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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 thru mid-October.

Open May 4-October 13, 2019



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 lift 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.



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

        Kayak Canoe
6+ Rentals May 4- May 24 7 days a week   $25.50 $27.50
10+ Rentals May 25-Sept. 2 Sat/Sun/Holidays & July 5th   $25.50 $39.00
6+ Rentals May 28 - Aug. 30 Monday - Friday   $25.50 $27.50
6+ Rentals Sept 3- Oct. 13 7 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 4-May 24


May 25-Sept 2


Sept 3-Oct 13



1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6pm


SAT-SUN & Holidays & 7/5

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6pm

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8pm

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 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 4-May 24


May 25- Sept 2


Sept 3-Oct 13


Not available


Not available



5:40pm & 6:40pm




MG 5221William O'Brien Express Bus- (WOB Express): 9:30 am pickup

Available weekends,  holidays, & July 5, 2019, May 25 - Sept 2.

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

Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays ONLY.


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



Price: $13/hour (2-hour minimum)

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.  Maximum Local Rental charge $45.50 plus tax.

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 & 7/5/19   Last time a local rental can go out is 5:30 pm



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