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 typically available from May through September. 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!

Preparing for Your Visit

  • Must be 18 years old to rent a boat or have parent/guardian sign waiver form in person at marina
  • Wear clothing and shoes that you don’t mind being wet with lake water. You will get wet!
  • Consider bringing a change of clothes and 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
  • A minor will be permitted to operate a canoe or kayak, if an adult 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

2024 Boat Rental Season

Open Weekends Only (Saturday and Sundays) May 4 to May 19, 2024
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Extended Hours, May 25 - Sept. 2, 2024: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Open weekends (Saturday and Sundays) only through Sept. 22, 2024: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*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


2024 Boat Rental Hourly Rates

25% discount offered to seniors (65 and over with ID) and military or veterans (with ID) for watercraft rentals only.  Pontoon boat or any additional charges not included.  Discounts only apply for personal use.


Pontoon Boat on Sippo LakeGroup 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 $50 per hour with a limit of eight riders.

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

Open Pontoon Boat Rides

Join a Stark Parks boat captain for a beautiful pontoon cruise around Sippo Lake. Up to eight passengers per cruise.
Limited to families and individuals.  First come, first-served.  Advance registration is not necessary.  ADA Accessible

May 25 through Sept. 7, 2024
Saturdays, Noon to 6 p.m.

$10 for adults (ages 12 and up).  $5 for kids under 12.  Free under 2 years of age.