Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak Rental on COVID-19

Updated: June 1st, 2020

At the Taylors Falls Falls Canoe & Kayak Rental, the safety and well-being of our Guests and Team Members are our top priorities.

Thank you for your support, loyalty, patience, and cooperation as we move forward into the spring/summer season during these unprecedented times. 


 COVID-19 Safety Guidelines while canoeing/kayaking the St Croix River

Please pre-make your reservation online for a contact-less check-in upon arrival for canoeing or kayaking.

 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.

The only people allowed in your canoe are those family members who arrived with you. If you are with a friend and not living in the same household you will need to rent a kayak per person and maintain a 6’ social distance.

You can choose to do a one-way trip to Osceola (7 miles, 2 - 3 hours of paddling time)   (Wm O'Brien is only available on the weekends when you do a Wm O'Brien Express) or you can do a local paddle by paddling around the Taylors Falls area and returning to the same location that you started. 

Here are your options:

1.  COVID-19 NON-SHUTTLE TRIP May 4-June 30th. Drive two vehicles to leave one at the end of your trip, drive the other to the starting point. 

Or you can have someone drop you off at the starting point of Interstate State Park and/or pick you up at the end of your trip to Osceola WI.  

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 on a bus.  We will only allow drivers on the shuttle in order to maintain a 6’ social distance. We are currently not offering trips to Wm O'Brien.

4. ONE WAY TRIP TO OSCEOLA LANDING AND WILLIAM O'BRIEN STATE PARK-Starting July 1st, We will continuously run shuttles throughout the day from Osceola and WOB back to Taylors Falls. We will only allow drivers on the shuttle in order to maintain 6' social distance. 

 5.EXPRESS SHUTTLES SHUTTLES-Starting June 6th, and on 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. 

 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.

Please follow the latest guidance from the CDC and the MN Department of Public Health for Covid-19 precautions.


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37200 Wild Mountain Road, PO Box 235
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
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