City of Galena

Canoe/Kayak Storage Rental Rules & Agreement

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Watercraft Information
Waiver of Liability

Make your summer paddling a breeze by storing your canoe, kayak or paddleboard within easy access of the east side Galena Boat Launch.  Storage is located under the Highway 20 bridge and is available for residents with a Galena address.  Storage is not available for commercial entities.   

Storage costs (tax included):  $100 per year

Storage racks are outdoors, on the east side of the river, and under the Highway 20 bridge. The annual storage period begins each year on May 1 and ends on April 30 of the following year.  

How to obtain a storage rack spot for your canoe or kayak:

1. Choose the space where you are interested in storing your watercraft(s).  Each space on the racks is numbered.  

2. If space(s) is available, you can rent the storage space.   

3. If the desired space is not available or the racks are full, you may be put on a waiting list.  

4. To purchase the permit storage sticker, you must bring proof of residency to Galena City Hall, 101 Green Street; office hours are Monday ‐ Friday, 8:00a.m. ‐ 4:30p.m.

5. Sign rental agreement with waiver of liability.

6. Pay the annual storage fee in full to obtain the permit storage sticker.

7. Place the permit sticker on your watercraft on the port side where it will be visible for inspection.

8. Place your watercraft in your assigned space on the boat storage rack with the permit sticker visible.

Watercraft storage rack rules:

1. Watercraft must not exceed 80 pounds, 16 feet in length, 36 inches in width or 20 inches in height.

2. Items stored in the storage area are limited to watercraft only.  No unauthorized personal property is to be stored on the premises.

3. Only one watercraft is allowed in each space.

4. Premises are to be left in original condition upon termination of permit period.

5. Permit must be visible at all times.

6. Watercraft must be fully contained within the designated space.

7. The City of Galena reserves the right to cut any lock and remove any watercraft, under any condition it deems necessary for the function of the boat storage program.

8. Watercraft must be secured to the boat storage rack.  Owner accepts all liability for theft or damage to their property.

If you believe your watercraft has been stolen or removed by City staff: Call Galena City Hall at 815‐777‐1050.

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