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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 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 through mid-October.


Opening May 2nd, 2020 for the season!


Spring & Fall Weekdays Open: Online Only

Spring & Fall Weekends Open: 9:00am- 3:00pm

Summer Monday- Friday Open: 9:00am- 3:00pm

Summer Weekends Open: 9:00am-5:00pm




Downriver Trips: 

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

Online Rates starting at $35.50/canoe | $25.50/kayak

Price includes 2 life jackets, 2 paddles for a canoe and 1 life jacket and 1 paddle for a kayak, 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.


Have your own equipment and need just the Shuttle ONLY- Pay $20 per person at the canoe base which is located in the  MN Interstate Park, unfortunately, we cannot shuttle your equipment.


Group rates require a 48hr advance reservation. Pricing is per canoe or kayak plus tax. For more information please  CLICK HERE or call  651-465-6315.

6+ RentalsMay 2-May 227 Days a Week$25.50$27.50
10+ RentalsMay 23-Sept 7Sat, Sun, Holidays & July 3$25.50$39.00
6+ RentalsMay 26-Sept 4Monday - Friday$25.50$27.50
6+ RentalsSept 8-Oct 117 Days a week$25.50$27.50



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 also choose to spend all day on the river if you like. Please check in 3 hours prior to the last pick up time.
May 2-May 22May 23-Sept 7Sept 8-Oct 11
MONDAY-FRIDAY4:00 pmNoon to 6pm4:00 pm
SAT-SUN & Holidays & 7/3Noon to 6pmNoon to 8pmNoon to 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.
May 2-May 22May 23-Sept 7Sept 8-Oct 11
MONDAY-FRIDAYNot available5:40pm Not available
SAT-SUN & HOLIDAYS & 7/35:40pm 5:40pm & 6:40pm5:40pm

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

 May 23 - Sept 7, 2020

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

Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays  & 7/3/2020 ONLY.


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



Price: $25.50 Kayak | $35.50 Canoe

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.  

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

        Spring and Fall are before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Summer season  is Memorial Day thru Labor Day

Spring & Fall Weekdays: Call to book only: Last time a local rental can go out is 2 pm  

Spring  & Fall Weekends:  Last time a local rental can go out is 3 pm

Summer Weekdays:  Last time a local rental can go out is 3 pm.

Summer Weekends,  Holidays & 7/3/19   Last time a local rental can go out is 5:30 pm



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Taylors Falls, MN 55084
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