Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak Rental on COVID-19
Updated: April 6, 2021
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines while canoeing/kayaking the St Croix River
We will review these guidelines periodically and make any updates that the CDC or the State has mandated.
You can make reservations online for minimal contact upon check-in
Please make sure to maintain a 6’ social distance between yourself, our team members, and any other people you may encounter while on the river.
In accordance with Governor Walz's Executive Order 20-81, starting Friday, July 24th, 2020 masks will be required on our shuttles, but not for children under the age of 5, anyone with a medical condition, mental health condition, or a disability. Please note we also offer a COVID-19 non-shuttle option which you can see below for more information.
Here are your options:
1. COVID-19 NON-SHUTTLE TRIP Drive two vehicles to leave one at the end of your trip, drive the other to the starting point. Check our website for dates available. Or you can have someone drop you off at the starting point of Interstate State Park or William O'Brien State Park and/or pick you up at the end of your trip to Osceola Landing or William O'Brien State Park.
2. PADDLE LOCALLY Leave from the MN Interstate Park in Taylors Falls, paddle around locally, and return your canoe/kayak back to where you started.
3. ONE WAY TRIP TO OSCEOLA LANDING We will continuously run shuttles throughout the day from Osceola back to Taylors Falls. We are promoting social distance on the shuttle and ask that you share a seat with your party on the shuttle. Masks are required on our shuttles at this time, but not for children under the age of 5, anyone with a medical condition, mental health condition, or a disability. We do not have specific pick-up times as the shuttle will run continuously in order to allow for social distancing on the shuttle.
4.EXPRESS SHUTTLES SHUTTLES-Weekends and holidays only. We will pick you up at the William O'Brian State Park at 9:30 am and shuttle you and your party up to the starting point at the Minnesota Interstate Park. Masks are required on our shuttles at this time, but not for children under the age of 5, anyone with a medical condition, mental health condition, or a disability.
Always cover a cough or sneeze with the inside of your elbow.
We ask that if you are ill, please stay at home. If you are considered high risk, this is not a recommended activity.
The principal symptoms of COVID 19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
If you see something that you feel is unsanitary, please notify an employee and we will take care of the problem as soon as possible.