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Watercraft Rentals

The Emmet County Conservation Board has 6 NuCanoes (1-2 people), 6 sit-in kayaks (1 person), 6 sit-on kayaks (1 person) & 4 stand-up paddle boards (1 person), all available for rent! 

How to Rent

You simply call the Emmet County Nature Center at (712).867.4422, say you would like to rent a number of our boats, fill out the required paper work, come pick up a key to your designated stall and you are good to go!


$10.00 for 2 hours per watercraft. Children under the age of 12 are free. Cost includes life jackets and paddle for everyone paddling.

Rules and guidelines

Please read through our Watercraft Rental Policy outlining our rules & guidelines.

Watercraft Rental policy

If you wish to rent, you may print the Watercraft Rental Form, fill it out, and mail it in or drop it off at the Nature Center complete with your rental payment and deposit. You may also scan the Rental Form and email it to us and complete your payment when you come in to pick up your keys.

Watercraft Rental


Please call the nature center at 712-867-4422 before you fill out this form to check availability.

Reservations not made 24 hours in advance cannot be guaranteed.

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