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Tualatin Riverkeepers River Rentals

Paddling season is upon us and you can reserve your boats now! River Rentals open May 26 (Memorial Day) at Cook Park in Tigard and June 2 at Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro. Gear includes paddle and life jacket (PFD). Click on each location below for details and to make your reservation.

Cook Park River Rentals
Rood Bridge River Rentals


How many people can go out in a canoe?
Typically canoes work for 3 people, two paddlers and a middle seat. For younger kids, there can be two middle seat spots.

Can I rent with you and take the kayak somewhere else?
Nope! We keep our fleet at Cook Park so you can explore the Tualatin River. All trips need to start and return from Cook Park.

Why do I need to complete a waiver for everyone?
All participants need to complete a waiver for safety. Everyone needs to acknowledge one, including minors who need a parent or guardian to sign for them. This is an absolute requirement to rent a boat with us, and it must be done before getting on the water.

Are dogs okay to take out?
Sure! If your dog likes to go out with you, that works for us. But keep in mind that we don't have doggy-lifejackets.

Why do I have to bring my rental back at the scheduled time if I started late?
We're a small nonprofit, and because of that we have a limited number of boats available in our fleet. Even if you started late, we can't extend your rental past it's end time because we need to be able to use the equipment for the next group in the schedule. Please be considerate and respect the stated return time of your rental.

Why can't I reserve many boats for one time slot?
Since we're working with a limited fleet of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards, it's likely that if you can't reserve as many boats as you were hoping to, it's because they're already rented by others and out on the water!

If my friend has their own boat, can I rent one to go out with them?

If you have any other questions, need help navigating our reservation portal, or if you need to change or cancel your reservation, send an email to You can also call our office during the week at 503-218-2580, but be advised that staff are often not in the office on weekends.


Represent your favorite environmental nonprofit with official Tualatin Riverkeepers hats! Great for everyday use and for shading your face when you're out paddling.

We also have Tualatin River Guide Books that introduce 85 readily accessible sites throughout the Tualatin River Basin, from tributaries in the Coast Range to the confluence at the Willamette River. Detailed site descriptions include directions, maps, and a wealth of information on the plants, wildlife, and natural attractions to be found in the area.

And gift cards are great gift options for family, friends, and anyone you want to treat to a day on the Tualatin!

Gift cards are delivered electronically and guidebooks and hats can be picked up at Cook Park River Rentals.

Tualatin Riverkeepers Hats
Tualatin River Guidebooks
Tualatin Riverkeepers Gift Card