Paddle Share Rentals

Ipaddleport kiosk

Watercraft Rentals Available!

Our self-serve watercraft stations with reservable kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are open for public use from April 1 - Oct. 31 at Broemmelsiek Park in Defiance, Klondike Park in Augusta and The Park at New Melle Lakes in New Melle. Guests must rent a watercraft in advance through the rental link below. Rentals are available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, for two-hour sessions. Each watercraft comes with paddles and life jackets to ensure a safe and fun time on the lake. 

Here's How to Rent Watercraft Equipment:

Click on the rental link:


  • Wear personal flotation device at all times.
  • Equipment must be returned and secured 5 minutes prior to end of rental window to avoid late fees. 
  • Personal flotation device and paddles must be secured inside the kayak and strapped in the mesh on top of the paddleboard when returned; the fin of the paddleboard must be removed and stored in the side door compartment of the unit.
  • In severe weather, leave the water and return equipment to the unit immediately.
  • If you have any questions or have problems with the equipment, call the Park Ranger on duty at 314-713-4394.

Rental Costs and Weight Limits:

  • $20 per two-hour session, per stand-up paddleboard; 350-pound limit 
  • $20 per two-hour session, per kayak; 350-pound limit
  • $30 per two-hour session, per tandem kayak; 600-pound limit 
For more information, call the Parks Department at 636-949-7535.