Choose Between Two Options
- $199 for a three-day local canoe trip for two ($398 value)
- $369 for a three-day local canoe trip for four ($796 value)
Clear Waters Outfitting Company provides all the gear and trip planning for this canoe and camping experience, including the canoe, life jackets, paddles, all necessary camping equipment—including tents, sleeping bags, stove, fuel, and cooking gear. Customers are responsible for providing their own food, first aid kit, fishing license, water, and personal items.
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.