Manasquan Reservoir, Howell 

Rent a Rowboat or Kayak 
Motor boat rentals from April 1-October 31 
Kayak rentals from May 1-October 31
At the Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, park patrons ages 18 and older can rent rowboats (1-hr $14.54 or 4-hrs $35.64); electric motor powered rowboats (4-hrs $46.42); and kayaks (1-hr single person $14.54 or 1-hr double person $20.63). Cash or check only. A $10 deposit is required for 1 hour rental; $20 deposit required for 4 hour rental. (Prices do not include sales tax.)  Boat and kayak rentals start at 7 a.m.   

Sailboat Rentals at the Manasquan Reservoir          
These rentals have concluded for the season.  Please check back for possible 2018 dates.

Are you a sailor without a boat? The Park System has a limited number of 15’ American (2/3 people) and 12’ Laser Pico (single adult/1 child) sailboats available for rent. Renters must provide a Red Cross, US Sailing or MCPS sailing card.   

Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold 

Rent a Kayak, Canoe or Paddleboat   
Boat rentals are available weekends only from May 1 through mid-June, daily through Labor Day, and weekends only again from Labor Day through Columbus Day.   
Boat rental hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The cost is $14.54 an hour. Double kayaks are available for $20.63 an hour. A refundable deposit of $10 is required for individual rental. Group rentals are available. (Prices do not include sales tax.)


Thompson Park, Lincroft

Marlu Lake Canoe Rentals at Thompson Park
All equipment is provided; limited number of canoes available. The cost is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for 2 hours of canoeing; cash or check only. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m.

Marlu Lake Canoe Rentals are available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following weekends :

    • May 26 & 27
    • June 9 & 10
    • June 23 & 24