Canoe, Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard the St. Joseph River

  • Fri-Sun and holidays, beginning May 26 Closed Mon-Thurs (except holidays)
  • St. Patrick’s County Park: Brown Barn
  • 11am to 4pm
    (Long trip rental ends at 2pm);
    Vessels must be returned by 7pm.
  • 1-person kayak: $23 short trip and $30 long trip.
    Stand Up Paddleboard: $25 short trip only (not available on Fridays)
    Canoe short trip: $25
    Canoe long trip: $32 (not available on Fridays)
    Plus gate fee
  • See description below about Thursday Evening Paddle
Boy and girl in canoe
Get your family and friends together and canoe the beautiful St. Joseph River! Also a great idea for clubs, businesses and groups of all ages! Packages include shuttle service,
canoes, paddles and required life jackets. Parental signature required for renters under the age of 18. Not recommended for children 3 years of age or younger. Limited kayak and SUP rentals available. Need five or more canoes? No problem, call ahead to reserve a caravan of canoes at least ten days prior to your trip. Have your own vessel? We provide shuttle service for $10 during shuttle operations. Beginners and families may also use our pond for practice and fun for $7/hour.

To ensure the safety of our patrons, and promote a positive experience, we reserve the right to limit river trip options or discontinue rentals when our daily rental capacity is reached.

Thursday Evening Paddle

  • Every Thursday June-August, weather conditions permitting
  • 5, 6, and 7 pm departure times
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time to fill out necessary paperwork.
  • Short trips only; $20/canoe or kayak, 2-hour limit
  • Livery services not available on Thursdays.
  • All vessels must be off the water by 9:30pm.

Fall Paddle

  • Every Saturday in October, weather conditions permitting
  • 11 am, 12, 1 and 2 pm departure times
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time to fill out necessary paperwork.
  • Short trips only; $25/canoe or $23/kayak
  • Gate fees will be in effect.
  • All vessels must be off the water by 5pm.

Experience the St. Joseph River in the fall for a leisurely 4-mile paddle. Not recommended for children 3 and under.