Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards are available for rent during the summer season at the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center for use in Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Fishing equipment is also available for use at no charge.
Summer rental hours
Open Daily, May 24–Sept. 1, 2014
Open Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day
10 a.m.–8 p.m. Last rental 6:45 p.m.
Equipment Rental is closed for the summer season beginning Sept. 3.
Rental rates for canoes and kayaks (includes paddles and life jackets)
$8 per hour
$20 per three hours
$35 per day
Rental rates for stand up paddleboards (includes paddles and life jacket)
$10 per hour
Other rental rates
Paddle: $5 per rental
Life jacket: $5 per rental
Group rates: None. Outdoor recreational equipment may be made available for rent to organized groups for use by contacting the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center at 651-554-6530. Accommodation is based on advance notice and availability.
The fleet of canoes features both Old Town and Wenonah canoes. Wenonah canoes are approximately 50 pounds and come equipped with yoke pads for easy portaging on our 5-mile round-trip portage trail. Rental rate includes paddles and life jackets. Maximum four persons per canoe (not to exceed 3 adults or specific boat weight limit).
The fleet of kayaks feature both single and double (tandem) kayaks. Rental rate includes paddles and life jackets. Double kayaks can be outfitted with a child seat. Portaging carts available at no additional fee for easy portaging on our five mile round-trip portage trail.
Stand up paddleboards
Stand up paddling is a new and exciting way to experience your parks. Think surfing...without the big waves. Our fleet includes two different models of paddle boards. Rental rate includes paddles and life jackets.
Dakota County and the Minnesota DNR are partnering to offer the Fishing in the Neighborhood Program which provides free use of fishing equipment including rods and tackle at Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Fish bait (night crawlers) can be purchased at the Visitor Center.
A wide variety of live bait is available for sale. Prices vary.
A photo ID is required for rentals. You must be at least 18 years of age to sign the equipment rental agreement. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cash, check and credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard and Discover). Make checks payable to: Dakota County Parks.