Canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals

Water trail campsite, standup paddleboarding, and canoeing in Minnesota State Parks and Trails

There is nothing like being out on one of Minnesota's lakes or rivers with a paddle in your hand. Don't have your own equipment? No problem! We have several low-cost ways for you to get out on the water. Take your family out in a canoe, rent stand-up paddleboards with your friends, or enjoy some solitary time in a kayak.


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  • When you rent a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard at a state park, we'll fit everyone in your group with a life jacket. (Included with your rental.) Be sure to wear them correctly!
  • Here are some paddling safety tips.
  • New to paddling? Register for a family-friendly I Can Paddle! program to learn the basics - no experience or equipment required.
  • Learn about Minnesota's 35 state water trails, where you can find some terrific paddling.
Canoe rentals

$15/half day, $25/full day

Kayak rentals

$15/half day, $25/full day

Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals

$10 per hour


Shuttle services are offered at Interstate and William O'Brien state parks by a private concessionaire, who sets their own prices. For rental and shuttle prices, contact the concessionaire at 651-465-6315.

* Prices at this park may vary. The park contracts with a private concessionaire for this service, and private concessionaires may set their own prices.

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