Group Canoe Rentals at St. Patrick's County Park

Program Details

  • St. Patrick’s County Park offers a variety of group canoe packages for your adventure. 
  • We have three trips to choose from on the scenic St. Joseph River ranging from 4 to 10 miles. 
  • Reservations available May-October with a minimum requirement of 5 canoes. Individual public rentals not available at St. Patrick’s Co. Park for to 2021 season. 
  • Public canoe/kayak rentals available at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park
  • Not recommended for children 3 years of age and younger. We do not carry lifejackets for children that small. 
  • Canoe capacity is 450 lbs. and 3-person max. 
  • Rental packages include canoes, paddles, required life jackets and shuttle service.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in canoes. 
  • Call ahead to reserve your caravan of canoes at least 10 days in advance.


Short Trips - 4 or 6 miles, 3-hrs. max
5-10 canoes$25
11 + canoes$20
Long Trip -10 miles, 5-hrs. max
5-10 canoes$35
11 + canoes$30

To schedule a group, please follow the instructions.

  • Please call park staff at 574-654-3155 and schedule a date and time for your trip.
  • Once your date has been confirmed, thoroughly read, sign and return the Leisure Program Agreement in the canoe reservation packet.
  • Completed agreement along with payment must be received to guarantee your reservation.

For the safety of our guests and employees, St. Joseph County Parks will be taking the following precautions.

  • All rental equipment will be cleaned and sanitized between each customer use.
  • Rental capacity will be limited.
  • Masks must be worn inside all enclosed buildings. 
  • Masks will be required in all shuttles.