Boat Rentals

Stark Parks maintains the Sippo Lake Marina in Perry Township and the Walborn Reservoir Marina on Price St. north of Alliance. Boat rentals, live bait, tackle, and food are available from May to October. Accessible fishing piers are within close distance of each marina.  Cash and major credit cards are accepted.

Bringing your own boat is cool, just read over the regulations beforehand. 

Special events might restrict access or boat availability at times.  We recommend checking the Park and Trail Alerts before your trip!

Pedal boats docked at Sippo Lake Marina

Preparing for Your Visit

  • Wear clothing and shoes that you don’t mind being wet with lake water. You will get wet!
  • Consider bringing a change of clothes
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring a zip lock bag(s) to store wallets and other valuables that could be damaged by water
  • Do not leave valuable items loose inside the boat, canoe, or kayak.  Car keys and cell phones sink if they are not in a bag that will float
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Begin your excursion by rowing into the wind so it will be at your back when returning to the marina
  • In the event of lightning, no boats will be allowed on the water. All boats on the water must come to shore immediately
  • Must be 16 years old to rent canoe, kayak, row boat, or pedal boat and 18 years old to rent motor boat
  • A minor will be permitted to operate a canoe or kayak, if an adults is in a vessel within thirty feet at all times and there is one adult for every two children under the age of 12
  • Maximum weight capacities are 275 lbs. for kayaks, 475 lbs. for tandem kayaks, 4 people or 830 lbs. for pedal boats, 3 people or 426 lbs. for motor and row boats, and 230 lbs. for 10 foot paddleboards and 350 lbs. for 11 foot paddleboards.  Weight limits will be strictly enforced

Marina Hours*

Beginning May 1

Monday - Thursday : 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (All boats off the water by 6 p.m.)
Friday - Sunday : 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. (All boats off the water by 7 p.m.)

Extended Hours
(Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend) 

Monday - Thursday : 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. (All boats off the water by 7 p.m.)
Friday - Sunday : 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. (All boats off the water by 8 p.m.)

Labor Day through first weekend in October

Monday - Sunday : 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (All boats off the water by 6 p.m.)

*Weather Permitting
**All rented boats must be returned one hour before the close of the marina.  

Rentals Regulations

  • Driver’s license and refundable deposit are required for all boat rentals to cover damage or loss of equipment
  • Minimum rental time is 1/2 hour
  • Rental rates are calculated to the 1/2 hour
  • All persons using park boats must wear a personal flotation device (provided), regardless of age
  • No alcoholic beverages permitted
  • $10 late fee charged if returned after scheduled rental time


Boat Rental Rates

 Mon - ThursFri, Sat, Sun & HolidaysDeposit
Boat Type/AgeStark County Residents Hourly RateOut-of-County Residents Hourly RateStark County Residents Hourly RateOut-of-County Residents Hourly Rate 
Boat w/Motor (18+)$10$13$13$15$50
Row Boat (16+)$5$7$7$9$20
Canoes (16+)$5$7$7$9$20
Kayaks (16+)$6$8$8$10$20
Tandem Kayak (16+) *Available at Walborn Resevoir only$10$14$14$18$20
Pedal Boats (16+) *Available at Sippo Lake only$7$9$9$11$20
Stand Up Paddle Boards (16+)$9$11$11$13$20


Pontoon Boat on Sippo Lake

Group and Family Rides

Group and family pontoon rides at the accessible Sippo Lake and Walborn Reservoir Marinas are available by reservation from May through September. Rides can be scheduled at least two weeks in advance in one hour increments, with a maximum of two hours. The cost of a pontoon ride is $40 per hour with a limit of seven riders.

All riders are required to wear a provided personal flotation device (PFD).

Pontoon Boat Riders waving

Free! Weekly Sunset Cruises

Join a Stark Parks volunteer boat captain for a beautiful pontoon sunset cruise. Up to seven passengers per cruise.
Limited to families and individuals. Reservations are required. 

Sippo Lake Marina
Tuesdays, June – August 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Walborn Reservoir 
Thursdays, June – August 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

For pontoon reservations, please call 330.409.8096.