Canoe/Kayak Storage Rack

If you're looking for an easy way to enjoy Chanhassen's beautiful lakes, there are canoe/kayak racks available for rent at Lake Ann Park and Carver Beach Park on Lotus Lake.  Canoes/kayaks may be placed on the rack after the lottery in April and must be removed by October 31 (depending on ice conditions).

*Note: all watercraft must be registered with the State of Minnesota if required by state law.

All watercraft racks are assigned  to Chanhassen residents on a lottery basis.  The lottery will be held Wednesday, April 7 for the 2021 season.  Beginning April 8, non-Chanhassen residents may apply and will be considered depending on availability.

Please send your completed application and payment to:

City of Chanhassen
Attn: Mitchell Czech
PO Box 147
Chanhassen, MN 55317


Location Number of Spots
Lake Ann Beach
1456 W 7th Street
18 spots
Carver Beach
6891 Lotus Trail
6 spots

Rental Fees

2021 Season
Chanhassen Residents
Non-Chanhassen Residents


  • Identification on the watercraft must be stated on the rental application, including brand name, color, length, and Minnesota state watercraft registration number if required.
  • The City of Chanhassen will recognize only the person whose signature appears on the application as being the responsible holder of the canoe/kayak space. At no time may this individual sub-lease the use of the rented storage space.
  • Watercraft should not exceed the following dimensions:
    • 20' in length, 36" in width, and 20" in depth

Security & Liability:

  • Renters assume all risks to persons and/or property. The City of Chanhassen is not liable for any injury, damage, or loss that may occur, including vandalism, theft, and/or weather.
  • Renters are responsible for providing their own locking devices and watercraft should be secured on both ends of the watercraft.


  • No winter storage allowed.
  • ALL canoes/kayaks must be removed by November 1.
  • Canoes/kayaks left on the storage racks after November 1 may be impounded. A service charge of $50 will be required for owners to reclaim their watercraft.

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