Wingra Boats

Madison, Wisconsin

Wingra Boathouse

About Wingra Boats

Wingra Boats has enjoyed providing the Madison community with fun, safe, and inexpensive outdoor entertainment since the 1950s.

We have grown from a couple of canoes to a rental fleet of over 100 boats of all types since then. We now rent canoes, kayaks, rowboats, paddle boats, stand up paddle boards, a multi person SUP, watermat and fishing poles. Wingra Boats provides several additional services to make accessing beautiful Lake Wingra easier - we offer memberships, private dockage, boat repair, and party & event hosting.


Wingra Boathouse

Wingra Boathouse

Rainbow over Lake Wingra

Rainbow over Lake Wingra

Watermat fun for up to 12 children or 6 adults!

Watermat fun for up to 12 children or 6 adults!

Mega SUP -  6 adults or 8 kids can paddle together, our staff showing how it's done!

Mega SUP - 6 adults or 8 kids can paddle together, our staff showing how it's done!



Preseason Canoe

Escape to the Lake with a Canoe Rental at Wingra Boats


Private Party: Camp Area

From 15-150 people there is no better place to host a group or party than Wingra Boats’ Camp Area.

Private Party: Grill Area

Wingra's Grill area is perfect for groups up to 25, With a 12x12 pergola, use of our propane grill and utensils, two serving tables, four picnic tables, and a couple outdoor games to add to the fun - reserve this area an...

Mega SUP

Reserve this HUGE SUP for two or more hours. It is a great way to get out on the water with family or friends. It can comfortably fit up to 6 adults, or 8 kids. It comes with life jackets and paddles for everyone.


Reserve our watermat for two or more hours, and you won't regret it. This large floating mat can hold up to 6 adults or 12 kids.

Terms & Conditions

The watermat can fit up to 12 kids. Everyone on the watermat must wear a life jacket at all times. Failure to do so, can result in limitations to future reservations. For minors, a parent must be present, on the watermat or on the shore at all times during the rental. It is the responsibility of the renter to take the water mat out into the middle of the lake, and return it to the dock. (Our staff can occasionally help you pull the watermat out - but we cannot guarantee this service.)

Mega Sup:
The mega sup can fit up to 6 adults, or 8 kids. It is the responsibility of the renter(s) to bring the mega SUP back. If needed to be pulled back by Wingra staff, a $50 rescue fee will be charged. If paddles are lost, there is an extra fee.

Grill Picnic Area:
The grill/picnic area includes picnic tables, a grill with propane, grilling tools and the gazebo area reserved. If you plan to have more than 20 people at your event, a special reservation will need to be made. Special reservations need to be made. Please follow this link: Wingra Large Groups.

Failure to make a special reservation will result in an extra fee. Alcohol is allowed in the park, however, no glass in the boat house/park area. Please note that if you are serving alcohol, we may have to limit your access to boat rentals.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations made 24 hours prior to the reservation will receive a full refund. Canceling within the 12 hour window of the rental will result in a 20% cancellation fee.

Weather Policy: Wingra Boats staff have the ability to cancel your reservation due to weather. We will do our best to let you know ahead of time, if we plan to cancel your reservation, however, sometimes due to unforeseen weather a decision will be made at the same time as the reservation. If we cancel due to weather, then a full refund will be issued or a rain date will be selected.

Waivers: Waivers will need to be signed for watermat and mega sup. If the adult present does not feel comfortable signing the waiver for all kids present, then we recommend having each child come with a one-time minor waiver (which can be found on just below rental prices)