Get out and explore Stow Lake in one of our fun boats!

Our fleet of American-made boats includes rowboats and pedal boats that seat from one to four boaters.

Rental Rates

*Boat rentals are first-come, first served! We allow Dogs on boats. ($5.00 fee may apply).
Boats cannot be rented after 4:00pm.

Boating and Safety Rules

Age Limits
  • If you are 18 and under you must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Maximum of three people per rowboat or four people per pedal boat
  • Use of alcohol or other substances, which may impair judgment, is strictly prohibited
  • Life jackets must be worn at all times
  • Do not stand in the boats / Do not switch seats
  • Do not bump into other boats
  • Do not tip your boat intentionally
  • Do not swim / Do not dive into the water
Weight Restrictions
  • The pedal boats hold up to 650 lbs
  • The row boats cannot exceed 450 lbs
Boat Operation
  • Boat entry and exit instruction
  • We do not offer boating lessons but a staff member will show you the basics to get you started
  • If you have an emergency while on the boat, immediately call the emergency phone number displayed on the boat. If it is health or life threatening call both 911 and the displayed phone number.
  • What to do if you fall out of the boat
  • How to get our attention (waive arms, whistle, use mobile phone – our number is listed in every boat)
  • If you see another boater in need of help, get our attention
  • Remember: the fastest way to safety in an emergency situation is to pedal or row to the closest shoreline
  • Stay clear of wildlife
  • Docking on the islands is prohibited
  • Do not feed the wildlife
  • Do not litter
  • Be safe. Have fun.