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Canoeing and Kayaking on the Scenic St. Croix River
The St. Croix River is one of the cleanest and most beautiful riverways in the country. Canoe or kayak this tranquil, family-friendly stretch of the river for a few hours, half the day, all day, or a few days.
The Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak Rental Base is located inside the Minnesota Interstate Park in Taylors Falls and is open 7 days a week from the first Saturday in May through the second Sunday in October.
Our starting times are posted with the return shuttle times. During these hours an employee will be located at our base desk inside the MN Interstate State Park and will be available to rent you a canoe or kayak.
Walk-In Price: $45.50 Canoe/Double Kayak | $35.50 Single Kayak (save $5-$10 dollars by booking online)
Canoe/Double Kayak rental Includes 2 life jackets, 2 paddles, and the shuttle. Single-person kayaks include 1 life jacket, 1 paddle, and the shuttle. Additional canoe paddles and life jackets are $3.50+tax a piece.
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Option 1: Drop a car at the Osceola Landing and then drive your 2nd vehicle up to the MN Insterstate Park to start your trip. At the end of your trip, you will pull your equipment onto the shore and we will pick it up.
You can start your trip 3 hours prior to the last equipment drop-off time on the below schedule.
Option 2: Start your trip at the MN Interstate Park and paddle around the area. You will then bring your rental back to the MN Interstate Park when you are done with your local paddle.
Drop a car at the William O'Brien State Park and then drive your 2nd vehicle up to the MN Insterstate Park to start your trip. At the end of your trip, you will pull your equipment onto the shore and we will pick it up. This trip is recommended for advanced paddlers. You can start your trip 5-7 hours prior to the last equipment drop-off time on the below schedule.
Our "One-Way" trip begins in Taylors Falls where you will park your car at MN Interstate Park, then paddle down to Osceola Landing where we will pick you up and drive you back to your vehicle. No need to schedule a start time, you can start your trip 3 hours prior to shuttle pick-up time for the Osceola Landing Trip.
1 one-way trip information:
Taylors Falls to Osceola = 7 miles
2-3 hours of paddling time with normal wind and water conditions.
You can start your trip anytime within the window listed - no need to reserve a specific time. Then, at the end of your trip catch, one of the return shuttles running continuously through the posted time frame. All equipment needs to be at your destination by the last pick-up of the day.
"Start your Trip" = Start any time between these hours. No need to schedule a specific start time before arrival.
"Shuttle Pick Up" = equipment and shuttle pick up will run continuously during these hours. Please have your equipment dropped off or be ready to load the shuttle by the last time noted on schedule.
With the express shuttle, you will actually park your vehicle at William O'Brien State Park in the morning and we will pick you up, bring you up to Taylors Falls, get your canoe or kayak, and spend the rest of the day paddling your way back down to your vehicle. No return shuttle to catch.
Available weekends & holidays: Available Memorial-Labor Day weekends only.
Shuttle pick-up time at William O-Brien: 9:30 am
Taylors Falls to William O' Brien = 17 miles
5-7 hours of paddling time with normal wind and water conditions.
Advanced Reservations Required: $40.50 Canoe/Double Kayak | $30.50 Single Kayak (save $5-$10 by booking online)
Canoe/Double Kayak rental Includes 2 life jackets, 2 paddles, and the shuttle. All single kayaks price includes 1 life jacket, 1 paddle, and the shuttle. Additional lifejackets and canoe paddles are $3.50+tax apiece.
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Start your trip at the Minnesota Interstate Park and paddle around the area. To end your trip, paddle back to where you started. No shuttle.
This option will require you to paddle against the current.
Walk-In Price: $35.50 Canoe/Double Kayaks | $25.50 Single Kayaks
Canoe/Double Kayak rental includes 2 life jackets and 2 paddles. Single Kayaks include 1 life jacket and 1 paddle. Additional life jackets and paddles are $3.50+tax apiece.