Canoe, Kayak and Boat Rentals

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 $14.49 or 4-hrs $35.51); electric motor powered rowboats (4-hrs $46.26); and kayaks (1-hr single person $14.49 or 1-hr double person $20.56). 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.; the last rental is at 6 p.m. and must return by 7 p.m.

Sailboat Rentals  
June 11-August 31   
Are you a sailor without a boat? A limited number of 15’ American (2-3 people) and 12’ Laser Pico (single adult or with 1 child) sailboats is available for rent. Renters must provide a Red Cross, US Sailing or Monmouth County Park System sailing card.
The cost is $55 per boat for 2 hour rental; cash or check only.
Please Note: Pre-registration is required at least 48 hours in advance. For availability or questions please call 732-842-4000, ext. 4238.

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 $14.49 an hour. Each additional 15 minutes is $4.44. Double kayaks are available for $20.56 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  
(ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult)
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.

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

  • September 10 & 11
  • September 24 & 25