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Paddle On

Explore North Dakota

We are open at Harmon Lake for the 2021 Season!
Fitness classes are starting June 3rd (learn more)!

North Dakota is beautiful! Much of this beauty is in our natural resources --our rivers and lakes and their natural state-of-being.

Paddle On is a Bismarck - Mandan kayak rental outfit renting a variety of light watercraft.  We offer a way to experience the beauty of North Dakota's waterways in a way that leaves a very light environmental footprint -- kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and canoeing.

Day-long floats, overnight trips, or even just an hour or two on the local Bismarck/Mandan waters. Try our SUP rentals, kayak rentals (singles and tandems), and canoe rentals

Harmon Lake

Paddle On has a permanent (seasonal) rental site at Harmon Lake! Harmon Lake is a beautiful recreation area eight miles north of Mandan on Highway 1806. It has much to offer and we are excited to be a part of it. Awesome camping available, plenty of wildlife and fishing, a great biking trail, and perfect paddling opportunities. Beginning in June, weekly water-fitness and SUP yoga classes are offered.

Google Map of Harmon Lake view map
Rent megaboards SUPS at Harmon Lake Recreation Area.

Heart River

The Heart River west of Mandan is a beautiful trip through scenic countryside and river valleys. There are a few different ideal spots to start and end your floats.

view map of Heart River
Arrange a group float with us.  The Heart River has great trips.


Contact us for float planning assistance.

See our resources page for helpful trip-planning links.

Relaxing Kayak rental Missouri River.

Missouri River

The Missouri River in Central North Dakota offers numerous day-trips, overnight and multi-day adventures.

Canoes packed for camping on a Missouri river trip.


We invite you to explore and experience the serenity and unmatched beauty of many miles of the Missouri River, small rivers, and lakes. With all the water resources available in North Dakota, many of which are within a few minutes' drive, it is something everyone should try!

We can also help you plan your trips !

  • SUPs

    The stand up paddle board can be as challenging as you make it - from yoga at Harmon Lake to an overnight trip on the Missouri. We now also have MEGA boards!

  • Canoes

    Bringing stuff? Our 17ft Canoes can pack ALOT of gear! They can also fit 2 adults or a few kids.

  • Kayaks

    Kayaks glide through the water with ease. More maneuverable than canoes, they also have some space to stow gear.

  • Tandem Kayaks

    Kayak with a friend... do less work! Paddling is much easier in a tandem. Fits 2 people plus some of your stuff.


The water awaits.

Pick-up and Limited Delivery Available

Delivery services are limited. You can call to check with us, and weather permitting, we can sometimes accomodate you. All rentals require the signing of our waiver.

Ph: (Jeff)

delivery of kayaks in Bismarck and Mandan