Department of Sports Facilities and Campus Recreation


Regional Outdoor Recreation

Lake George

Outdoor Endeavors has a unique partnership with the City of St. Cloud, St. Cloud Parks Department and St. Cloud Rotary Club to operate boat rentals and instructional programs at Eastman Park's Lake George Boathouse.

The community can rent paddleboats, stand up paddleboards and canoes.

We also host canoeing and stand up paddleboarding istructional programs at the lake as part of the St. Cloud State University's Center for Paddlesports Instruction, Education and Safety.

It has created new jobs and leadership opportunities for our student employees, provided a venue for instructional kayaking and canoe programs along with enhancing recreation opportunities for our community.

Contact SCSU Outdoor Endeavors, 320-308-3772 for more information.

Rental rates

Paddleboat, canoe, Stand Up Paddleboard
  • 1 hour $8
  • 1/2 hour $6
  • Season Pass $25
  • Parent or legal guardian must sign for those under 18.
  • No one under 16 allowed in boats without supervision.
  • Renters are required to leave a drivers license or credit card that will be returned when payment is received and equipment is returned.
Instructional programs
  • We offer paddlesports instructional programs for all skill levels — those with no experience to those with solid base skills.
  • All instructors are certified through the American Canoe Association and deliver nationally recognized instruction.


Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • 3-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • 2-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Weather Policy

We reserve the right to alter hours of operation based on weather conditions to protect our staff and patrons. Check hours at 320-333-3745.

Inherent Risks

  • The use of paddleboats, canoes and stand up paddleboards have inherent risks. Some include drowning, personal injury, injury related to environmental conditions and injuries from human factors.
  • It is the responsibility of the renter to acknowledge and understand these risks.
  • Wearing a properly fitted life jacket is mandatory on all watercraft at the Lake George Boathouse.