River Experiences

Rood Bridge River Rentals

$45 - Three Hour Rental
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Single Kayaks
$35 - Three Hour Rental
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Double Kayaks
$45 - Three Hour Rental
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$35 - Three Hour Rental
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2024 Rental Dates

  • July 21

  • July 27 & 28

  • August 10

  • August 18

  • August 24 & 25

  • September 1 & 2


4000 SE Rood Bridge Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Frequently Asked Questions

Why aren't you here every weekend?

As a nonprofit organization, our capacity is relatively limited. We're offering more rental dates in 2024 than in the past few years, and future rental decisions will be based upon the success of our rentals this year and a dialogue with Hillsboro Parks and Recreation.

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! These boats are set up at Rood Bridge Park so you can explore the Tualatin River. All trips need to start and return from Rood Bridge boat launch.

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 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 have a limited number of boats available in our fleet, especially at Rood Bridge. 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 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?