On the River


Moorhead Parks & Recreation and River Keepers have partnered to offer the following activities.

Canoe and Kayak RentalsCanoe and Kayak Rentals

August 4-27
$10/hour, per vessel

Tuesdays      6-8 pm
Saturdays    1-6 pm
Sundays       1-6 pm

Vessels are rented on a first come, first served basis, for use at the Hjemkomst Landing only.

Group Paddling Rentals

To rent 5 or more vessels:

- Minimum of 2 hours or a $100 minimum rental fee.
- Reservations are not available during regularly scheduled rental hours (see above).
- Reservations must be made at least 7 business days in advance by calling 218.299.5296.
- All group paddling rentals are scheduled dependent on staff availability.


River Paddling Excursions

All skill levels are invited! Each session begins at 6 pm at the Hjemkomst landing with basics of canoeing and kayaking. Please arrive at 5:30 pm. Vessels are available on a first come, first served basis.

August 21: Aviary Expedition, hosted by Fargo-Moorhead Audubon
*Please Note: All canoes and kayaks have been reserved for this excursion. Registration is still available to those providing their own vessel.

The cost is $15 per person, for canoe/kayak rental OR $10 per person, if providing your own vessel
Children 5 years and under are free.

Registration Form

River Paddling Excursions 



September 9 (Makeup date: September 10)
5:30 pm

Participants MUST be comfortable in a canoe and willing to get wet and dirty. Contact Kim at kimberly@riverkeepers.org or 701.235.2895 for more information.


Adopt the Red

Volunteer in May-June and/or September-October to pick up litter along river corridors (10 river zones to adopt).
Adopt the Red Agreement
Adopt The Red Map

For more city beautification information, visit the Volunteer section of our website.


Shore FishingBoat Launches and Shore Fishing

M.B. Johnson Park Launch
Convent Landing (North of Riverview Place)
Dike East Launch

Cast your line on the Red! Enjoy shore fishing at Gooseberry Park, Viking Ship Park, Riverfront Park, Memorial Park, North Dam, River Oaks Park - South Dam, and M.B. Johnson Park (boat ramp available).



Gooseberry-BridgePedestrian Bridges

Gooseberry Park to Lindenwood Park
100 22nd Ave S

Davy/Memorial Park to Oak Grove Park
210 8th St S

Woodlawn Park to Dike East
400 Woodlawn Drive

Bridge Status


River Corridor Plan

In 2014, Moorhead adopted the River Corridor Plan; envisioning a continuous trail along the Red River, this path will ultimately run through Moorhead, connecting M.B. Johnson Park in the north to the Bluestem Center for the Arts in the south. The plan involves adding several new amenities along the way, including natural resource rehabilitation, interpretation, and playful trailhead park amenities. To obtain these goals, the City has applied and been awarded numerous grants to help fund installation of the trail. Continued grant application is still in process to fully complete this plan. For more information and spotlight projects, visit the River Corridor section of the City website.