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SherriKayaks is now offering rentals of recreational kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards (SUPs) at Fox River Paddle Sports along the banks of the Fox River in historic Waterford, WI.  There are two launches within steps of the rental building located in Village Hall Park, 123 N. River Street. You can visit or call 262-332-3777 for more information.


If you are looking for other opportunities to rent a canoe or kayak in southeast Wisconsin or northeast Illinois, listed below are the locations that I am currently aware of.  Inclusion on this list does not imply any sort of endorsement on my part.  If you know of other locations that offer canoe, kayak, or SUP rentals, I would appreciate it if you would pass on the contact information for that business.  I also appreciate hearing from you if you are aware that any of the information below has changed.


Potential renters should take time to do some research before renting.  Besides rental costs, ask questions like:

  • What makes and models of boats are available? (recreational or sea kayaks, canoes, SUP, length, width, stability, etc.)
  • What material are the boats made of (polyethylene plastic, polycarbonate plastic, fiberglass, Royalex, Kevlar)
  • What additional accessories are included? (life jacket, paddle, sprayskirt, pump, paddle float, foam block carrier kits to transport the boat, etc.)
  • What kinds of paddles are included in the rental?  Is there an option to upgrade for additional cost?
  • Do you require specific training before being allowed to rent?
  • Is the rental operation located on the water?  Will I need to transport the boats to water on my own vehicle?  Can I arrange to have the boats taken to a nearby lake or river?  Do they handle shuttles on a river?



Beachside Boat & Bait – 129 Park Ave, Pewaukee, WI 53072.  262-695-2628.  Kayak and SUP rentals on Pewaukee Lake.  Website –

Clearwater Outdoors – Locations in Lake Geneva and Delafield,  Kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals.  On-water locations.  On-line reservations.  Website:

Eagle Springs Pub – W345 S10463 Highway E, Mukwonago, WI  53149.  Located on Eagle Springs and Lulu Lakes. Canoe rentals only.  Website:

Fontana Paddle Company – Located on Lake Street, Fontana, WI across the street from Geneva Lake. Kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals.  Website:  Call 262-275-5708 for more information.

Fox River Landing – 31423 Bridge Dr., Waterford, WI  53185.  Located on the Fox River.  Canoe rentals. Cash or check only.  No credit cards accepted.  Call 262-662-5690 or e-mail for more information.

Frame Park – located on the Fox River in Waukesha, WI. Recreational kayak rentals.  Website:

Harnischfeger Park – W3048 Crawfish Road, Ixonia, Wisconsin 53036.  Located on the Rock River.  Canoe and kayak rentals.  For information call 920-474-7178.  Website:  Additional information on site.

Laacke & Joys – Website:  Kayak rentals and stand-up paddleboards (SUP).  19233 W. Bluemound Road.  This store is not located on the water.  Call 262-782-2960 for more information.

Leslie’s Kayak and Paddleboard Rental3101 E. Lake Shore Drive, Twin Lakes, WI 53181.  Kayak rentals and stand-up paddleboards (SUP) located on Lake Elizabeth.  Call (630) 664-2971 or email at in advance.

Milwaukee Kayak Company – 318 S. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204.  Located on the Milwaukee River in the Third Ward.  Kayak and SUP rentals.  Reservations recommended.  Contact by e-mail at or phone at (414) 301-2240.  Website:

Nomad Boardsports – 34422 Delafield Rd, Summit, WI 53066.  Kayak and SUP rentals located on Upper Nemahbin Lake.  (262) 468-6228

River Bend Nature Center – 3600 N. Green Bay Road, Racine, WI 53404.  Located on the Root River. Canoe and recreational kayak rentals. Call 262-639-0930 for more information.  Website:

River City Marina – 230 N. Milwaukee Street, Waterford, WI  53185.  Located on the Fox River.  Kayaks and SUP’s for rent.  Call 262-534-5311 for more information.  Website:

2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoors – 33 W. Sherman Ave. Fort Atkinson, WI.  Offers several half and full day runs down the Rock, Bark and Crawfish Rivers with shuttle service. Canoes, solo and tandem recreational kayaks available.  For information, call 920-563-2222 or go to the website,

Rutabaga – 220 W. Broadway, Madison, WI 53716.  Located on the Yahara River.  Canoe and kayak rentals.  Website:  Call 800-472-3353 or 608-223-9300 for more information.

Sherper’s – 225 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Oconomowoc 53066.  Call 262-567-6847 for more information.  5750 S. 108th Street, Hales Corners, WI 53130.  Call 414-425-6888 for more information.  Neither store is located on the water.  Canoe and recreational kayak rentals.

Tip A Canoe – Burlington, Wisconsin. Trips on the Illinois Fox River and Nippersink Creek for groups by appointment only.  For information call 262-342-1012.  Website:

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