River Experiences

River Rentals

River Rentals are open from late May at Cook Park in Tigard and mid June at Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro through early September. Gear includes canoes, single and double kayaks, stand up paddleboards, paddle and life jacket (PFD). Click on each location below for details and to make your reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can go out in a canoe?

Typically, canoes can carry 3 people, two paddlers and a one adult passenger or two younger children in the middle.

Can I rent the kayak and take it 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 acknowledge the responsibility that goes with being on the water, 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.

Can I take my dog with me?

Sure! If your dog isn’t experienced with water, be prepared for some on-shore practice before launching.

Why do I have to bring my rental back at the scheduled time if I started late?

We have a limited number of boats available in our fleet. Even if you started late, we can't extend your rental past its end time because we likely have someone next on 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! Please contact us directly about scheduling group experiences.

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