Kayak the Kinni

Reservations ARE Required!
Pay by cash or check only, no plastic

***NOTE THAT THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT MEETING PLACES. FIND YOUR MEETING LOCATION UNDER THE TRIP DESCRIPTION THAT YOU HAVE RESERVED.

A Kayak Trip Down the Kinni Offers a Breathtaking Experience

The Kinnickinnic River watershed is characterized by scenic bluff lands, rare oak savanna, original prairie, farm land, white pine forest, wooded coulees, sedge meadows, rare and endangered plant species, beautiful stands of white pines and plenty of open space and scenic vistas. Its feeder creeks are cold and clean, containing wild native brown trout, important spawning areas, wetlands, and many springs arising from under picturesque limestone outcroppings.


Below the City of River Falls, the Kinnickinnic River flows through the “Lower Kinni canyon” that begins about a mile below the city. Continuing approximately 10 miles to the St. Croix River where it flows into the delta of the Kinnickinnic State Park. It's high cliffs, shaded rapids and numerous moss and fern clad rock outcroppings provide habitat for abundant wildlife and numerous plants and vegetation (some of which are on the threatened list).


What we provide for the kayak rental:
All inclusive with kayak, paddle, & life jacket & shuttle service


What you provide for the kayak rental:
You will be portaging/carrying your own equipment from the trailer to the water, in the water, and from the water. 
You must be physically fit and well able to handle the equipment that you will be using on the water, including kayak, paddle and life jacket.
**If you are not prepared, the river will let you know. 
Be prepared to get wet, you are kayaking in water. 


What to bring:
A waterproof watch, water bottle, snack, sunscreen, bug repellent, shoes that won't float off of your feet, clothing that can get wet such as swimsuit & shorts. An extra set of dry clothing for after your wilderness adventure.

Do not bring:
Anything that you don't want lost or ruined including good prescripition glasses, jewelry, keys, wallets. Alcohol and drugs are NOT ACCEPTABLE on our trips. Do Not bring them. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

Waiver & Etiquette. 

This is NOT a ride at an Amusement water park.
This IS a REAL RIVER.
 
Participants are required to sign a waiver stating that they understand the dangers, hazards and obstacles of the wilderness kayaking adventure and are participating of their own free will in Solo kayaks
1. Never disturb fishermen, paddle quietly by. 
2. Pick up all litter you see, tires too. 
3. Be alert to what is ahead, READ THE RIVER. 
4. Wear the personal floatation device, be safe.
5. Do not bring alcohol or drugs. (Enjoy beverages after the wilderness adventure.)

**If you are not prepared, the river will let you know.
Be prepared to get wet, you are kayaking in water. 
Lessons
A brief dry land lesson is complimentary for the asking at your launch, just ask your shuttle driver. Longer "on water" lessons must be reserved in advance. On water lessons are great for scouts, youth groups and field trips. We recommend the 45 minute distance with a guide for a total of a 1 hour lesson at $25 rental per person + $25 guide fee per party. Not available on Saturday or Sunday. 

Guides
Hire a guide in advance for $25/hour. Must be booked at least 1 week in advance. Not available on Saturday or Sunday.

Groups
Groups of 10 kayaks or more receive a discount. However in order to hold such a reservation we need a Visa or Mastercard. A 48 hour advance cancellation is required otherwise you are responsible for the full amount of the group kayak reservation for the number of kayaks that were reserved.

Weather policy
If it is raining bring a rain coat. Or call 24 hours in advance to re-schedule your reservations. In case of sudden severe weather we will call you to delay or reschedule your reservation. 



KINNI LITTER PROGRAM~
Paige Olson "Soul Proprietor" of Kinni Creek Lodge & Outfitters Fly Shop
Created the "Kinni Litter" Program at the Turn of the Century in order to keep the Kinni cleaned up on a daily basis! 
We send garbage bags with our kayak rentals and challenge them to fill a bag full in exchange for a free kayak rental for their next trip! 
Kayakers also are encouraged to pick up any tires they find and haul them out on the deck of the kayak, also in exchange for a free kayak rental for their next trip! 
We also encourage our fly fishermen to pack out litter in their vests and creels. 
We've filled numerous  dumpsters and recycled dozens of tires since the Turn of the Century! 


Our Kinni Kayak Trips run from March to November
Trip Trip Length
Trip Fees
Solo Kayaks
3 Rivers Confluence Trip 6+ hour distance $90
 Lower Canyon State Park Bridge 3 hour distance $45
Upper Kayak Park 6 hour distance $90
   3 hour distance
$45
 
 1.5 hour distance
 $35
   45 minute distance
 $25
*the term "distance" refers to the time it takes to do a particular route without stopping. You may take as much time as you like on any of the routes. **However, You must be on time for your Lower Canyon shuttle at the time you request to be picked up.
The 3 Rivers Confluence shuttle time is 6:00 p.m. 


3 Rivers Confluence Kayak Trip  | 6 + hours average float time.
THE 2012 & 2013 GROUPON DEALS HAVE EXPIRED AND ARE NO LONGER VALID.
NOT VALID ON ANY HOLIDAYS INCLUDING MEMORIAL DAY,  4TH OF JULY & LABOR DAY.
OTHERWISE VALID 7 DAYS A WEEK BASED ON DAILY AVAILABILITY.

