Boat Rental

Row, row, row your boat.

Since 1876, boating in Forest Park has been a popular St. Louis tradition. This time-honored pastime has returned. Take a leisurely sentimental journey on Post-Dispatch Lake, where you are likely to encounter colonies of ducks, heron, geese, kingfishers, schools of fish and turtles. You will also come across some of the parks most treasured landmarks: The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, World's Fair Pavilion, Art Hill, Grand Basin and the Government Hill Fountain.

Paddleboats are available for rental at a cost of $15.00 per hour. Paddleboats can accommodate up to 4 adults or 560 pounds. Life jackets are provided, but not required.

**You must be 16 years of age or older with a valid photo ID to rent a boat without parental supervision.

Spring/Summer Hours (April-Oct)

10:00 a.m. to 1 hour prior to sunset 


Fall/Winter Hours (Nov-March)

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday:
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday - Sunday:
10:00 a.m. to 1 hour prior to sunset (approximately 3:30 p.m. this time of year)

Boat rentals are available year-round, weather permitting.


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