Spring Mill State Park Lake

There is no swimming in Spring Mill Lake.  However, you can rent boats (in season) or bring your own to explore the lake.

Boat Rentals

Spring Mill State Park has a limited number of kayaks, canoes, rowboats and paddleboats available for rent on a first come-first served basis – no reservations.  No refunds for early returns.  Last boat goes out at 3 pm – all boats in by 4 pm.

  • Kayaks $8 per hour plus tax

    $20 per day (plus tax) for all day rental - no all day rental on holidays

  • Canoes & Rowboats $5 per hour plus tax

    $20 per day (plus tax) for all day rental - no all day rental on holidays

  • Paddleboats $8 per hour plus tax

    No all day rentals

Hours of Operation

Open Daily 10 am – 4 pm *

* Hours of operation may be shortened in late summer when the student workers return to school.

Open Seasonally

Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend *

* Season may end before Labor Day Weekend due to student workers returning to school.

Boat Ramp

There is a small concrete boat ramp on Spring Mill Lake, so you may bring your own canoe, kayak, or other non-motorized watercraft to enjoy the lake.  Motorized boats are limited to those with electric trolling motors powered by no more than two 12-volt batteries.

A lake permit is required for all privately-owned boats utilizing Spring Mill Lake.  Purchase a lake permit online at Mother Nature’s Mercantile.