Watercraft Picnic Package Rental

Adventure Missoula offers a Watercraft Picnic Package Rental for visitors and locals. The rental can be enjoyed at Frenchtown Pond State Park, where we drop off and pick up your rental items.

This watercraft picnic package rental is primarily for families to enjoy a specialty, behind the scenes, local pond. This unique, just outside of Missoula state park, offers visitors and Missoula locals a fun way to enjoy a view of the surrounding mountains while picnicking and paddling on the pond. This rental is a great way for young children to have some water time without the river current. For locals, it’s a great relax addition to outings with visiting relatives. For those traveling or local residents without watercrafts, the rental is a great option to diversify summer activities in Missoula or try out equipment.

Adventure Missoula offers single and tandem kayaks, stand up paddleboards, chairs, a cooler, and towels to take a day off from travels or enjoy as a local person at our Missoula Valley flat water pond, Frenchtown Pond State Park. The rental is offered as a package.

Frenchtown Pond State Park is an urban park – rural ranch community setting mixture. Frenchtown pond has a few small beaches, a walkway that circles the 18 acre pond. The I-90 interstate is parallel to the park. The state park features flush toilets, picnic tables, barbecues, a playground, small dock, and lawn areas. It serves as a venue for Frenchtown and West Missoula families to gather, paddle, fish, and enjoy the scenic pond and Frenchtown Valley vista.

Residents with registered vehicles are free to enter. Non residents have a day-use fee. Check out hours and fees HERE.

Frenchtown State Pond is located 15 minutes West of Missoula. It is a place – based unique Western Montana experience activity for families with small children that want to allow their children to play without a current of the river. Adventure Missoula offers a full service Watercraft Picnic Rental Package that features the following options during checkout. We handle drop off and pick up at your time chosen between the hours of 9am-6pm June through September.

One Day Watercraft Picnic Package Rental

  • Online Reservations, waivers, check out, and payments
  • Delivery and Pick Up of rental items
  • Towel laundering, Cooler Life Jacket, and Watercraft Cleaning
  • 4 Watercraft Items and Paddles, Life Jackets, One Cooler, 4 Towels and Beach Mat, 4 Chairs

Inventory available per rental:

2 Tandem Inflatable Kayak (accommodates 2 people)
2 Single Inflatable Kayaks
2 Stand Up Paddleboards

Weight limits: Single Kayaks: #275lbs limit, Tandems: combined #500lb limit, SUPs: #250lb limit

Renters will need to pack their own: ice, food, drinks, and anything else you want for your picnic/pond day. Money for State Park Entrance Fee

One Day Watercraft Picnic Package Rental $250

We reserve the right to cancel a raft rental due to unanticipated pond or weather conditions. We will also cancel your reservation if we suspect inebriation or incompetence without refund.

Rental Policy  Advance reservations required to ensure available equipment for you and others and allow prior staff planning.  Cancellations outside of 72 hours will receive a full refund. Reservations cancelled within 72 hours forfeit a refund.  A rental agreement and waiver form must be completed in advance of the trip.  A rental damage/stolen deposit will be held via credit card authorization until the equipment is returned at the end of the day.

Raft Rental Time Period When you rent your package from us, we’ll drop it off anytime in the morning determined in your reservation, you must be present. Rental periods must end by 6pm. This allows our staff to end their day by 7-8pm. Late fees are assessed at $75/hour. Frenchtown Pond State Park is a day use area.

Responsibility Please note that the renter is responsible for the replacement cost of damaged, stolen, or lost gear. The renter is also responsible for repair costs incurred for mistreated gear at $65/hour plus supplies.


River Rental Options and Guided Watercraft River Trips

Have you navigated a Class I and II scenic river raft trip before and want to bring your family down the river on your own? We offer rafts for rent for locals and visitors that have watercraft add-ons available.

If you have Class III whitewater experience, Adventure Missoula is located at the Alberton Gorge Recreation Area and we facilitate full service raft rentals daily on the Clark Fork River, Missoula’s home river.

Guided Kayak Adventures and Guided Flotilla Trips on the river are also great options for you to enjoy a river trip without all the planning, shuttling, and packing. It provides a private, intimate experience in nature.

Family Flotillas include: Life Jackets (pfd’s), wetsuits if needed for comfort, splash jackets, helmets, water shoes, guide, kayak and stand up paddle board add-ons, paddles, dry bags, water shooters, transportation from river and back to our private parking lot. This private family adventure includes a locally sourced, homemade lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce grown on site when possible.

Kayak Adventures Inflatable Kayaks, also known as IKs or “Duckies,” are a great way to enjoy a scenic floating trip on the Clark Fork. You get to guide your own craft while following one of our guides down the river for this Montana kayak trip.