Lake Ripley Paddle Share

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Paddle Share Rentals at Legion Memorial Park on Lake Ripley!

Our self-serve Kayaks and Paddleboards are open for public use from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend - weather permitting.

Rentals are available in 2 hour increments from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Guests must rent the watercraft in advance by using the link below. All rentals must be used on Lake Ripley. 

Each rental includes paddles and life jackets to ensure a fun and safe time on Lake Ripley.

Rental Costs and Weight Limits:

  • Single Kayak, $12 per session, 350 lbs.
  • Tandem Kayak, $16 per session, 600 lbs.
  • Paddle Board, $10 per session, 350 lbs.

How to Rent:

  1. Click on the link below.
  2. Choose your rental session. NOTE: You cannot reserve a watercraft once a rental session has started.
  3. Read the safety information and sign the waiver.
  4. Pay with a credit card or debit card. 
  5. You will be emailed/texted an access code that unlocks a locker that includes your watercraft, paddle & life jacket.
  6. Remove your equipment and close the locker. 
  7. Be safe. Enjoy your time on Lake Ripley. 
  8. Return your equipment 5 minutes prior to the end of your rental session to avoid additional fees. 

Paddle Share Website

Note: They City of Litchfield requires that you must be at least 18 years old to rent this equipment as stated in the waiver and participants under 18 years old must be in a tandem kayak with someone over 18 years of age. If you return late, you will be charged $50 per hour per item. Do not abandon or leave equipment outside of the station! You will be charged for replacement of damaged, lost or stolen equipment! If late or need assistance, you will need to call 320-693-7201 to unlock the station and return equipment.

Contact City Hall at 320-693-7201 for any questions.