100 Pine Street, Clearwater, MN
320.558.8123

TRIPS AND RATES

With several unique options, we have everything you're looking for in an adventure.


River Trip - Short/Beginner

A great place to start!

CW Outfitting offers an 8 mile river trip which is perfect for the beginner, or even the experienced paddler wanting a shorter run. This trip is on a flat water stretch of river with a gentle current. It has miles of natural shoreline with abundant wild life, sand bars, a camp site, and islands to explore. You will get a feel of seclusion as you float toward your take-out location. This is a great way to spend a few hours with your family or friends. Price includes parking, boat or board, life jacket, paddle, and shuttle pick up along the Mississippi River.

  • 5 Mile River Trip (about 1-1.5 hrs on the water)
    • Tandem Canoe or Kayak: $28/person
    • Solo Kayak or SUP board: $38/person
  • 8 Mile River Trip (about 2-3 hrs on the water)
    • Tandem Canoe or Kayak: $31/person
    • Solo Kayak or SUP board: $41/person

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**Before coming for any trips, please call ahead to make sure we have equipment and shuttle space available. If you are able to reserve ahead of time with a deposit, we can hold equipment and shuttle space for you.


River Trip - Extended/Beginner/Intermediate

CW Outfitting has multiple options for longer trips on the "Wild & Scenic" Mississippi River.  All are considered flat water paddling with a gentle current. Having the designation of "Wild & Scenic" means there will be miles of natural shoreline with abundant wild life, sand bars, camp sites, and islands to explore.  You will get a feel of seclusion as you float toward your take-out location. This is a great way to spend the day or multiple days with your family or friends.  Prices include parking, boat or board, life jacket, paddle, and shuttle drop off or pick up along the Mississippi River.

  • 13 Mile River Trip (about 4-5 hrs on the water)
    • Tandem Canoe or Kayak: $34/person
    • Solo Kayak or SUP board: $44/person
  • 15 Mile River Trip (about 5-6 hrs on the water)
    • Tandem Canoe or Kayak: $37/person
    • Solo Kayak or SUP board: $47/person
  • Multi-Day River Trip (Price includes up to 15 river miles/day of shuttling)
    • Tandem Canoe: $25/person/day
    • Solo Kayak or SUP board: $35/person/day
  • For trips over 15 river miles/day, add $3/river mile/van load

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**Before coming for any trips, please call ahead to make sure we have equipment and shuttle space available. If you are able to reserve ahead of time with a deposit, we can hold equipment and shuttle space for you.


Fishing the River 

Magnify the excitement of landing a monstrous Mississippi smallmouth bass, walleye, muskie, pike, or catfish by hauling it in from the seat of a kayak! 

Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing sports in America, and our premier fleet of high quality, very stable and extremely comfortable fishing kayaks will help you target the outstanding fishing on the stretch of the Mississippi River we are on. With a shallow, rocky bottom, this stretch is ideal for fishing, but is poor conditions for motor boats. What does that leave? Fishing from a canoe or kayak! With a gently flowing current void of any rapids, dams or falls, the paddling is relaxing and the fishing is spectacular. According to Field and Stream Online, this stretch of river was ranked top 10 in the United States for smallmouth river fishing! Many consider it world class due to the limited motor traffic, river accessibility, and special fishing regulations.

Basic Fishing Package: This includes parking, one specially equipped fishing kayak, life jacket, paddle and shuttle drop-off or pick-up along the Mississippi.

  • 5 Mile River Trip (about 2-5 hrs on the water)
    • Tandem Canoe: $31/person
    • Fishing Kayak or SUP: $41/person
  • 8 Mile River Trip (about 4-6 hrs on the water)
    • Tandem Canoe: $34/person
    • Fishing Kayak or SUP: $44/person
  • 13 Mile River Trip (about 6-8 hrs on the water)
    • Tandem Canoe: $37/person
    • Fishing Kayak or SUP: $47/person

World Class Kayak Fishing Package: Just show up and we take care of everything! Includes basic trip package above... plus... lunch, rod & reel, fishing tackle & equipment, and a special orientation map session to get you on the "hot spots" and enjoy this World-Class Smallmouth Bass fishery.

  • 8 Mile (about 4-6 hrs on the water): $119/person

GUIDED World Class Kayak Fishing Package: Includes everything the World Class Kayak Fishing Package includes plus one of our experienced and professional Mississippi River kayak fishing guides.  You will learn first hand what makes this stretch of river world famous.

