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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 half the day, all day, or a few days. Located in the Minnesota Interstate Park in Taylors Falls, the Taylors Falls Canoe base is open 7 days a week May thru mid-October.

FALL MONDAY - FRIDAY HOURS OF OPERATION: 10 AM - 1 PM 

PRICING

ONE-WAY TRIP: RESERVE NOW

Downriver Trips: 

Walk-in Rates $45.50/canoe  $35.50/single kayak

On-line Rates start at $35.50/canoe | $25.50/single kayak

Price includes 2 life jackets, 2 paddles, and the return shuttle.

(we do not have double kayaks at this time)

One-Way canoe or kayak trips begin in Taylors Falls, inside the Minnesota Interstate State Park (MN State Park sticker required). Park your car at MN Interstate Park, then paddle downstream to Osceola or William O’Brien where we will pick you up and drive you back to your vehicle.

Please Note:  You must check in 3 hours prior to the last pick up time for Osceola trip and 6 hours prior to the last pick up time for the William O'Brien Trip. Shuttle schedule listed below.

 

MG 5221Group Rates:

Weekday rate:(excluding holidays) $27.50+tax 
Canoe Rental includes 2 life jackets and 2 paddles. Single Kayak includes 1 life jacket and 1 paddle.

With a 48hr advanced reservation and a minimum of 6 canoes and/or kayaks, get a discounted group rate. Priced per canoe or kayak.  Click here to request more information on canoeing/kayaking for weekday groups or call us at 651-465-6315.

Weekends and Holidays rate: $39+tax canoe & $30 per single Kayak
Canoe Rental includes 2 life jackets and 2 paddles. Single Kayak includes 1 life jacket and 1 paddle.

For 6 or more canoes or kayaks, please book directly online. Please call 651-465-6315 if you have questions.

RESERVE NOW

 

SHUTTLE OPTIONS

How it works: Park your vehicle in the Minnesota Interstate Park & canoe or kayak to Osceola (7 miles or 2-3 hours of paddling time) or Wm O’Brien State Park (17 miles or 5-7 hours of paddling time) and then take one of our return shuttles back to your vehicle in Taylors Falls.

Return Shuttles: Once you reach your destination, leave your canoe on the beach and hop in one of our scheduled shuttles back to Taylors Falls

 

OSCEOLA Pick-up Times

2-3 hours of paddling time, but you can stretch the trip out spend all day on the river if you like. Please check in 3 hours prior to the last pick up time.

 

SPRING

May 5-May 25

SUMMER

May 26-Sept 3

FALL

Sept 4-Oct 14

MONDAY-FRIDAY  

4:00PM

2, 3, 4, 5 & 6pm

4:00pm

SAT-SUN & Holidays

2, 3, 4, 5 & 6pm

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

2, 3, 4, 5 & 6pm

 

WILLIAM O'BRIEN Pick-up times

5-7 hours of paddling time. This can be a difficult paddle if you are looking to float and relax, we recommend taking the trip to Osceola. Please check in 6 hours prior to the last pick up time.

 

SPRING

May 5-May 25

SUMMER

May 26- Sept 3

FALL

Sept 4-Oct 14

MONDAY - FRIDAY

Not available

5:40pm

Not available

SAT - SUN & HOLIDAYS 

5:40pm

5:40pm & 6:40pm

5:40pm

 

 

William O'Brien Express Bus- (WOB Express): 9:30am pickup

Available weekends & holidays,  May 26 - Sept 3.

How it works: Park your vehicle at your destination, William O’Brien State Park, and ride one of our scheduled Express buses to Taylors Falls, MN Interstate Park, where you will get your canoe and paddle back down to your vehicle: 

Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays ONLY.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

For a copy of the release prior to your arrival click here-->  Canoe & kayak release

 

LOCAL RENTALS: (Available Weekends only this time of year)

Price: $13/hour (2 hour minimum)

Start your trip at Minnesota Interstate Park and paddle around the area at an hourly rate. To end your trip, paddle back to where you started.

This option will require you to paddle against the current. $50 deposit required. Maximum Local Rental charge $45.50 plus tax.

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

Monday- Friday (Spring & Fall Season) Unavailable this time of the season.

Monday-Friday (Memorial Day-Labor Day) the last time a local rental can go out is 4pm

Weekends & Holidays (Spring & Fall Season) the last time a local rental can go out is 4pm.

Weekends & Holidays (Memorial Weekend-Labor Day) the last time a local rental can go out is 6pm

651-465-6315

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