Notice:  We will be closed Oct. 1,2,3 and Oct. 8,9,10 because ACL makes our business inaccessible.  Out main parking lot will be closed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 27 because of ACL related building.

Because there was more than an hour wait to pay this weekend, we will only be taking cash, from 12 p.m. until closing on weekends and holidays.
Goggle 2101 Andrew Zilker Road, 78746, before you call for directions!
Rates Per Boat: $18.00/Hour, $54.00 All Day for canoes, kayaks and SUPs.   We take cash or credit cards but no personal checks.  We have an ATM on site.    We do not take reservations.  Hours:  (Weather permitting)
Weekends: 9 A.M. until dusk*
Weekdays: 9 A.M. until dusk*Now open 7 days a week, year round, weather permitting.*Actually, we want all the boats locked up and employees out of the park by dusk for safety reasons. "Dusk" is relative to the seasons and Daylight Savings Time.  Our last boat goes out one hour before sunset (check the internet for this).

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Please call before coming down to make sure that we are open when the weather is questionable.  (512) 478-3852.

Please check the Frequently Asked Questions button for additional information.

Load limits for canoes:  Three adults, or two adults and two small children. Dogs are welcome although we do not provide life jackets for them. We do not take reservations.

Picture ID required for rental.

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Zilker Park Boat Rentals was established in 1969, shortly after Howard Barnett drove across the Lamar Street bridge and noticed the beauty and serenity of Town Lake (now Lady Bird Lake). He wanted to share that beauty with the town he loved, so he opened a canoe rental, "Town Lake's" first boat rental, on the banks of a Barton Creek, just downstream from Barton Springs Swimming Pool.He and his wife, Dorothy, and their four-year-old daughter rented out their nine canoes on weekends while Howard worked for the Texas Park and Wildlife Department.
Together they built the business to the environmentally friendly and family oriented establishment that it is today. With over 160 canoes, kayaks  and stand up paddle boards at reasonable prices, Zilker Park Boat Rentals is the perfect place to bring friends and family to enjoy a relaxing outing on the water.