Difficult for beginners. This trip is NOT recommended for beginners. 
Recommended age is 16 years and up for experienced kayakers.
This trip is not recommended for beginners for several reasons:
The route is 13 miles long.
There are 50-60 sets of class 1-2 rapids on the Kinnickinnic River portion of the trip
There are motor boats on the St. Croix and Mississippi portions of the trip which is extremely busy on Saturday and Sunday. Strongly consider a Monday-Thursday kayak reservation.
There is no guide on the trip. It is a self guided trip.
This trip has been taking many participants 7-8 hours to complete the course.
Solo Kayaks only.
Flatwater, Class I, & Class II Rapids
Meet at the Glen Park tennis court at 355 West Park Street, River Falls, WI 54022.
Enjoy a beautiful 6+ hour paddle through the Lower Kinni Canyon to the St. Croix River. The journey begins as you portage your kayaks to the Lower Dam and continues as you paddle on to the St. Croix River. Your journey continues southward to Prescott Wisconsin where the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers join. Your 3 rivers kayaking adventure ends for the day where the waters meet....Muddy Waters Bar and Grill! There you and your fellow kayakers will relax and enjoy the great menu and a complementary beverage at the Tiki bar before boarding the shuttle back to your vehicle at 6:00 p.m.
**Be sure to have your wallet & i.d. secure in your dry bag for the Tiki bar!
 
Return shuttle time is 6:00 p.m. on this 6+ hour paddle. 
Launch time 10:00 a.m.
Return Shuttle time from Prescott 6:00 p.m.


Reservations ARE Required!  Dial 1-715-425-7378
Pay by cash or check only, no plastic



Lower Canyon State Park Bridge |  3+ hours average float time.
Difficult for beginners. Most appropriate for intermediate to advanced kayakers.
Solo Kayaks only.
Flatwater, Class I, & Class II Rapids
Meet at the Glen Park tennis court at 355 West Park Street, River Falls, WI 54022.
The journey begins as you portage your kayaks to the Lower Dam and continues as you paddle on to the County Road F Bridge at the Kinnickinnic State Park Parking lot. 3 hours average float time. You may add extra hours BEFORE YOU LAUNCH for picnicking, swimming, fishing and any other leisurely fun!
You choose your pick up time 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 or 5:00. It is IMPERATIVE that you are on time for the time that you choose. There is no cell phone service or pay phone at the takeout point.

"On The Hour" Launch times 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.

Return Shuttle times from the State Park Beach are at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, & 5:00.

**This trip is self guided. 


Reservations ARE Required!  Dial 1-715-425-7378
Pay by cash or check only, no plastic



Our concern for your safety is Paramount.
Sheriff & Ranger Search & Rescue fee starts at $2000 and goes up.
We do enforce a $100 late fee if you are not at takeout point for the shuttle time that YOU have chosen.
Be On Time


Upper Kayak Park Trips|45 minute/1.5 hour/3 hour distances
More appropriate for beginners. 
Solo Kayaks only.
Flatwater to Class I rapids.
Meet at
our Outfitters Shop at 545 North Main St. River Falls, WI 54022
FREE Parking lot is just 50 yards South of our driveway at the corner of Main Street & Division Street. There is additional parking to the East on Union Street and at the Public Library. 

Imagine the enchantment of kayaking through the Kinni River Jungle!  Enjoy a beautiful relaxing paddle through deciduous & conifer tunnels of the Kinni Canopy and trout waters seeing Mother Nature at here finest. Enjoy live encounters with Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, deer, turkeys, beaver, otters, song birds, trout and other estuary life that thrive in this unique ecosystem! Cowboy Up Indiana Jones! Y
ou will encounter many obstacles such as trees, rocks and wire fences that you will have to portage around. This odyssey is not for the faint at heart. This is a "REAL RIVER", not a chlorinated water park! 

Meet at 545 North Main St. River Falls, WI 54022 15 minutes prior to your reservation. 

**This trip is self guided. 

We’ll shuttle you up river then you’ll land back at the Outfitters shop.
 
Take out at our landing and portage kayaks up the trail to Outfitter shop yard.
We have had 8, 9, & 10 year olds go in their own kayaks with parents escort. 
"Half Past the Hour" 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.,
If shuttle is not in Lower River then also 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Upper Kayak Park 6 hour distance ~

Kayaking the Kinni Jungle a 6 hour Safari! 

More appropriate for Beginner to Intermediate kayakers.
 $90.00
Solo Kayaks only.
Flatwater to Class I rapids.

Imagine the enchantment of kayaking through the Kinni River Jungle!  Enjoy a beautiful relaxing paddle through deciduous & conifer tunnels of the Kinni Canopy and trout waters seeing Mother Nature at here finest. Enjoy live encounters with Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, deer, turkeys, beaver, otters, song birds, trout and other estuary life that thrive in this unique ecosystem! Cowboy Up Indiana Jones! Y
ou will encounter many obstacles such as trees, rocks and wire fences that you will have to portage around. This odyssey is not for the faint at heart. This is a "REAL RIVER", not a chlorinated water park! Put on your adventure hat and head out into the Kinni Jungle Safari! 
Meet at 545 North Main St. River Falls, WI 54022 15 minutes prior to your reservation. 

**This trip is self guided. 

Launch time 9:00 a.m.

Reservations ARE Required! Dial 1-715-425-7378
Pay by cash or check only, no plastic




Payment for damaged or lost gear is required.

A portion of our profits go to the natural resources of the Greater Kinnickinnic River Watershed habitat groups including but not limited to: Pheasant's Forever, Duck's Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Kinnickinnic River Land TrustWhitetails Unlimited and many, many more.
                           
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