Austin’s ONLY downtown kayak and standup paddleboard (SUP) rental spot!

(Formerly Congress Avenue Kayaks)

Open 7 days a week


Call (512) 809-8916 for more information

Fall 2022 Junior Competitive Team Registration

Interested in joining the Junior Competitive Team for the 2022 Fall season? Registration is now open for our Novice and Varsity Teams! Click for more information or to sign up!

Guided Tours

Take a tour with Austin Rowing Club and let our fun and knowledgeable guides show you the city in a whole new way — from Lady Bird Lake!

Learn to Row

Try a Learn to Row class or private lessons to learn about this incredible sport and become a part of this great community!

Junior Competitive Program

Austin Rowing Club’s junior team has performed at the national level, attended races across the country, sent rowers on to top college programs, and sparked lifelong love of the sport.

Austin Rowing Club

Learn, Row, Race, Community

2022 Youth National Championships

Congratulations ARC Junior Competitive Team on your hard work, dedication, and winning performances at the 2022 Youth National Championships. Go ARC!


Austin Rowing Club (ARC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the heart of downtown Austin on beautiful Lady Bird Lake. The boathouse serves more than 500 community members and provides rowing programming to children, veterans, low-income residents and those with health complications. In addition, it is home to masters, junior and youth rowing programs from introductory clinics to high level competitive teams.

For those wanting to enjoy the lake through other recreation, ARC offers kayak and stand up paddle board rentals to soak in the beauty of downtown. Be sure to also check out one of ARC’s many incredible guided kayak tours! 


Hourly kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals, incredible guided tours & group experiences


Programs for all levels and ages including introductory clinics, junior and masters rowing.


We are located at 74 Trinity Street, Austin, Texas 78701. See below for parking information, as there is no parking at the Austin Rowing Club:

    • Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River St)
    • Convention Center Parking Garage (201 East 2nd St – with entrances on Brazos St and San Jacinto)
    • Metered parking along downtown streets

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Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Austin Rowing Club provides services and offers membership to everyone. ARC does not discriminate against any person regarding application for membership, election to office with the Club or any activity under the control and/or sponsorship of the Club, on account of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status.