Canoe, Kayak and Boat Rentals


Manasquan Reservoir, Howell  

Rent a Rowboat or Kayak 
Boat/Kayak  Rentals   
Row boat rentals are offered from April 1 - October 31 and kayak rentals from May 1- October 31.
 Rentals begin at 7 a.m.  
At the Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, park patrons ages 18 and older can rent rowboats (1-hr $15.01 or 4-hrs $35.64); electric motor powered rowboats (4-hrs $46.42); and kayaks (1-hr single person $15.01 or 1-hr double person $20.63).  A $10 deposit is required for 1 hour rental; $20 deposit required for 4 hour rental. (Please note prices do not include sales tax.) Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover accepted; deposits are cash only. 
* Please note that the operation of an electric motorboat requires a NJ boating safety certificate. 

Sailboat Rentals  
Please check back for 2024 dates. 
Are you a sailor without a boat? The Park System has 15’ American (2-3 people) and 12’ Laser Pico (1 person) sailboats available for rent. Sailors should provide a Red Cross, US Sailing, or MCPS sailing card.  If you do not have a certification, please call to discuss your sailing experience/skills.
  • Please Note: Pre-registration is required at LEAST 48 hours in advance.
  • For availability or questions, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4238.
  • Please check back for 2024 fee.  

Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold 

Rent a Kayak, Canoe, Rowboat 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. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekends. The cost is $15.01 an hour. Double kayaks are available for $20.63 an hour.  Cash or check only. A refundable deposit of $10 is required for individual rental. Group rentals are available. (Please note 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.  Open to all ages, under 18 with adult.  The cost is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only. 

  • Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.