  • 5 , 8 or 10 mile stretch (up to 7 hrs on the water):
    • 1 angler=$259
    • 2 anglers=$398 ($199/person)
    • 3 anglers=$537 ($179/person)
    • 4 anglers=$676 ($169/person)

Click here to see our "Kayak Fishing Guides" page

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**Before coming for any trips, please call ahead to make sure we have equipment and shuttle space available. If you are able to reserve ahead of time with a deposit, we can hold equipment and shuttle space for you.


Shuttle Only

Have your own canoe, kayak, or SUP board? We offer shuttles for you and your equipment! Let CW Outfitting take the hassle out of coordinating an extra vehicle and using more gas by simply catching our shuttle! Price includes shuttles within 15 river miles of our headquarters in Clearwater.

  • 3 or more paid customers in van: $15/person
  • 2 paid customers in van: $20/person
  • 1 paid customer in van: $25/person
  • Additional river miles (beyond 15) are charged at $3.00/river mile/van load.
  • Shuttle from CW Outfitting to Mississippi River Headwaters $326/van load.

Custom shuttles available upon request. Contact us for prices & availability.

**Before coming for any shuttles, please call ahead to make sure we have space availability. If you are able to reserve ahead of time with a deposit, we can hold shuttle space for you.


Group Outings

Planning a business outing, family fun day or just have a group of 8 or more people? We have these same awesome trips for you (and more!), plus discounts! Check out our group outings page.


Warner Lake Experience

CW Outfitting offers a wonderful paddling experience at the local & secluded Warner Lake, less than 2 miles from our shop in Clearwater! Warner Lake is a small, non-motorized lake completely surrounded by county park and is calm, scenic, and full of wildlife. The park's thick surrounding woods and foliage keep the water clean, clear and smooth throughout the year, providing a perfect location for paddling. There is a nice public beach on the lake if you decide to take a break and catch some sun or play in the sand.  The small river feeding the lake is also fun to explore.  Whether you're stand up paddleboarding for the first time or kayaking for the seventy-third, this is an experience you should not miss.  Price includes parking, two-way shuttle, boat or board, paddle and life jacket.

  • 2 hrs at the lake
    • Tandem Canoe or Kayak: $28/person
    • Solo Kayak or SUP: $38/person
  • 4 hrs at the lake
    • Tandem Canoe or Kayak: $31/person
    • Solo Kayak or SUP: $41/person
  • 6 hrs at the lake
    • Tandem Canoe or Kayak: $34/person
    • Solo Kayak or SUP: $44/person

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**Before coming for any trips, please call ahead to make sure we have equipment and shuttle space available. If you are able to reserve ahead of time with a deposit, we can hold equipment and shuttle space for you.


Equipment Rental Only

Canoes, Kayaks, & SUP boards: We have a wide variety of Wenonah canoes, Current Designs kayaks, and Native Watercraft, Jackson, Old Town & NuCanoe fishing kayaks, and Pau Hana SUP boards available for rent and pickup. Rental includes boat or board, life jacket, paddle, and car top carry kit if needed. No shuttling... you pick-up and take them wherever you want.

  • Canoe General Use tandem: $32/day - $160/week
  • Canoe Kevlar tandem & carbon paddles: $39/day - $195/week
  • Canoe Kevlar solo & carbon paddle: $37/day - $185/week (models and availability are limited)
  • Kayak Recreational solo: $30/day - $150/week
  • Kayak Fishing solo fully equipped: $39/day - $195/week
  • Kayak Performance solo: $39/day - $195/week (models and availability are limited)
  • SUP board General Use Epoxy: $35/day - $175/week
  • SUP board Performance Epoxy: $40/day $200/week (models and availability are limited)

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**Before coming for any equipment, please call ahead to make sure we have availability. If you are able to reserve ahead of time with a deposit, we can hold equipment for you.


Trailers: We have a variety of high quality, outfitter tested trailers for canoe/kayak camping or just about any other gear/equipment hauling you may need. They each have a large storage bin and our small Space Trailer is so light it can be hauled behind just about any automobile. The Space Trailer works great for any family vacation no matter what gear and equipment you are hauling.

  • Two place Space trailer: $45/day - $140/week
  • Six place trailer: $45/day - $140/week
  • 10 place trailer: $50/day - $160/week

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**Before coming for any equipment, please call ahead to make sure we have availability. If you are able to reserve ahead of time with a deposit, we can hold equipment for you. Trailers require proof of insurance.


Camping Equipment: We have a variety of high quality, outfitter tested, camping gear for canoe and kayak camping trips.

