Watercraft Rentals

Take your park experience up a notch by hitting the open water. Three Rivers has watercraft rentals of all types and for all mobility levels. Try one out and see your favorite parks from a new angle.

Rental Hours

New in 2020: Watercraft can be reserved online or in-person at select locations. Boats can be reserved in two-hour time blocks up to seven days in advance. Same-day reservations are available online. Additional cleaning processes will be in place for boats and life jackets.

Watercraft rentals are available through Labor Day. See rental days and hours.

Reserve Your Boat

Baker Campground* | Bryant Lake | Cedar Lake | Cleary Lake* | Fish Lake | French* | Hyland* | Lake Auburn Campground* (Carver Park Reserve) | Silverwood

*Rentals are available in person as well as online.

Watercraft Rules

A person 16 years or older is required in each watercraft.

Ages 8 to 15 may rent a single kayak or stand-up paddleboard if accompanied by a parent or guardian age 16 or older in an adjacent boat (maximum 4 single kayaks or stand-up paddleboards per adult).

Pets are not allowed on rental watercraft.

Paddle Share Program

Mississippi River Paddle Share Program

The Mississippi River Paddle Share Program has partnered with Three Rivers to offer kayak rentals to experienced paddlers! Put-in stations are located in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park and River Park (in partnership with Brooklyn Park). Plan your trip, make online reservations, and see other local partners supporting this program. Learn more.

Taft Park Paddle Share

Rent a tandem kayak, single kayak or stand-up paddleboard from this equipment-sharing station in Taft Park in Richfield. Review safety tips before reserving your equipment. Remember to monitor weather conditions before your paddling experience. For questions, call 763.694.7687.

Twin Lakes Paddle Share

At Twin Lakes Boat Launch in Robbinsdale, rent a tandem kayak, single kayak or stand-up paddleboard from an equipment-sharing station.

Canoes

Rate

$15*

*Sales tax not included. Rental includes paddles and life jackets.

Where to Rent Canoes

Baker CampgroundBryant Lake | Carver Park Lake Auburn | Cedar LakeCleary LakeFish LakeFrenchHyland Lake | Silverwood

Single Kayaks

Rate

$15*

*Sales tax not included. Rental includes paddles and life jackets.

Where to Rent Single Kayaks

Baker CampgroundBryant Lake | Carver Park Lake AuburnCedar LakeCleary LakeFish LakeFrenchHyland Lake | Silverwood

Double Kayak

Rate

$20*

*Sales tax not included. Rental includes paddles and life jackets.

Where to Rent Double Kayaks

Baker CampgroundBryant Lake | Carver Park Lake Auburn | Cleary LakeFish LakeFrench | Hyland Lake 

Paddleboat

Rate

$20*

*Sales tax not included. Rental includes four-seat paddle boat and life jackets.

Where to Rent Paddleboats

Baker Campground | Bryant Lake | Hyland Lake 

Rowboats

Rate

$15*

*Sales tax not included. Rental includes oars and life jackets.

Where to Rent Rowboats

Baker CampgroundBryant Lake | Carver Park Lake Auburn | French | Hyland Lake 

Stand-up Paddleboards

Rate

$20*

*Sales tax not included. Rental includes paddle and life jacket.

Where to Rent Stand-up Paddleboards

Baker Campground | Bryant Lake | Cedar Lake | Cleary LakeFish Lake | Hyland

Rental Hours

In 2020, boat rental reservations can be made online. Boats can be rented in person at select locations. Boats can be reserved in two-hour time blocks up to seven days in advance. Same-day reservations are available. Reserve your boat:

Baker Campground* | Bryant Lake | Cedar Lake | Cleary Lake* | Fish Lake | French* | Hyland* | Lake Auburn Campground* (Carver Park Reserve) | Silverwood

*Rentals are available in person as well as online.

Hours

Noon-7 PM* through Labor Day. 

*Last rental start time is 5 PM. Watercraft must be returned by 7 PM.

Days of the Week

Daily: 

  • French Regional Park
  • Fish Lake Regional Park
  • Cleary Lake Regional Park
  • Hyland Lake Park Reserve
  • Bryant Lake Regional Park

Thursday-Sunday:

  • Lake Auburn Campground (Carver Park Reserve)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 

  • Cedar Lake Regional Park

Saturday & Sunday: 

  • Baker Campground (Baker Park Reserve)
  • Silverwood Park

Small watercraft racks designed to hold canoes, sailboards and kayaks are available to rent, as are a limited number of sailboat slips.

More to Rent

Check out all the great rental equipment offered at Three Rivers Parks!