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Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Paddle Share


4900 North Mississippi Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55430
United States

(??.? miles from you)


Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Paddle Share


(??.? miles from you)

4900 North Mississippi Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55430
United States


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Why You Should Go...

With the National Park Service's Mississippi River Paddle Share program, visitors to the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area can rent a kayak at one of several self-serve locations in the Twin Cities an

At the end of your paddle, you can either rent a Nice Ride Minnesota bicycle at a nearby bike share station, take transit, or take ride share back to where you started your journey. Single and tandem kayaks are available with all the necessary equipment (i.e., life vests and paddles). All users should have some kayaking experience.

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Why You Should Go...

With the National Park Service's Mississippi River Paddle Share program, visitors to the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area can rent a kayak at one of several self-serve locations in the Twin Cities and paddle down the scenic river for 2 to 7 miles, depending on which of three routes you select (1. Coon Rapids Dam/River Park to North Mississippi, 2. North Mississippi/MWMO to Boom Island Park, or 3. Hidden Falls to Harriet Island). All routes are one-way (downriver) with the river current and can take 45 minutes to 2.5 hours (not including any stops). Kayaks can be reserved from 7am to 10am or 12pm to 3pm.

At the end of your paddle, you can either rent a Nice Ride Minnesota bicycle at a nearby bike share station, take transit, or take ride share back to where you started your journey. Single and tandem kayaks are available with all the necessary equipment (i.e., life vests and paddles). All users should have some kayaking experience.

What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: ; Closed on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

7:00am - 3:00pm

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

7:00am - 3:00pm

7:00am - 3:00pm

Payment: MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

Access: Public Transportation, Bicycle

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The paddle share system is for experienced kayakers. You must be 18 or older to operate a kayak by yourself, but you can be younger or be less experienced if you are in a two-person kayak with an experienced adult kayaker. 

The system will be shut down due to unfavorable river conditions (high water levels, heavy precipitation, strong winds forecasted, etc.) no later than one hour before rental periods. Reservation fees will then be refunded. Check Facebook, Twitter, or call 844-694-6489 to confirm stations are open. 

Be aware of hazards on the river like fallen trees, rocks, stumps, and other river obstructions, as well as bridge piers and eddys. View Safety and FAQs on the website.

Fun Facts

If you are a beginner, please enjoy other ways to paddle with Above the Falls Sports, Wahoo! Adventures, Wilderness Inquiry, Wheel Fun, REI Outdoor School, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, or your local park and recreation department. 

The locks at St. Anthony Falls are closed. For your safety, it is mandatory that you take out at Boom Island. Look for return station signs on the left descending bank just after the Lowry Avenue Bridge. The take-out from that point is about 150 yards downstream. 

Reservations can be made several days in advance and you can reserve more than one boat at a time. Late returns will be locked out and charged $100. 

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Why You Should Go...

With the National Park Service's Mississippi River Paddle Share program, visitors to the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area can rent a kayak at one of several self-serve locations in the Twin Cities and paddle down the scenic river for 2 to 7 miles, depending on which of three routes you select (1. Coon Rapids Dam/River Park to North Mississippi, 2. North Mississippi/MWMO to Boom Island Park, or 3. Hidden Falls to Harriet Island). All routes are one-way (downriver) with the river current and can take 45 minutes to 2.5 hours (not including any stops). Kayaks can be reserved from 7am to 10am or 12pm to 3pm.

At the end of your paddle, you can either rent a Nice Ride Minnesota bicycle at a nearby bike share station, take transit, or take ride share back to where you started your journey. Single and tandem kayaks are available with all the necessary equipment (i.e., life vests and paddles). All users should have some kayaking experience.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: ; Closed on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:
7:00am - 3:00pm
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
7:00am - 3:00pm
7:00am - 3:00pm

Payment: MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

Access: Public Transportation, Bicycle

Extra Fun

Insider Info

The paddle share system is for experienced kayakers. You must be 18 or older to operate a kayak by yourself, but you can be younger or be less experienced if you are in a two-person kayak with an experienced adult kayaker. 

The system will be shut down due to unfavorable river conditions (high water levels, heavy precipitation, strong winds forecasted, etc.) no later than one hour before rental periods. Reservation fees will then be refunded. Check Facebook, Twitter, or call 844-694-6489 to confirm stations are open. 

Be aware of hazards on the river like fallen trees, rocks, stumps, and other river obstructions, as well as bridge piers and eddys. View Safety and FAQs on the website.

Fun Facts

If you are a beginner, please enjoy other ways to paddle with Above the Falls Sports, Wahoo! Adventures, Wilderness Inquiry, Wheel Fun, REI Outdoor School, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, or your local park and recreation department. 

The locks at St. Anthony Falls are closed. For your safety, it is mandatory that you take out at Boom Island. Look for return station signs on the left descending bank just after the Lowry Avenue Bridge. The take-out from that point is about 150 yards downstream. 

Reservations can be made several days in advance and you can reserve more than one boat at a time. Late returns will be locked out and charged $100. 

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