Raccoon River Park Boat Rental and Concession

Opens May 15

Paddleboat (2-3 people)
Kayak (1 person)

Tandem Kayak (2 people)

Canoe (2-3 people)

Stand Up Paddle Board

     (1 person)

Fishing Kayak (1 person)

1/2 Hr.







1 Hour














Rental Options and Rates

(all prices include local and state sales tax where applicable)

Season Punch Cards Available!

* Buy 10 1-hour rentals for the price of 8! *

Use for canoe, single kayak, or SUP rental.

(Must pre-pay to save! Expires August 15, 2019)


Frequently Answered Questions:

* Lifejackets are provided, included, and required to be worn by ALL renters age birth to 100!

* Any person under age 18 needs a guardian to sign the paperwork but IS ALLOWED to go out on watercraft alone with guardian's permission. 

* First come first rent! We do not do reservations.

* Dogs are allowed but renter assumes all damage and must clean up all messes. 

* You are allowed to take food and drink but NO ALCOHOL or TOBACCO!

* There are NO REFUNDS of any kind; for bad weather, hot sun, sad children, sweat, broken equipment, lack of fish, wind, bad tempers, hard work, tipping of boat, or lack of understanding of rules. 

SUP Yoga

Tuesdays in July 6:30pm

$11 - includes board, anchor, and lifejacket

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Contact Us

Phone: 515-961-6117 (off-season)

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May 15-16: 10am-8pm

May 17-21: 4pm-8pm


In season hours:

(Beginning May 22)

Saturday and Holidays: 8am-9pm

Sunday-Friday: 10am-9pm

Boats are REQUIRED to be off the water by sunset so please plan accordingly.


Enter Raccoon River Park using the main (West) entrance off of Grand Ave. Continue straight into the large parking lot. The boat rental is the brown building to the left (East). 

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© 2021 by CanoeSport America Inc. *Indianola, Iowa *  Toll-Free: 1-800-257-6080

Hours: Sunday-Monday - Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday - 10am-5pm

Thursday - 10am-8pm

Store Stats​​

29 Years in Business

Original Owner!

*  Kayaks, Canoes, SUPS Sold = 5958

*  Hours of Instruction = 3600+

*  Days of Guided Trips = 325+

Come on out!

Located on the south-western side of West Des Moines near Vally Junction!