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

 

COVID 19 NON-SHUTTLE ONE WAY TRIP TO OSCEOLA LANDING, WILLIAM O'BRIEN STATE PARK or PADDLE LOCALLY:

Option 1:  Drop a car at the Osceola Landing or 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 on to the shore and we will pick it up.  You must be to Osceola on the weekdays by 6pm and 8pm on the weekends.  In WOB you must arrive by 5:40 on the weekdays and 6:40 on the weekends. 

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.

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ONE WAY TRIP TO OSCEOLA LANDING WITH SHUTTLE SERVICE

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 begin your trip anytime between 9am - 3pm on weekdays and 9am - 6pm on weekends. Shuttles begin at Noon and will run continuously until 6pm on weekdays and 8pm on weekends. 

We offer 1 one-way trip:

Taylors Falls to Osceola = 7 miles

2-3 hours of 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. Additional paddles and life jackets are $3.50+tax a piece. 

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2020 RETURN EQUIPMENT OR SHUTTLE TIMES

Spring May 4 - May 31

Reservations online only Mon-Fri (no staff person available onsite). Start your trip as early as 10 am and no later than 3 hours prior to equipment drop off time.

Osceola   William O'Brien
Sat-Sun 5/16-17 6:00 pm equipment only   Mon-Fri Not Available
Mon-Fri 5/18-22 4:00 pm equipment only      
Sat-Sun & Memorial Day 5/23-25 8:00 pm equipment only   Sat-Sun Not Available
Mon-Fri 5/26-5/31 6:00 pm equipment only      

Summer June 1- Sept 7

Start your trip as early as 9 am and no later than 3 hours prior to equipment drop off or shuttle pick-up times for our Osceola Landing or 6 hours prior to WOB Trip. 

Osceola   William O'Brien
Mon-Fri Noon to 6:00 pm-shuttle pick-up times or by 6:00 pm for equipment drop off   Mon-Fri 5:40 pm for equipment drop off
NO guest pick-ups in WOB due to Covid-19
Sat-Sun, holidays & July 3 Noon to 8:00 pm-shuttle pick-up times or by 8:00 for equipment drop off   Sat-Sun, holidays & July 3 6:40 pm for equipment drop off
NO guest pick-ups in WOB due to Covid-19

Fall September 8 - October 11

Reservations online only (no staff person available onsite). Start your trip anytime between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Mon-Fri and 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sat-Sun for our Osceola Trip. William O'Brien trip you should be on the water no later than 11 am to have plenty of time to complete your trip. 

Osceola   William O'Brien
Mon-Fri 4:00 pm   Mon-Fri Not available
Sat-Sun Noon to 6:00 pm   Sat-Sun 5:40pm
NO guest pick-ups in
WOB due to Covid-19

 

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: June 6 - September 7, and Friday, 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. Additional lifejackets and paddles are $3.50+tax apiece.  

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IMG 2372LOCAL RENTALS

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. No reservations. Start time at 9 am.

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. Additional life jackets and paddles are $3.50+tax apiece.

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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
PO Box 235
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
651-465-1080

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