On the River


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

Canoe and Kayak RentalsCanoe and Kayak Rentals

June 29-August 27
Hjemkomst Landing

$10.00/hour, per vessel

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

All vessels are rented on a first come, first served basis. Vessel rental is 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.

CANCELLED June 26: Animals and Habitats, hosted by Nicole Lee

July 17: History of the Red River, hosted by the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
August 21: Aviary Expedition, hosted by Fargo-Moorhead Audubon

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

Since approval of the River Corridor Plan in May of 2014, there have been numerous projects that have been completed or are underway along the River Corridor. Projects in 2018 include:
  • Replacement of pedestrian bridge crossing the Red River between Memorial Park in Moorhead and Oak Grove Park in Fargo
  • Bike Repair Stations at M.B. Johnson and Gooseberry Parks provided by Fargo-Moorhead Rotary PM Club.
  • M.B. Johnson Park Projects: fish cleaning station, interpretive signs and bike/pedestrian bridge over Snakey Creek
  • River Corridor Trails Map (subject to change)
  • Urban Woods and Prairies Initiative - Audubon Dakota - Moorhead UW&PI Sites
  • Gooseberry off-road trails courtesy of FM Trailbuilders
  • Adopt the Red Volunteer Program
  • Canoe and Kayak Rentals
  • Collaboration with River Keepers, including: canoe/kayak rentals, paddling excursions, Storm Drain Marking Program, Red River Water Festival, adopt programs, community education and outreach events, tree plantings, and downtown and on-the-water litter pick up