Pricing and Shuttle Options

Family Owned and Operated since 1910!

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. 

Staffed Hours of Operation 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. "Online only" means you can still rent a canoe or kayak online, but there will be no staff person available onsite. 

Opening May 2nd, 2020 for the season!

2020 RETURN SHUTTLE TIMES

Osceola

William O'Brien

Spring May 2 - May 22
Staffed Hours: Mon-Fri online only (no staff person available onsite)

Mon-Fri

4:00 pm

  

Mon-Fri

Not Available

Sat-Sun

Noon to 6:00 pm

 

Sat-Sun

5:40

 Summer May 23- Sept 7
Staffed Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sat-Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Mon-Fri

 Noon to 6:00 pm

 

Mon-Fri

5:40pm

Sat-Sun, holidays & July 3

 Noon to 8:00 pm

 

Sat-Sun, holidays & July 3

5:40 & 6:40pm

 Fall September 8 - October 11
Staffed Hours: Mon-Fri online-only, Sat-Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri

4:00 pm

 

Mon-Fri

Not available

Sat-Sun

Noon to 6:00 pm

 

Sat-Sun

5:40pm

 

ONE WAY TRIPS

Our "One-Way" trips begin in Taylors Falls where you will park your car at MN Interstate Park, then paddle down to Osceola or William O’Brien where we will pick you up and drive you back to your vehicle. No need to schedule a start time, you can begin your trip anytime during our base hours, and return shuttles will run continuously starting at noon. See the Shuttle options below for the full schedule. 

We offer two one-way trips: 

Taylors Falls to Osceola = 7 miles

2-3 hours of paddling time with normal wind and water conditions. 

Taylors Falls to William O' Brien State Park = 17 miles

5-7 hours paddling time with normal wind and water conditions. 

Walk-In Price: $45.50 Canoe | $35.50 Kayak

Canoe rental Includes 2 life jackets, 2 paddles, and the shuttle. All kayaks are single-person kayaks and the price Includes 1 life jacket, 1 paddle, and the shuttle.

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EXPRESS SHUTTLES Reservations Required

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: May 23 - September 7, and July 3. 

Shuttle pick-up time at William O-Brien: 9:30 am 

Taylors Falls to William O' Brien = 17 miles

5-7 hours paddling time with normal wind and water conditions. 

Walk-In Price: $45.50 Canoe | $35.50 Kayak

Canoe rental Includes 2 life jackets, 2 paddles, and the shuttle. All kayaks are single-person kayaks and the price Includes 1 life jacket, 1 paddle, and the shuttle.

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IMG 2372LOCAL RENTALS

Start your trip at Minnesota Interstate Park and paddle around the area. To end your trip, paddle back to where you started. No shuttle. No reservations.

This option will require you to paddle against the current. 

Walk-In Price: $35.50 Canoe | $25.50 Kayak

Rental includes 2 life jackets and 2 paddles. Kayaks include 1 life jacket and 1 paddle.

Getting Here

Location

TAYLORS FALLS CANOE & KAYAK RENTAL
Canoe base is located in the
Minnesota Interstate State Park,
307 Milltown Rd Taylors Falls, MN 55084

Reservation Office
Taylors Falls Recreation/ Wild Mountain
37200 Wild Mountain Road
PO Box 235
Taylors Falls, MN 55084

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