Canoe, Kayak and Boat Rentals

All parks are open, but some park facilities remain closed.  See details
Face coverings are required in all buildings. 
(updated 6/26/2020)

Boat rentals resume on Thursday, July 9. Rentals may end early if life jackets run out. Life jackets will only be used once a day so that they be cleaned after use. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own life jackets.

Here are the days and times:

Manasquan Reservoir, Howell    
Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold  
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
10a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Manasquan Reservoir, Howell  

Rent a Rowboat or Kayak  -  Park System boat rentals resume on July 9.
Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
7 a.m.-6 p.m

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. (Please note prices do not include sales tax.)

Please note that the operation of an electric motorboat requires a NJ boating safety certificate. 

Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold 

Rent a Kayak, Canoe or Paddleboat - Park System boat rentals resume on July 9.    
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
10 a.m. -5:30 p.m. 
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. (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. The cost is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours of canoeing; cash or check only. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult.

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

    • July 18 & 19
    • August 1 & 2
    • August 15 & 16
    • August 29 & 30

    Please note that all rentals must be returned by 3 p.m.