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We now have two rental locations! Download our brochure

Olbrich Park
3527 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53714
We are not able to accept online reservations day-of at our Olbrich Location. In person or phone reservations only.

Rental Season
May 25 - September (weather dependent)
7 days a week starting June 8-September 3
After Labor Day we will be open only on weekends thru September, weather permitting
Fall Rental Hours
Saturday & Sundays10:00 am - 6:00 pm
*all rentals must be back by closing time
Boats and Rates (pricing is per boat)   1st hour    Additional hour
Solo Kayak$15$10
Two-Person Kayak$20$10
Stand-Up Paddleboard$15$10
Tandem Canoe$20$10
Fishing Kayak$20$10

Boat Storage at Olbrich Park
We are currently sold out of personal storage spots at Olbrich Park but you can still click here for info.

220 W Broadway
Monona, WI 53716

Off-site rentals are available at our Rutabaga location, but are not available to reserve online.  Your vehicle must have an approved roof rack like Yakima, Thule, or factory cross-bars to carry the boat. Pick-up truck beds are ok for kayaks under 13ft with proper pads and tie-downs. Boats may be picked up 30 minutes before close on the evening prior. Rentals are to be used only on lakes and rivers that are non-classified (deep, slower-moving). No whitewater! Please call the store and ask to speak with a manager about rates and availability.
Rental Season 
May 10 - September 30 (weather dependent)
Fall Rental Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Boats and Rates (pricing is per boat)    Half day*       Full day
Kayak (solo/tandem)$35$60
Stand-Up Paddleboard$35$60
Tandem Canoe$35$60
*Half day rental times begin at 10am and 2pm Monday-Saturday and 11am Sunday. 

General Rental Information

What's Included

- One (or more) canoe, kayak, or SUP board
- A life jacket for each person
- A paddle for each paddler

Rental Policies

- A life jacket and footwear must be worn at all times when using rental equipment.

- Renters must be at least 18 years old. Adults must accompany anyone under 18. An adult must accompany any child under 8 years of age in the same boat.

- Alcohol is prohibited while using or operating Rutabaga equipment. Rutabaga reserves the right to refuse to rent to anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

- Renters are liable for lost or damaged equipment.


Other Information

- Full payment is required at the time of reservation.

- All trash must be removed from boats upon their return.

- Rentals are due back 30 minutes prior to the close of business.

- Rentals returned late will be charged a $25 late fee.

- Rutabaga reserves the right to cancel rentals due to unsafe weather conditions, resulting in either full refund or reschedule.


Cancellation Policy

Two or more days notice: full refund

One day notice: 50% refund

No show or day of: no refund

Weather Related Cancellations will be met with a full refund

We will cancel rentals under the following conditions:

- Wind speed over 15 MPH (over 10 MPH for SUP and Canoe at Olbrich location)

- Water temperature below 55 degrees Fahrenheit

- Thunderstorms

Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski Rentals

In the winter we offer snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals!  Check back in October for more information.

Snowshoe Rentals: 
Packages include snowshoes and poles.

Cross-Country Ski Rentals: 
Packages include skis, boots, and poles.

Please call 608-223-9300 for more details or to reserve.