Numerous ecological regulations impact our fish, yet few volunteers are interested in doing the hard work of registering them to vote. Canvass your local waterways with today's Groupon to Clear Waters Outfitting Company, located in Clearwater. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get a two-person canoe rental for a trip down the Wild and Scenic–designated stretch of the Mississippi River (up to a $45 value).
- For $35, you get a two single kayak rentals for a trip down the Wild and Scenic–designated stretch of the Mississippi River (up to a $70 value).
Clear Waters Outfitting Company launches paddle-powered day trips through a Department of Natural Resources–protected area 8-mile stretch of the Mississippi River between St. Cloud and Monticello. Dip a paddle into the placid Mississippi as your bobbing vessel glides through a scenic, remote, and wildlife-filled area, boasting a bounty of sandbars, great fishing, and shallow, clean water. You and your partner can row in harmony in two rotomolded solo kayaks, or jockey for position in a two-seated Wenonah Royalex canoe. Eagles, blue herons, egrets, hawks, and pelicans flutter about the area, as this portion of the river is a major migratory corridor and a popular gossip hangout for teenage avians.
The secluded, quiet area fosters an idyllic retreat for human-powered schooners, as the waterway's rocky bottom discourages many motorboaters and simultaneously encouraging surfing mountain goats. The 8-mile sojourn drops river runners off in Clearwater, before picking them up two to five hours later at Snuffy's Landing. Both of today's deal options include boat and paddle rental, life jackets, and shuttle service.
Extended day and overnight outings are available for an upgrade, upon request.
Clear Waters Outfitting Company
Outdoor enthusiasts Dan and Sandra Meer equip adventurers with canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards to explore lakes and rivers close to the twin cities. “One group we sent out on just a two- or three-hour trip counted 12 eagles,” Dan says, marveling at the myriad wild turkeys, muskrats, and deer that often congregate along the protected waterway to gossip about bald eagles’ unconvincing hair plugs. Gleaming schools of small-mouth bass lure fishermen to the rippling waters, and plentiful sandbars and shallow depths also beckon younger explorers. “We want to get kids involved,” says Dan—himself a former Boy Scout and now the father of two more Scouts. “Get them away from their screens.”
He and his wife entice those youths, and older adventurers as well, with day trips in canoes and kayaks whose hulls are made in nearby Wenonah. For overnight jaunts down the river, the couple rents both vessels and camping gear, and at their store—housed in an old creamery building on the riverbank—they sell new and used canoes and kayaks to dedicated paddlers who know the river so well they can fall asleep while swimming across it.
100 Pine St.
Clearwater, Minnesota 55320Get Directions