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Leisure Activities

Canoe and Kayak the St. Joseph River

  • Friday-Sunday and holidays, May 23-October 5; closed Monday-Thursday (except holidays).
  • St. Patrick’s County Park: Brown Barn
  • 11am to 4pm (Long trip rental ends at 2pm)
    Friday shuttles depart on the hour; vessels must be returned no later than 7pm.
    (all hours weather permitting)
  • 1-person kayak: $20 short trip and $25 long trip
    Canoe short trip: $25 up to 4 hours
    Canoe long trip: $30 up to 5 hours (not available on Fridays)
  • Plus gate fee (in effect on weekends and holidays)

Get your family and friends together and canoe the beautiful St. Joseph River! Also a great idea for clubs, businesses and groups of all ages! Packages include shuttle service, canoes, paddles and required life jackets. Parental signature required for renters under the age of 18. Not recommended for children 3 years of age or younger. Limited kayak rentals available. Need five or more canoes? No problem, call ahead to reserve a caravan of canoes at least ten days prior to your trip. Have your own vessel? We provide shuttle service for $7 during shuttle operations. Beginners and families may also use our pond for practice and fun for $7/hour.

Canoe Rental

Disc Golf

  • Open daily
  • Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park
    Pro Shop located in Gate House
  • Course open 10am to park closing,
    Pro Shop hours vary
  • Daily pass: $4/adult; $3/youth (15 and under)
    Annual pass: $30/adult; $20/youth (15 and under)
  • Annual gate/disc golf combo pass: $50

Bring your friends! Bring your family! See what disc golf is all about. Check out the Pro Shop for all your disc golfing needs. We carry INNOVA disc golf bags and a great selection of INNOVA discs, including tie-dyed discs!

Disc Golf 

Group Canoe Rental

Monday, March 3 we will begin taking reservations for group canoe rentals (10 or more canoes) on the St. Joseph River. To print off reservation information click here. For more information or to make a reservation call 574/654-3155.

Group Canoe

Evening Hayrides for Private Parties

  • When:    Wed-Sun, Sept. 27-Oct. 26
  • Site:        Bendix Woods County Park
  • Time:     Begin at 1, 3:30, 6 or 8:30pm
  • Fee:        $110/up to 80 people

Enjoy this colorful time of year with a tractor-drawn hayride! A campfire awaits you after the brisk ride. Reservations are confirmed only when payment is received. Click here to download a reservation form.

Daytime Hayrides

  • When:    Wed-Fri, Oct. 1-Oct. 29
  • Site:        Bendix Woods County Park
  • Time:     Begin at 9, 9:30 or 10am
  • Fee:        $75/up to 80 participants

Enjoy the fall beauty of Bendix Woods on a two-hour tractor-drawn hayride. Includes a picnic site; bring sack lunches or a snack if you like. Campfire not included. Reservations are confirmed only when payment is received. Click here to download a reservation form.

Innertubing Parties

Thursday, November 6 we begin accepting reservations for private winter innertubing parties at St. Patrick’s and Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Parks. To print off registration information click here.

SJCP Winter Leisure
Activities Brochure
SJCP Summer Leisure
Activities Brochure
Acrobat ReaderHayride Brochure Acrobat ReaderDisc Golf Brochure
Acrobat ReaderGroup Canoe Reservation Packet Acrobat ReaderInnertubing Reservation Packet
Acrobat ReaderHayride Reservation Packet