Watercraft Racks


Small watercraft racks designed to hold canoes, sailboards and kayaks are available to rent at Bryant Lake Regional Park, Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, Cleary Lake Regional Park, Fish Lake Regional Park, French Regional Park, and Gale Woods Farm. The size of the watercraft is restricted to vessels up to 20 feet in length, 36 inches width and 20 inches depth. All watercraft owners are required to have a current Minnesota Watercraft License from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Apply for a Small Watercraft Rack

2020 season: April 18 through Oct. 19

Watercraft rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, starting April 8, 2020, at 8 AM. There is no longer a lottery. 

The rate for Small Watercraft Rack Rental for the 2020 season is $50 (sales tax not included). 

For additional information or questions, please call the Reservations Office at 763.559.6700.

Sailboat slips

A limited number of sailboat slips are available for rental at French Regional Park from May 9-Oct. 11, 2020. The slips are assigned on a lottery basis. To enter the lottery, call 763.559.6700 between 8:00 AM Monday, February 3 and 4:30 PM Friday, February 28, 2020. The following rules and requirements apply:

  • The renter must have a current Minnesota Watercraft License issued by the Minnesota DNR.
  • The watercraft must be a sailboat 22 feet in length or less.
  • Lifts and sailboats may not be more than 10 feet in width; 
  • Catamarans and trimarans must be less than 13 feet in width.
  • Owners are required to provide lifts.
  • The seasonal rental fee is $500 per slip (sales tax not included). Applicants that succeed in securing a slip will have the opportunity to renew slip rental and/or storage rental agreements through four seasons. After four seasons, applicants must re-enter the lottery. For more information about sailboat slip rental, call 763.694.7750.

Winter Lift Storage

Off-season lift storage is available at French Regional Park from Oct. 11, 2020 through May 8, 2021. The following rules and requirements apply: The off-season storage fee is $50.00 (sales tax not included). Owners are required to sign a seasonal storage contract. Owners must have lifts removed from the storage area by May 8, 2021.