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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,  or PADDLE LOCALLY:

Option 1:  Drop a car at the Osceola Landing 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.  

You can begin your trip Mon-Fri anytime from 10 am -1 pm. Your equipment must be at Osceola Landing by 4 pm. Saturday or Sunday you can start your trip anytime from 9 am -3 pm. On weekends your equipment must be to the Osceola Landing by 6 pm.   

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 start your trip any time between the below hours of operation. 

You can begin your trip anytime between 10 am -1 pm on weekdays and 9 am-3 pm on weekends. Shuttles will start at 1:30 pm and will run continuously until 4 pm Mon-Fri and shuttles begin at noon and will run continuously until 6 pm 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 (save $5-$10 dollars by booking online)

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. 

Book online & save!

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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, & Labor Day. 

Noon to 8:00 pm-shuttle pick-up times or by 8:00 for equipment drop off thru Aug 23rd.

Aug, 29th, 30th & Labor Day Weekend the shuttle pick-up and equipment drop off is 7:00 pm 

  Sat-Sun, & Labor Day 6:40 pm for equipment drop off
NO guest pick-ups in WOB due to Covid-19

Fall September 8 - October 11

Start your trip anytime between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Mon-Fri and 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sat-Sun for our Osceola Trip. William O'Brien trip on Saturday & Sunday 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 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm-shuttle pick-up times or by 4:00 pm for equipment drop off   Mon-Fri Not available
Sat-Sun Noon to 6:00 pm   Sat-Sun

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EXPRESS SHUTTLES Reservations Required (recommended for advanced paddlers)

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: Available Memorial-Labor Day weekends only.

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 (save $5-$10 by booking online)

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.  

Book online & save!

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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.  10 am -1 pm Mon-Fri and 9 am-3 pm Weekends

This option will require you to paddle against the current. 

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

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.

The St. Croix River is one of the cleanest and healthiest river systems in the United States. It flows through some of the most scenic and undeveloped country in the Midwest, which makes it a favorite recreational river for young and old alike.

Be sure to watch for wildlife along your float. Thousands of birds migrate up and down the river every year using the backwaters for shelter and feeding. Keep an eye out for beaver, otters, white-tailed deer and even bald eagles during your canoe or kayaking trip.

Conveniently located approximately one hour from the Twin Cities, Taylors Falls Canoe and Kayak Rental is prepared to outfit you and your family/group with the equipment you will need to enjoy a wonderful day in the Minnesota great outdoors.

Our most popular trips vary in length from two to seven hours starting in Minnesota Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls and continue downstream on the St. Croix to either the Osceola Landing or William O'Brien State Park. Local one-way canoe or kayak rentals are available 7 days a week.

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<--RESERVE NOW. Click on the calendar to the left for a full schedule and to reserve a canoe or kayak.  

Reservations are recommended, but not required for a one-way trip. Reservations are required for the Wm O'Brien express.  

MILITARY DISCOUNT

 

We are offering a discount to our U.S. troops as a way of saying thank you! Any service personnel and their immediate family under the ages of 18 will receive $10.00 off a one-way Taylors Falls Canoe or Kayak Rental, valid anytime, when a current military ID is presented. Must present military ID at the canoe base to receive your discount.  This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts including an on-line reservation discount.

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 PO Box 235
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
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