Self-Serve Sport Equipment Rental Systems

Special Instructions for your specific excursion...

Important Information
NOTE: All equipment rented from

  • North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 N Mississippi Dr. Minneapolis, MN 55430
  • MWMO, 2522 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

must be Returned and Secured at the Boom Island Park Return Stations.
See Map Below...
NOTE: All equipment rented from

  • Bohemian Flats Park, 2150 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55454

requires equipment to be returned back to the original Rental Station.

  • Late returns are charged $100 per hour.
  • The paddle share system is for experienced kayakers. You must be 18 or older to operate a kayak. If you are a beginner, please enjoy other ways to paddle with Above the Falls SportsWahoo! AdventuresWilderness InquiryWheel FunMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, or your local park and recreation department.
  • The system will be shut down due to unfavorable river conditions (high water levels/currents, heavy precipitation, strong winds forecasted, etc.) no later than one hour before rental periods. All reservation fees will then be refunded. Call 844-694-6489 (toll free) to confirm stations are open.
  • The locks at St. Anthony Falls are closed. For your safety, it is mandatory that you take out at Boom Island.

All the stations are aligned with Nice Ride bike share stations. You can paddle one way and bike back along this great river. See www.rivertripplanner.org for transit and bike share options, including schedules and locations.

2016 Operating Season
(Weather Dependent)

August: Thursday-Sunday
Labor Day Weekend: Friday-Monday
September: Friday-Sunday
October: Friday-Sunday

Emergency: 911
Questions or equipment problems?
844-694-6489 (toll-free)
Other questions? 651-293-8436