Load up a canoe for a day of fun out on Lady Bird Lake. Rowing Dock canoe rentals are perfect for individuals as well as small groups that want to travel together or bring their canine companions.

Canoe RentalsM-Th F-Sun & HolidaysMax
  $20/hr $25/hr $55
Canoe Rentals on Town Lake Austin are a great way to spend time with your friends and family.  

Frequent Paddler Special

Get a Canoe Rental in Austin for Less!

In an effort to encourage more canoeing in Austin we’re giving frequent paddlers a great deal. Currently, we are offering canoe enthusiasts special discounted rates when you buy 10 hours at a time. Give us a call or ask an attendant at our Zilker Park dock for details.

Group Discount Also Available for Parties of 12+ People!

Get an Austin Canoe Rental From Rowing Dock in 3 Easy Steps

Rowing Dock is the premier spot for getting a canoe rental in Austin. We’re located in beautiful Zilker Park and open 7 days a week. We have everything you need to enjoy a day taking in the sights of Austin while floating down Lady Bird Lake. To start your canoeing adventure in Austin: 

  • Make the trip to our dock in Zilker Park. We operate on a first come, first served basis. (If you have a large group we highly recommend calling ahead to see if there’s a wait, especially on the weekend.)
  • Bring a valid photo ID, credit card, and fill out a rental waiver.
  • Pick your canoe, put on a life jacket,  load up your vessel and hit the water!


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Austin Canoe Rental Faq

Do I Need a Reservation to Rent a Canoe?

Nope. There’s a first come, first served policy at Rowing Dock. Typically, there isn’t much of a wait, but if there is you can always explore Austin’s famous Zilker Park while we get your canoe ready. 

Are Canoes Safe for Beginners?

Canoeing in Austin is safe for experienced paddlers as well as beginners. It doesn’t take long to get the hang of making turns and maneuvering a canoe. We use high quality equipment that’s well maintained for enhanced comfort and safety while you’re out on Town Lake Austin.

Can Kids Rent Their Own Canoe?

Yes, under most circumstances kids can rent their own canoe as long as a guardian signs the rental waiver. However, kids under 13 years old must be accompanied by a parent while on the water

What Should I Bring While Canoeing in Austin?

At Rowing Dock we provide lifejackets and paddles, but there are a few things we highly recommend taking on your canoeing trip on Lady Bird Lake. While we sell sunscreen, water, and hats at the dock, you are welcome to bring your own as they are the top three additional items you'll want on the water. Canoeing down Lady Bird Lake provides a lot of opportunities for amazing pictures of the Austin skyline, Barton Springs, Congress Bridge and much more. If you need, we have dry bags at the dock to keep your cameras and smartphones protected.

For more answers and information about our canoe rentals on Lady Bird Lake visit the FAQ section.