Recreate on the water with canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Get exercise and fresh air while you explore the shorelines and bays where motorized boats can’t go. Along the way, keep your eyes open for a variety of animals, including swans, turtles and beavers. It’s peaceful, it’s healthy and it’s fun for the whole family. Bring your own watercraft or rent one from us.
Where To Go Paddling
- Baker Park Reserve
- Bryant Lake Regional Park
- Carver Park Reserve
- Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park
- Cleary Lake Regional Park
- Eagle Lake Regional Park
- Fish Lake Regional Park
- French Regional Park
- Gale Woods Farm
- Hyland Lake Park Reserve
- Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
- Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
- Mississippi Gateway Regional Park
- Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
- Silverwood Park
- Twin Lakes Boat Access
All Paddling Programs
Upcoming paddling programs and events.
Watercraft rentals are available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Acres of Water
Baker Park Reserve, 945
Bryant Lake Regional Park, 178
Carver Park Reserve, 704
Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, 780
Cleary Lake Regional Park, 137
Eagle Lake Regional Park, 290
Fish Lake Regional Park, 244
French Regional Park, 886
Gale Woods Farm, 558
Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 84
Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, 14,100
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, 254
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, 70
Silverwood Park, 49
Looking to improve your paddling technique for canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or kayaking? The Outdoor Recreation School offers lessons for your group, as well as a limited number of private lessons, for more personalized instruction.
Call the Outdoor Recreation School at 763-694-7717 for scheduling and pricing. Equipment included.
Whether you're new to the paddlesport, or wanting to improve your technique, our highly experienced instructors will customize the lesson to each paddler’s skills and goals. Private lessons are one-on-one lessons; semi-private lessons have a limit of two people of similar age and ability. Ages 18+. Scheduling is based on instructor availability. Email Recreation@ThreeRiversParks.org for scheduling and pricing. Equipment included.
Watch a Video about Paddling in Three Rivers
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Other Things To Do
Three Rivers offers plenty of boating opportunities with over 30 lakes, rivers and streams. With lake access points and trailer parking sites, it’s easy to get the family out on the water to enjoy the ultimate Minnesota pastime.
Three Rivers offers abundant scenery for you and your dog to enjoy year round, with paved, turf, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails that are dog-friendly. Dogs must be on a six-foot non-retractable leash unless in a designated dog off-leash area. Owners must pick-up after their dogs.
Three Rivers features 80 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at various locations. Trails are available for skiers of all skill levels. Don't forget to check trail conditions before you head out.
New this season - cross-country ski equipment rentals are available online and are encouraged before arriving at the park.
Skijoring & Dog Sledding
If you have a dog with some pent-up winter energy, bring it to Three Rivers Parks for fun exercise where we have designated trails for skijoring and dog sledding.