

From tranquil mountain ponds to geothermal hot springs and breathtaking rivers, Park City is home to a plethora of paddle boarding waters. Whether you are a first-timer looking to test your skills, planning a family outing with kiddos, or up for some serious thrills, there’s an experience perfect for you.

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Prime Location for Beginners

If you’ve never tried paddle boarding, plan a day at Pebble Beach at Deer Valley Resort. This small pond boasts calm waters, sandy beaches for lounging, and nearby eateries. You’ll also find Park City SUP on-site, offering top-of-the-line boards and paddles for rent. In addition to equipment rentals, they also offer classes, a summer camp for kids, and even paddle board yoga! 


Park City SUP is open June-September, 10 am - 5 pm daily.

Unforgettable Hot Springs Ideal for Yoga Lovers

Looking for more moments of zen on the water? Homestead Crater hosts one-of-a-kind paddle board yoga sessions within its 55-foot limestone dome. This natural hot spring’s temperature is between 90-96 degrees, making it perfect for a quick dip after stretching your muscles during your yoga session. The best part? The paddle boards are provided for you, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own.


Paddle board yoga classes are available at 8:15 am or 8:45 pm, Monday-Friday, and 6:45 pm on Sundays. Reservations are required and can be made through Park City Yoga Adventures

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Exciting River and Lake Paddle Board Excursions

Park City delivers a wealth of waterways ideal for summer fun, including stand up paddle boarding. Jordanelle Reservoir is fed by the Provo River and offers three options for paddle board recreation: Hailstone, Ross Creek, and Rock Cliff. Plus, Hailstone has a full-service marina where you can rent all your essential equipment.

If you don’t mind bringing your paddle board with you, Mirror Lake, Weber River, and Lower Provo River all offer excellent waters for SUPing. Since you won’t find any rental shops or marinas nearby, you’ll want to ensure you have everything on hand for your day on the water. 

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Getting Ready: What Should You Pack?

Part of a great paddle board adventure is to be entirely prepared for the elements. In addition to your board, paddle, and life vest, there are a few other essentials you’ll want to have on hand.


  • Proper Clothing: Rashguards, wetsuits, or comfortable bathing suits are must-haves. Also, don’t forget waterproof shoes or sandals.

  • Sun Block: Park City sunshine is strong, so avoid sunburns by packing waterproof sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Remember to reapply sunscreen after getting wet.

  • Safety Gear: A first-aid kit, whistle, compass, and headlamps are great to have handy in case of injury.


If you need to re-up on your water-related supplies, visit Jans, our local outdoor sports store. They’ll have everything you need and more! Also, don’t forget to download our paddle board checklist for a more comprehensive list of items to pack. 

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Spend More Time on the Water with Exceptional Park City Lodging Properties

Located in Lower Deer Valley, these premier properties put you close to Pebble Beach or a quick drive away from our other amazing watery playgrounds:


  • Lakeside 1629: Boasting scenic lake views and a contemporary interior, this lakeside townhome sleeps up to eight and is perfectly situated for your SUP adventures. 

  • Powder Run C11: Stay with up to six people in this luxury condo that features a soothing neutral color palette. Gather in the spacious open floor plan after a fun day in the sun.

  • Queen Esther 2425: This stunning condo comfortably lodges six and is conveniently located by the free town-wide shuttle for easy access to historic Main Street. 

  • Queen Esther 2447: Bring the whole family! This spacious property accommodates up to 12 guests and features a private year-round hot tub—perfect for those cool summer nights. 

  • Comstock 205: Get the full mountain experience in this rustic log cabin-style condo with room for six—only a short drive from Pebble Beach.

Book Your Luxury Lodging Today

Are you looking for extraordinary rentals to complement your time in Park City? At Park City Lodging, we can help you discover the perfect rental for your vacation. Contact us to learn more about our unique properties and book your reservation.


Click on the image to view and download our Park City stand up paddle boarding checklist!

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Published by Park City Lodging
Friday, July 1, 2022