Kayakers can experience the Kinnickinnic River while on one of the available kayaking trips
About This Deal
- What’s included: each person receives a kayak, paddle, life jacket, and shuttle service
- Departure time:
- Lower canyon State Park Bridge trip: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 1:00 p.m.
- 3 rivers confluence trip: 10 a.m.
- Upper Kayak Park trip: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 p.m.
- Upper Kayak Park-Kinni Jungle Safari trip: 9 a.m.
- Departure location:
- Lower canyon and 3 rivers trips: 355 W Park St., River Falls, WI 54022
- Upper Kayak Park and Kinni Jungle trips: 545 N Main St., River Falls, WI 54022
- Age restrictions: must be 12 or older for kayaking the Kinni Jungle trip and 16 or older for 3 rivers kayak adventure; younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian
- Other restrictions: vouchers are valid Monday through Thursday only. The vouchers are not valid on 5/31/21, 7/5/21, or 9/6/21.
- Included tours:
- Lower canyon State Park Bridge trip (self-guided)
- 3 rivers confluence trip (self-guided)
- Upper Kayak Park trip (self-guided)
- Upper Kayak Park-Kinni Jungle Safari trip (self-guided)
- Lessons included?: A brief dry land lesson is available, the clients just need to ask the shuttle driver
- Notable sights:
- Lower canyon State Park Bridge trip: Lower Dam, the County Road F Bridge
- 3 rivers confluence trip: Lower Kinni Canyon, the St. Croix River, the Lower Dam, the St. Croix River, Prescott Wisconsin
- Upper Kayak Park trip: Upper Kinni River, the Kinni Canopy and trout waters, great blue heron, bald eagles, deer, turkeys, beaver, otters, songbirds, trout, and other estuary life
- Upper Kayak Park-Kinni Jungle Safari trip: Upper Kinni River, the Kinni Canopy and trout waters, great blue heron, bald eagles, deer, turkeys, beaver, otters, songbirds, trout, and other estuary life
- What to bring: waterproof watch, water bottle, snack, sunscreen, bug repellent, an extra set of dry clothing, and dry towel (these should be left in the vehicle)
- What to wear: shoes that won’t float off of feet (such as tennis shoes or strap on sandals), clothing that can get wet and dirty (such as swimsuit and shorts), in colder months waders or wet suit, or fleece or wool (no cotton or jeans
- The Kinni Jungle trip for two leads guests on a six-hour, tree-lined journey through the Class 1 rapids of the Upper Kinnickinnic River. Wildlife views may include Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, turkeys, and beavers, to name a few. Each person receives a kayak, paddle, life jacket, and shuttle service. Trips start at 9 a.m. and conclude when they arrive back at the Outfitters shop, approximately a 6 hours distance. This trip is designed for beginners to intermediates.
- Trips to the Kinni Upper Kayak Park are designed for beginners to intermediates, while Lower Canyon trips are best for intermediate and advanced kayakers. Each person receives a kayak, paddle, life jacket, shuttle service. Scheduled trips for the Lower Canyon Trip depart at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 1:00 p.m daily, and the Upper Kayak Park depart at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. daily.
- Those who opt for the Three Rivers Kayak Adventure for two will traverse down the Kinnickinnic River to the St. Croix during a six- to seven-hour kayak outing. Participants paddle through scenic collections of trees, rocks, and rapids before ending at the Mississippi River. Each person receives a kayak, paddle, life jacket, shuttle service. Trips start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. This trip is for advanced kayakers ONLY!
About Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters
Wisconsin-based Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters, established at the turn of the century, introduced everyday people of all ages and walks of life to the unspoiled forests and sparkling blue waters of the Kinnickinnic River valley. What began as a nature outpost offering guests six rental canoes and three rooms, soon expanded into a spacious resort with a fleet of over 250 kayaks.
Today, Kinni Creek is spread across 180 feet of a private, scenic shoreline along the Kinnickinnic River. The resort boasts over 250 kayaks for rent, a fly shop and fly-fishing school, and a vacation cottage and fly-fishing lodge. Everyone from corporate camping outings to students and youth groups to families of vacationers commune with nature as they kayak past the bluffs and prairies of the Kinni, fly-fish for trout or relax in a rustic bed-and-breakfast chalet or vacation cottage available for rental year-round.