Get out on the water
Access to boat borrowing is seasonal, and the 2021 season concluded on September 6. We hope you’ll visit this page again for a new schedule in the spring of 2022.
All times are first come, first served.
Please read the information on this page before you head out for a boat.
Beginning in June and lasting through early September, kayaks and canoes can be borrowed seasonally for self- guided tours of East Branch Reservoir from the boathouse, first come, first served. Each loan can last up to two hours, with the last boats going out one hour before closing time. Hours are posted to our News & Updates page during the season; please also refer to that page for notice of exceptional hours.
Geauga County residents can borrow the park’s limited number of kayaks and canoes for free (ID REQUIRED); out-of-county residents must pay $8 per hour for adults, $5 per hour for kids 12 and under, and $12 for tandem (credit card only, paid onsite). The required waiver, to be completed in advance or on site, can be found at this link. Provided life vests must be worn at all times, and a driver’s license will be held as a security deposit for each loan. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and sorry, dogs are not permitted on borrowed boats. Thanks for understanding!
SPECIAL IN 2021:
We are happy to offer boat rentals again this summer. As we strive to provide you with a fun and safe boating experience, please take note of our operating procedures before you head out to the park.
- Life jackets, which are required to be worn at all times while on the water, will be sterilized daily.
- Kayaks and paddles will be sterilized daily with EPA-certified disinfectant.
- Hand sanitizer will be available for guests and staff, but guests are encouraged to bring their own if possible.