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Boathouse Forest Park Paddleboats

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Boathouse in Forest Park
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Since 1876, boating in Forest Park has been a popular St. Louis tradition. This time-honored pastime has returned. Boathouse Paddleboat Company offers boat rentals at the dock at The Boathouse, including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards.

Take a leisurely sentimental journey on Post-Dispatch Lake, where you are likely to encounter colonies of ducks, heron, geese, kingfishers, schools of fish and turtles.

You will also come across some of the parks most treasured landmarks: The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, World’s Fair Pavilion, Art Hill, Grand Basin and the Government Hill Fountain.Paddleboat rentals are available year-round, weather permitting.

You can also enjoy casual dining and beverages on the patio and indoor dining for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch at the Boathouse Forest Park.



Open Seasonally. Check website for details.
6101 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Accepted