No trip is complete with out the proper equipment. We provide you with the necessary equipment to find and catch the best fish.

Boat Rentals

Boat Type Daily Rate Hourly Rate Minimum Charge
Paddle Boat   $15.00 **

16 foot aluminum fishing boat  with motor

$75.00 + tax

$55.00 + tax (half day)

Electric Trolling motor with Battery $40.00 + tax NONE  
Canoe or Kayak rentals (Available for use on Merritt Reservoir Only)*** $25.00 1/2 day = 5 hrs. or less or $35.00 full day    
* w/ trailer add $15.00
** renter responsible for paying for gas
Note: A $10.00 deposit is required to reserve canoes, kayaks or peddleboats. If we deem conditions unsuitable for safe boating your deposit will be refunded.

Additional Rental Equipment

Item Type Price
Ice Augers $20.00/day
Fish Locators(Only 1) $20.00/day
Fish Freezing $.25/lb.
Life Jackets ($5.00 deposit) $3.00/day
Aqua Vu ($50.00 deposit) $20.00/day

$25.00 boat rental reservation is required that is nonrefundable if you do not honor your reservation.  Boat deposits will be credited toward your boat rental bill provided there is no damage to the equipment.  All rates on rental boats include life jackets and anchors  All rental boats must be returned 1 hour before sunset each day.  All minimums are subject to weather changes such as high winds and severe storms.

Boat & Camper Storage Rates

Time Description Rate
Annual May 1 through October 1 for boat or camper $150.00
Annual May 1 through October 1 combination boat AND camper $250.00
Monthly Boat or Camper $50.00
Monthly Combination boat and camper $75.00
Daily Boat or camper $2.00
Daily Combination boat and camper $3.00

Guests staying in a cabin may store a boat or camper at no additional charge while staying with us.

These are the same rates since 1999.

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Merritt Trading Post Resort

88337 State Hwy 97
Valentine, NE 69201
Trading Post (402) 376-3437
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Fax (402) 376-5934