Tualatin Riverkeepers River Rentals

Join Tualatin Riverkeepers on the Tualatin River via kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard! Throughout the summer we provide rentals in our community to help everyone experience the Tualatin River, make memories, and build connections and sense of place! We hope that by joining us on the river, you'll feel inspired to work with us to protect the health of the watershed and keep it enjoyable for years to come.

All rentals come with paddle gear (including lifejackets) and a window of time to explore the river on your own. Please remember to complete a waiver for each participant going out on the river with you when prompted during the check out process. This is required before you pick up your boat. If you have any questions, please email riverrentals@tualatinriverkeepers.org.

Select a location below to get started:

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 riverrentals@tualatinriverkeepers.org. 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. We also offer gift cards in any amount, making them great gift options for family, friends, and anyone you want to treat to a day on the Tualatin. Purchase a gift card here.


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.

Both can be purchased and picked up at Cook Park River Rentals.