Lake Mendota has been a hotspot for outdoor recreation since the 1800s. With calm cool waters and a breathtaking view of the state Capitol, it’s a perfect place to spend a summer or early fall afternoon. Marshall Boats, Board & Boat Rentals in Middleton has everything you need to get on the water. Here’s a quick overview on what they offer.


Summer hours: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

Falls hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Pontoon boat rentals

Spend an hour or the whole day on one of Marshall’s 12-person pontoon boats. They’ll provide gas and basic instruction to get you on the lake. Captains are also available.

Stand-up paddleboard rentals

Marshall has a board waiting for you. The calm waters of Mendota are ideal for this relaxing pastime.

Canoe and kayak rentals

Marshall has plenty of paddling rental options, including canoes, solo canoes, kayaks and double kayaks. Get fitted for a life jacket and you’ll be on your way!

Paddleboat rentals

A classic way to explore the lake is in a paddleboat. They are fun to use because they are so easy to operate–just pedal and go!

Lakeside patio

Marshall has a rooftop patio that’s the perfect place for lakeside relaxation. It’s reservable for groups and can accommodate more than 50 people.

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