Summer Activities Guide

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Canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals

kayaks and paddleboard on the water.

Explore Minnesota's lakes and rivers

There is nothing like being out in one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes with a paddle in your hand. If you don't own your own equipment, there are still plenty of low-cost ways to get out on the water and see the beauty of Minnesota state parks from beyond the shoreline! Take your family out in a canoe, rent stand-up paddleboards with your friends, or enjoy some solitary time in a kayak.

Purchase a park permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.


Stand-up paddleboard rentals


Kayak rentals

$15/half day, $25/full day

Canoe rentals

$15/half day, $25/full day


* Private concessionaires may set their own prices.