Joseph Oregon Paddle (JO Paddle)

Your Glacier Clear Adventure awaits you.

Joseph Oregon Paddle (JO Paddle) specializes in providing a one-of-a-kind recreational experience where guests have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking Wallowa Lake above AND below the surface in a glass bottom kayak. It’s a fun peaceful activity that’s great for everyone.

JO Paddle offers 1, 2 and 3 hour rental options delivered twice a day to the north end of Wallowa Lake. With a choice of a Glass Bottom Kayak that fits up to two guest (up to 425 lbs) or a Glass bottom Stand-up Paddle (SUP) Board. They also rent out recreational kayaks for fishing or for a beach day.

When you book with Joseph Oregon Paddle, they meet you at the north end of Wallowa Lake and give you a quick safety brief of the lake and some cool places to check out.

They provide all guests with individual PFD and Drybags for your belongings or waterproof phone case, and they always offer water and sunscreen if needed at no charge.

JO Paddle’s priority as a family run business is to make sure all guests are safe and have everything they need to have an amazing adventure on Wallowa Lake.

In addition to our day rentals, JO Paddle also offer a one-of-a-kind Glass Bottom Kayak LED Guided night tour.

  • Tour last about 1.5 to 2 hours and starts right before dusk
  • Each Glass Bottom Kayak fits two guests up to 425 lbs, custom Kayak seats have been added for comfort
  • You can book your tour online or you can swing by their storefront located at 9A South main street in Joseph Oregon
  • You can contact them by phone with any questions
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 5.0/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating based on 26 reviews


  • TripAdvisor Rating
    May 24, 2023

    JO Paddle is the best!

    The owners of JO Paddle are the best! This friendly couple not only provided a great clear bottom kayak for me to explore Wallowa Lake, but they also gave me loads of local recommendations. I would definitely recommend them!!

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    October 11, 2022

    Highly recommend!

    This is a must-do! Easy to book, fantastic customer service, friendly and informative! The clear kayak is so unique and it really added to our vacation time in Joseph.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    August 18, 2022
    susanne o

    Great time Kayaking on Lake Wallowa with JO Paddle.

    We had a fantastic time on Lake Wallowa. We did a three hour kayak experience from the north end with JO paddle. This family own business puts their heart and soul into providing you the best experience on the water. We enjoyed our time immensely and highly recommend this experience. At the end of our time on the water, the owner gave us numerous tips about other hikes and activities that we could do in the area. So the next time you’re in Joseph Oregon I would highly recommend that you rent kayaks or stand up paddle boards with JO paddle. We have rented kayaks in the San Juan Islands, Seattle Washington and other places and JO Paddle was by far the best experience we’ve ever had.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    August 8, 2022
    Carrie S

    A must-do in Wallowa Lake!

    We had a spectacular experience renting during the day. The kids loved it, the adults loved it, will absolutely be be doing this again in the future. Can’t wait to do the night tour!

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    August 8, 2022


    Me and my husband did the night advanture kayaks with Hana and josh and it was amazing. It was fun, the lake was beautiful and they explained everything abouth the lake, thd dam, the fish. It was intresting and fun too.

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