Boat Rentals

Marinas at Sippo Lake Park and Walborn Reservoir are open: Fridays from 4  - 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays — 9 a.m. to  9 p.m.

Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 6) 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

AFTER Labor Day hours adjust to:  Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m.  Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*Weather permitting.  All rentals need to be off the water a half hour prior to closing time.  Marinas will close for the season on September 26, 2021.  Boat rentals are first-come, first-served.  No advance registration is needed.   

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

2021 Boat Rental Hours

4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays and Labor Day (Sept. 6)
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sept. 10, 17, 24
4 to 8 p.m.

Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Saturdays and Sundays
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*Weather permitting.  End times above represent when rental boats should be returned.  

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+)
*Available at Walborn Reservoir only
Row Boat (16+)$10$12$10$12$20
Canoes (16+)$10$12$15$17$20
Kayaks (16+)$10$12$15$17$20
Tandem Kayak (16+) $15$17$20$22$20
Pedal Boats (16+) *Available at Sippo Lake only$10$12$15$17$20
Stand Up Paddle Boards (16+)$10$12$15$17$20