Boat + Board Rentals

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There are two locations where you can paddle the day away! To rent canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), head the the Hyde Lake Boat House. For paddle boats, head to the Pine Lake Boat House. Proceeds from your rentals help support Shelby Farms Park Conservancy! 

For questions about boat rentals, please check out the FAQs

If you have additional questions, please email shop@shelbyfarmspark.org.


HYDE LAKE BOAT HOUSE

Located on the north side of Hyde Lake near the main entrance to the Park, the Hyde Lake Boat house has canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards available for rent during spring and summer months. 
 

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR BOAT RENTALS
CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS

For your safety, all elements of your rental (boat, paddles, PFDs) will be disinfected before and after use.
At this time, rentals are only available through online reservations and payment (no walk ups, no cash payments). 

 

HOURLY RATES | Personal floatation devices (PFD) are provided with your rental, or you may provide your own
Canoe: $20 | Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children (12 and under) or 3 adults
Single kayak: $15 | Capacity: 1 adult (age 17+); must be 17+ to rent
Double kayak: $20 | Capacity: 2 adults (age 17+) or 1 adult (age 17+) and 1 child (12 and under)
Stand up paddle board (SUP): $18 | Capacity: 1 adult (age 17+); must be 17+ to rent

GROUP RENTALS
Groups of 15+ must reserve 2 days in advance and prepay.
To make a group reservation, please contact Spencer Heard at sheard@shelbyfarmspark.com or (901) 222-7281.

Bringing your four-legged friend? You must provide a PFD for your pet.


PINE LAKE BOAT HOUSE + General Store

The Pine Lake Boat House is located next to the Woodland Discovery Playground. Paddle Pine Lake in a two or four-seater paddle boat! You can also grab snacks and cold drinks, Park merchandise and other items to help you enjoy your day at the Park.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR BOAT RENTALS
CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS

RATES (All rentals are 1 hour and include a PFD for each passenger)
2-Seater:
$15
4-Seater: $20


GROUP RENTALS

Groups of 15+ must reserve 2 days in advance and prepay.
To make a group reservation, please contact Spencer Heard at sheard@shelbyfarmspark.com or (901) 222-7281.


BOAT RENTAL FAQs

What if I need to cancel my reservation? 
EMAIL us at shop@shelbyfarmspark.org
VISIT us at the Lake’s Edge Gift Shop located in the First Horizon Visitor Center

Thank you for giving us as much notice as possible if you have to cancel your reservation so we may rent the boat that was being held for you to another visitor. 

You will receive a refund for the amount of your reservation. Please allow 5-7 business days for the refund to process and post to your account. Thank you for considering donating your refund to the Park!  

What if I need to reschedule my reservation?
EMAIL us at shop@shelbyfarmspark.org
VISIT us at the Lake’s Edge Gift Shop located in the First Horizon Visitor Center

Thank you for giving us as much notice as possible if you have to reschedule your reservation so we may rent the boat  that was being held for you to another visitor.

What if I'm late for my reservation time?
We will do our best to accommodate you and find another reservation time slot for you based on the current availability of boats. If you are 20 minutes beyond your reservation time, this will be considered a no-show and no refund will be issued.  

If I miss my reservation, may I get a refund?
We are unable to issue refunds for missed reservation times. 

What happens if there is inclement weather?
In the event of inclement weather (lightning strikes in the area or high winds that are prohibitive for paddling , our rental locations will close until the area is clear of lightning for 45 minutes or until prohibitive wind conditions subside. Customers with reservations within these time frames will be contacted by the Shelby Farms Park retail team to reschedule for a later time or later date.  If closure affects a future reservation for the day, customers will be contacted by a member of Shelby Farms Park’s retail management team.


 All boats, including canoes and kayaks, must be equipped with one wearable personal flotation device for each person on board.  All persons 12 years or under are required to wear a personal flotation device. According to TWRA regulations, those not following this requirement may be subject to a fine.


Want to launch your own kayak or boat? A boat launch ramp is located on the north edge of the lake in Heart of the Park, just off Great View Drive North. Motorized watercraft are not permitted, but kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, sailboats and other personal watercraft (14 feet or less) are encouraged. Learn more here!

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