What You'll Get
- 65 for one admission to a four-hour guided whitewater-rafting excursion with Hard Water Sports
- Children 11 and up are welcome to attend this event
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
Groups will meet at Robinson Park in Sandstone.
Each event is capped at 15 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
An hour north of the Minneapolis–St. Paul metro area, the Kettle River drifts through vast stretches of seldom-seen wilderness. The whitewater guides of Hard Water Sports are well acquainted with the river pointing out amazing scenery and sharing the river’s rich history. Your four-hour tour through Banning State Park is packed with fun and adventure, and includes all the necessary equipment for a safe trip.
Shuttle to the Start
Hard Water Sports will shuttle participants to the top of the rapids.
Paddle the Kettle River
Following a quick paddling lesson, Hard Water Sports will guide guests of all experience levels down the scenic waterways through Banning State Park.
Document Your Journey
Feel free to bring a camera—participants are encouraged to take photos of the wilderness along the way.
Tony Vavricka has always had a penchant for the outdoors, and has dedicated his life to traveling, mountaineering, and paddling rivers. In the past decade, much of that exploration has taken place on whitewater rivers, whether Vavricka was venturing out for his own enjoyment or introducing newcomers to the thrills of the canoe.
The Fine Print