Pricing and Shuttle Options

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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. 

Staffed Hours of Operation 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. 

Opening May 2nd, 2020 for the season!

 

ONE WAY TRIPS

Our "One-Way" trips begin in Taylors Falls where you will park your car at MN Interstate Park, then paddle down to Osceola or 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 begin your trip anytime during our base hours, and return shuttles will run continuously starting at noon. See the Shuttle options below for the full schedule. 

We offer two one-way trips: 

Taylors Falls to Osceola = 7 miles

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

Taylors Falls to William O' Brien State Park = 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.

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2020 RETURN SHUTTLE TIMES

Spring May 2 - May 22

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.

Osceola   William O'Brien
Mon-Fri 4:00 pm   Mon-Fri Not Available
Sat-Sun Noon to 6:00 pm   Sat-Sun 5:40

Summer May 23- Sept 7

Start your trip anytime between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Mon-Fri and  9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat-Sun.

Osceola   William O'Brien
Mon-Fri Noon to 6:00 pm   Mon-Fri 5:40pm
Sat-Sun, holidays & July 3 Noon to 8:00 pm   Sat-Sun, holidays & July 3 5:40 & 6:40pm

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.

Osceola   William O'Brien
Mon-Fri 4:00 pm   Mon-Fri Not available
Sat-Sun Noon to 6:00 pm   Sat-Sun 5:40pm

 

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: May 23 - September 7, and 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.

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IMG 2372LOCAL RENTALS

Start your trip at Minnesota Interstate Park and paddle around the area. To end your trip, paddle back to where you started. No shuttle. No reservations.

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.

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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