We are committed to providing our clients with a great paddling experience.  Along with quality equipment and a fantastic location that is appropriate for paddlers of all skill levels, you can ensure that you have a great day on the river by following these recommendations: 

  • Reservations are not required, but the number of kayaks, canoes, and SUPs is limited, so to make sure you can paddle when you want to, reservations are a good idea.  Call 262-332-3777 to reserve a boat or to get more information.
  • Rental craft must be returned to Fox River Paddle Sports no later than 30 minutes before closing.
  • Paddling is a water activity and you will get at least a little damp, so dress in clothing that can get wet and will dry quickly.  A small changing tent is available if you need to change clothes before or after getting out on the water.
  • Wear footwear that can get wet.  You will need to step into the water when you are entering and exiting your craft, and you may need to get out of your boat at times during your trip.  Protect your feet from sharp rocks and other debris that may be on the bottom of the river.
  • Your rental includes a life jacket.  Everyone paddling or riding in a Fox River Paddle Sports craft must be wearing a properly fitted USCG-approved life jacket – no exceptions.
  • No one under the age of 3 is allowed on any paddle craft rented from Fox River Paddle Sports.  Children ages 3-17 must be accompanied by an adult and have their waiver forms signed by a parent or legal guardian.  You can print a copy of the waiver and rental agreement which is linked here: Rental Agreement & Waiver
  • Alcohol and illegal drugs are not allowed in any Fox River Paddle Sports rental boats – no exceptions.  FRPS staff reserves the right to refuse rentals to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Safety on the river is our number one priority!
  • There is plenty of free parking available in Waterford.  If space is not available at Village Hall Park, there is another large parking lot located directly across the river off N. 2nd Street – just a short walk across the Main Street bridge from Fox River Paddle Sports.
  • You can purchase non-alcoholic beverages and snacks at Fox River Paddle Sports when you are getting your rental craft and there are plenty of nearby restaurants where you can pick up a lunch to take along.
  • Most paddlers want to bring their cell phone along on the water for photos and for safety.  If you plan to do so, we strongly recommend that you use a good quality waterproof case made for cell phones.  Some cases even allow you to use your smart phone without removing it from the case.  Zip-lock plastic bags are not waterproof and will not protect your phone if it takes an unintentional swim.