Clear Waters Outfitting Company

Clear Waters Outfitting

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Paddling enthusiasts rent equipment for guided day and night trips along the Mississippi River, catching sights of eagles and deer

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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.

Customer Reviews

They were very professional. I felt we were well informed about what to expect during our trip. I enjoyed kayaking on the Mississippi River very much.
Janell S. · July 25, 2017
This was well organized, and we really enjoyed our day. We did the 13 mile trip and it was great! I recommend CWOC whole heartedly!
Sandra H. · July 22, 2017
The price is good. I like the variety of SUPs available if you call ahead.
Aurora H. · July 12, 2017

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