Apply for a permit to store your canoe or kayak on one of several Minneapolis lakes or on the Mississippi River. We rent 462 storage racks annually.

 

Locations & Fees

Locations

  • Lake Calhoun
  • Lake Harriet
  • Lake Nokomis
  • Lake of the Isles
  • Cedar Lake
  • Brownie Lake 
  • Boom Island*
  • Bohemian Flats*

*New site on the Mississippi River.

Permit Term

50 weeks: May 1-April 15

Permit Fee

Minneapolis Resident
Annual Fee: $210

Non-Resident
Annual Fee: $260

Good to Know

Canoe Rack Rental FAQ [PDF]

New renters may apply online beginning at 8 am on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Apply for a Permit

Apply online for a canoe/kayak rack permit. Available for new renters beginning at 8 am on March 1 until sold out.

View Online Instructions [PDF]

Current Renters

Current Renters

Current renters may apply online for the same canoe/kayak storage rack starting at 8 am on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Current renters must apply by 4 pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 if they want to rent the same canoe/kayak storage rack.

We will release non-renewed racks starting Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Switching Racks

Current renters may switch to a different location (pending availability) beginning at 8 am on March 1, 2017.

You may move your canoe/kayak to your new rack April 15 through April 30. You may lock it to a tree or to the side of the rack on the ground if your rack is not yet open.

Non-Renewing Renters

You must remove your canoe from your rack by May 1.

New Renters

New Renters

New renters may apply online for an available rack starting at 8 am on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Racks book quickly on the first day of open registration. We recommend registering online.

You must have an ActiveNet account established in order to reserve a rack whether you are registering online or in person. We encourage you to create an ActiveNet account now if you do not have one.

Moving to Your New Rack

You may move your canoe/kayak to your new rack April 15 through April 30. You may lock it to a tree or to the side of the rack on the ground if your rack is not yet open.

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention

If you store your watercraft on a Minneapolis lake, please be sure to review our AIS information to help us prevent the spread of AIS.