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Paddling
Visit the Three Rivers Park District Web Site

Location: Various locations

Recreate on the water with canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Get exercise and fresh air while you explore the shorelines and bays where motorized boats can’t go. Along the way, keep your eyes open for a variety of animals, including swans, turtles and beavers. It’s peaceful, it’s healthy and it’s fun for the whole family. Check out this website for more information.

Equipment rental in Carver County
Visit the Carver County Parks Web Site

Location: Baylor, Lake Minnewashta, & Lake Waconia Regional Parks

No canoe? No Problem! Rentals are available at Baylor, Lake Minnewashta, and Lake Waconia Regional Parks. Canoes and Stand-up Paddleboards are available from the Parks Department. Check out this website and scroll down for details.

Canoeing/Kayaking
Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: Minnesota State Water Trails

Your Family can enjoy canoeing/kayaking on one of 32 state water trails with over 4,400 miles of mapped routes throughout Minnesota. Check the website for a map of all water trails.

Paddling
Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: Water in MN

Paddling can be great family fun! Check out this website for lots of information and tips on how to get out and paddle!

Canoe/Kayak storage racks in Minneapolis
Visit the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Web Site

Location: Minneapolis Lakes

Check this website for information on Canoe/Kayak storage racks available for Families in the Minneapolis area. See maps, boat launch areas and rental information to help you find a location and check on rental fees and permits.

Equipment rental through Three Rivers Park
Visit the Three Rivers Park District Web Site

Location: Various parks throughout the district

Need some gear? No problem! Three Rivers offers canoes, kayaks, double kayaks, paddleboats, rowboats, & stand-up paddle boards. Check out this website for more information.

Age Requirements

Rent a Boat
Visit the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Web Site

Location: Lakes Calhoun, Harriet, and Nokomis

Check this website for the link to Wheel Fun Rentals. They offer stand-up paddle board, pedal boat, kayak, and canoe rentals!

Canoeing / Kayaking
Visit the Anoka County Parks Web Site

Location: Various lakes, creeks, and rivers around Anoka County

The Anoka County Park System contains excellent lake, creek, and river canoeing resources for your use. See this website for more information.

Canoe & Kayak Rental at Wargo Nature Center
Visit the Joseph E. Wargo Nature Center Web Site

Location: Wargo Nature Center-Lino Lakes

Wargo Nature Center offers canoes and kayaks for rent, for use within Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park Reserve. Check out this website for information.

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