If you're looking for a Glacier National Park kayak rental, look no further than this East Glacier kayak rental service. This location in East Glacier provides a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful waters of Lower Two Medicine Lake or other nearby lakes and streams to escape the crowds on your very own kayak.
We offer single and tandem kayaks to suit your needs, whether you're looking for a solo mission or fun with the family. Pickup your kayak at our location in East Glacier or have it delivered to your destination on the east side of the park. Create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on an unforgettable adventure – visit East Glacier for your Glacier Park kayak rental needs.
- Pickup - Kayaks will be picked up in East Glacier. Kayaks fit in the bed of a truck or we can help you strap them to the roof of your vehicle with pads.
- Delivery - You may request a drop-off and pick-up service for boat transportation to areas in the east side of Glacier National Park, within close proximity of East Glacier Park Village (separate fees apply, contact us for details).
- Inspection - All boats going into waters in the East Glacier and surrounding area and require a watercraft invasive species inspection for $10. This will be completed prior to your arrival, you simply pay the fee in the "Add-On Section of checkout"
- Local Recreation/Conservation Permits - are required to recreate in the East Glacier area. It costs $20/person for a year long permit which may be purchased online.
- Kayaking Inside Glacier Boundary - Bringing in outside boats to Two Medicine Lake within Glacier Park boundaries is prohibited at this time. We recommend accessing Lower Two Medicine Lake which does not require park entry, vehicle reservations and is actually partially in Glacier Park at the North End!
$10 Invasive Species Inspection Fee (Option to pay during checkout)
Kayak Delivery/Pickup (optional for a fee)
Blackfeet Recreation Permit $20/person (good for 1 year)
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is a "full-day" kayak or stand up paddle board rental?
Full-day rentals are 8-hours long while a half-day rental is 4-hours long. Kayaks and stand-up-paddle boards must be back before 5PM.
What is the inspection fee?
Before launching any watercraft within Glacier National Park, it is mandatory to undergo an inspection for aquatic invasive species (AIS) near the boat put in. The purpose of this inspection is to prevent the spread of these harmful non-native species, which can cause significant damage to the native aquatic ecosystems. These inspections help preserve the natural beauty and ecological balance of the park so visitors can fully enjoy their time on the pristine waters of Glacier National Park.
Where are some of the best places to go kayaking near East Glacier?
East Glacier, Montana is located near several beautiful bodies of water that offer excellent kayaking or SUPing opportunities. Here are some of the best places to go kayaking near East Glacier: 1) Lower Two Medicine Lake: This stunning lake is located on the border of Glacier National Park and is perfect for kayaking. The lake is surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery and is a popular spot for paddling, camping, and hiking. It was fewer crowds than Two Medicine Lake and does not require a Park Entry Ticket or Vehicle Reservation 2) St. Mary Lake: Another beautiful lake located in Glacier National Park, St. Mary Lake is a great place to explore by kayak. The quiet water of lower St. Mary Lake makes for great SUPing. 3) Swiftcurrent Lake: This smaller lake is located in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park and is perfect for kayaking. The lake is surrounded by dense forest and offers stunning views of Mount Grinnell. Make sure to check Park boat regulations in advance.
What is the Blackfeet Recreation Permit and where it it required?
This permit is required for any recreating (i.e. hiking, biking, paddling, etc.) around East Glacier, Lower St. Mary's or other lands that are a part of the Blackfeet Lands, outside of the Glacier Park boundary to the east of Glacier Park. A $20 permit provides access for 1 full year and may be purchased at https://blackfeet.nagfa.net/online/
There is no minimum age to participate in this tour.
Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.
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