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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 we will be located at our base desk inside the MN Interstate State Park and will be available to rent you a canoe or kayak.

 

Taylors Falls to Osceola Landing Information

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

Walk-In Price: $45.50 Canoe/Double Kayak | $35.50 Single Kayak (save by booking online-non holiday)

 

ONE WAY TRIP TO OSCEOLA LANDING WITH SHUTTLE SERVICE:

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.
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.

*Shuttle Only = $20.00/ person. We cannot haul your equipment, but you can purchase a shuttle-only ticket for yourself or a member of your party and we will bring you back to your vehicle at Interstate Park or Wildwood.

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2021 Arrival, Pickup, and Equipment Drop off Times

 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 the schedule.

CLICK FOR SHUTTLE SCHEDULE  2021

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Parking 

Option 1: Park at the MN Interstate State Park (307 Milltown Rd, Taylors Falls, MN)
You are required to purchase a State Park Sticker ($7/day or $35 for the season)
Once you park, walk to the river, check in and get on your way downriver.

 

Option 2: Park at Wildwood RV Park & Campground (20078 Lake Blvd Shafer MN
No charge for parking. Check-in at the Wildwood office. Shuttles run continuously to Interstate Park and deliver you directly to the river to get your canoe or kayak.
Parking at the Interstate State Park does fill up regularly on weekends and holidays.

Flush Toilets, Ice, and other goodies for your canoe/kayak trip are available at the Wildwood office.

 

Taylors Falls to William O’Brien Information

17 Miles = 5-7 hours of paddling time with normal wind and water conditions. (advanced paddlers trip)

Pricing: $55.50 Canoe/Double Kayak | $45.50 Single Kayak 

 

WOB EXPRESS SHUTTLES Reservations required (recommended for advanced paddlers):

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 a piece.
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 & July 2nd & 5th, 2021): Available Memorial-Labor Day weekends only.
Shuttle pick-up time at William O-Brien: 9:30 am

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TAYLORS FALLS to WILLIAM O’BRIEN ONE-WAY TRIP

Our "One-Way" trip begins in Taylors Falls where you will park your car at MN Interstate Park, then paddle down to 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 start your trip any time listed on the schedule under "start-time", which is typically 7 hours prior to shuttle pick-up. 

*Shuttle Only = $20.00/ person. We cannot haul your equipment, but you can purchase a shuttle-only ticket for yourself or a member of your party and we will bring you back to your vehicle at Interstate Park or Wildwood.

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COVID-19 NON-SHUTTLE ONE-WAY TRIP to WILLIAM O'BRIEN:

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 above schedule.

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Getting Here

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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

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

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