Careful boating and scouting of rivers and streams must be done to ensure a safe trip. Hazards vary at different river levels and can change after one high water event.
All prices include basic instruction, shuttle to and from
the trip. Canoe rental includes two paddles and two life jackets for two people. A third
person Rental for a seat, paddle and life jacket is $15. Rates cover rental of all gear
for the entire trip. Times listed are based on paddling at a steady pace and are given
only for planning your trip. You must try and stay within the time limits as most trips
are based on 1/2 or full day prices. Shuttles to and from the river and general
instruction adds about a half hour.
Classifying of rapids will be made on the International Scale of River Difficulty (Class I-VI, Class III being the limit for open canoes) with river levels at one foot above the lowest level at which the water is canoe able. This means that there are no rapids higher than class III on the rivers. Flood conditions would have to exist for a class IV and we reserve the right to not put out any canoes when conditions are dangerous. Early spring rivers run full and cold dress accordingly. After May, the Vermilion usually runs under one foot over zero with water temperatures over fifty-five degrees until October. Depending on the amount of rain mid July can see the river become un-canoe able.
Any and all trips or portions of trips may be suspended because of unsafe or poor conditions. We will try to notify you prior to your trip so be sure to leave a phone number when you make your reservation.
Rates subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to
refuse service to anyone we judge unsuited for the trip.
Canoe fees are for one boat for one or two people Third person in the boat adds $10.00. We accept cash only
These trips are at 1 ft to 2 ft water level which means the river is in poor condition to be on the water. Many shallows will be encountered.
VERMILION RIVER :
Trip 1 Canoe from Hoppalong Cassady Trail to Canoe the Vermilion Landing - 12 miles, 3-4 hours. All flat water with general river obstruction around bridges and trestles A good scenic run for the novice to expert canoeist. Can be broke down to 2 hour 6 mile or 4 hour 12 mile trips.....Canoe $45
We provide shuttle services for those who have there own equipment. This allows you to bring one vehicle down for your trip. We meet you at the take out point and transport you and your equipment to the put in point. This is ideal for the kayak enthusiasts that want to play down at the Wildcat for the day. Price is $20/ canoe or kayak
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