Seven Oaks is located in Boone, Iowa - a quick
drive from Ames, Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale,
Seven Oaks is the place to canoe, kayak and river tube in Iowa!
Seven Oaks invites you to experience the beauty of the scenic Des Moines river valley. On a quiet afternoon you will see animals on the river banks, birds flying overhead, wild flowers growing in the wooded bluffs and a bald eagles nest just past the Kate Shelly High Bridge.
Before you make a reservation for one of our river floats please visit our Important Summer Fun Information Guide. This will help you plan for the trip.
Call 515-432-9457 or make your canoe, kayak, or river tube reservation online.
Drinks, ice, candy bars, t-shirts, can koozies, wet/dry bags & other “oh, I forgot” items are available on site.
Canoe/Kayak Terms of Service
Canoes and kayak will not be rented to persons 15 years of age and younger without adult supervision. Persons aged 16 and 17 must have a parent/guardian indemnification signature on the rental agreement. All participants must sign a rental/indemnification agreement. You may print the agreement to obtain required signatures prior to arrival.
Drinking alcohol increases your risks of drowning!
In the event of heavy rains or high water as determined by Seven Oaks, rain checks will be issued.
We charge for all lost or damaged equipment. Damaged equipment caused by abuse or carelessness is your responsibility; we do expect normal wear and tear.
A retrieval fee of $25.00 will be charged for canoes and kayaks abandoned or lodged.
A late fee of $5.00 per person per quarter hour is charged after the designated “off the river” time.
Glass containers and Styrofoam not allowed on river floats.
Seven Oaks does not recommend tying together canoes, kayaks or river tubes. For safety reasons, Seven Oaks will not supply ropes/twine.
Seven Oaks Recreation