Water Recreation, Shuttle Service, & Rentals

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Water Recreation, Shuttle Service, & Rentals

Water recreation at Redhead is closed for the season. Rentals will resume in spring of 2022. 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Chisholm Community Foundation and funding from the Minnesota Discovery Center, Redhead Mountain Bike Park now has a floating dock system available for public use. The Minnesota Discovery Center will be conducting a water recreation trial run through the remainder of the season. Water recreation at Redhead includes swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. Motorized watercrafts are currently not allowed. The Minnesota Discovery Center water recreation fleet includes 2 canoes and 5 kayaks.

Water Rec Rentals: The Minnesota Discovery Center will offer canoe and kayak rentals will be available for the remainder of the season. Paddle Board rentals will start in 2022. Life jackets and paddles will be provided for each rental. All rentals include tax. Guests can call 218-254-7959 or email info@mndiscoverycenter.com to reserve their rental or reserve at the desk day of, if available.  Due to popularity, we strongly recommend making a reservation.  KAYAK/CANOE WAIVER FORM must be signed before leaving MDC admissions

Water Rec Rules: Public vehicle access to the beach area is not permitted. Guests are welcome to take the shuttle, hike or bike, or take an ATV into the beach area on the designated trail. MDC strongly recommends that all persons accessing the lake at Redhead should wear a lifejacket at all times. There is no lifeguard on duty at the beach, recreate at your own risk. 

Shuttle: Shuttle service into the park will begin Thursday, August 26th and resume as weather permits. The shuttle will be available to the public three days a week Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Runs will take place every hour on the hour from 10:00am-4:00pm. The last run will take place from 3pm-4pm each day the shuttle operates. All guests must be ready for pick up at beach at 4pm. The shuttle service will also offer rides in between those times whenever possible. The shuttle can haul kayak and canoe rentals as well as personal gear, bikes, and up to 12 passengers at a time.