  • Packs #3, #4, or food pack: $4/day - $13/week
  • Small Tent: $11/day - $36/week
  • Medium Tent: $13/day - $43/week
  • Large Tent: $15/day - $49/week
  • Stove and Fuel: $6/day - $20/week
  • Cook Kit: $3/day - $10/week
  • Sleeping Bag: $5/day - $17/week
  • Sleeping Mat: $5/day - $17/week
  • Military style cot: $5/day - $17/week

**Before coming for any equipment, please call ahead to make sure we have availability. If you are able to reserve ahead of time with a deposit, we can hold equipment for you.


Other Equipment:

  • Canoe anchor w/float: $3/day - $10/week
  • Canoe cushioned seat back: $5/day - $17/week

Other equipment and gear available upon request. Contact us for prices & availability.


 Local MN Canoe Camping Options


CLASSES:

SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Boarding Basics

This is a beginner-friendly session where one of our staff will take you to Warner Lake for a 2 hour session, offering instruction to those who are new to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding or want to improve their SUP boarding skills. Warner Lake is a small, non-motorized lake surrounded by park and is scenic, calm, and full of wildlife. The park's thick, surrounding woods and foliage keep the clean, clear water smooth throughout the year, providing a perfect location for learning SUP. The staff instructor is available to help make the transition into stand up paddle boarding easy and fun for a greater appreciation of this popular sport. This is a fantastic opportunity for a family or group to experience the fast-growing sport of SUP boarding in a safe, fun and secluded environment. Price includes two way shuttle, board, paddle, and life jacket. (max class size = 8 participants)

  • 2 Hr Class for 1 to 3 people: $46/person
  • 2 Hr Class for 4 to 8 people: $36/person

This class runs most days by reservation. Call to make a reservation or to see if there is room in an already reserved class.

After arriving to CW Outfitting at your scheduled arrival time, we will outfit the group with equipment, go over some paper work, and shuttle you 2 miles down the road to Warner Lake to get you on the water. The group then has the allotted class time to learn and enjoy being on the water. Class content will be determined by group ability.

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SUP Yoga

ANYONE can do SUP Yoga, it’s up to you to feel out your level of comfort.

The art of practicing Yoga on a SUP board offers a greater challenge of balance and awareness than your normal Yoga session. You will ebb & flow on high quality state of the art SUP yoga boards, balancing yin & yang, sun & moon, finding your natural rhythm within the fluctuations and cycles of the natural world. SUP Yoga can be easy stretching and breathing or a vigorous challenging vinyasa (flow). Occasionally, you’ll go into “Fallasana” pose or “falling off the board into the water” pose – and that’s awesome! Falling teaches us humility, persistence, to face our fears and to have a good time and laugh. For this class, your certified yoga instructor will shuttle you 2 miles to Warner Lake. Warner Lake is a small, non-motorized lake surrounded by park and is scenic, calm, and full of wildlife. The park's thick, surrounding woods and foliage keep the clean, clear water smooth throughout the year, providing a perfect location for doing SUP Yoga. Price includes two way shuttle, board, paddle, life jacket, and certified yoga instructor. (max class size = 7 participants)

  • 1.25 hr Class: $39/person
  • Purchase 3 classes: $97
  • Purchase 5 classes: $128

Classes are held by reservation only (call or email).

After arriving to CW Outfitting at your arrival time, we will outfit the group with equipment, go over some paper work, and shuttle you 2 miles to Warner Lake to get you on the water. The group then has the allotted class time to enjoy being on the water.

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Kayak Classes (ACA certified):

ACA: Quickstart Your Kayak

This is a beginner-friendly session where one of our staff will take you to Warner Lake for a full 3 hour session, offering instruction to those who are new to the sport or want to improve their kayaking skills. Warner Lake is a small, non-motorized lake surrounded by park and is scenic, calm, and full of wildlife. The park's thick, surrounding woods and foliage keep the clean, clear water smooth throughout the year, providing a perfect location for this class. Price includes two way shuttle, kayak, paddle, life jacket, certified instructor, and paperwork needed for ACA certification.

  • 3 hr Class for 1 to 2 people: $58/person
  • 3 hr Class for 3 or more people: $48/person
  • If you bring your own equipment deduct $15

This class runs most days by reservation. Call to make a reservation or to see if there is room in an already reserved class. If you get in with an already reserved class the pricing is based on class size.

After arriving to CW Outfitting, we will outfit the group with equipment, go over some paper work, and shuttle you 2 miles down the road to Warner Lake to get you on the water in time for the class.

Course Overview: The ACA Quickstart Your Kayak workshop is a brief introduction to paddling a solo kayak. Students are presented with basic information on dressing to paddle safely, potential hazards and simple rescues. A minimal paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on still water. This course is appropriate for all kayak craft, including traditional decked kayaks, inflatables and sit on tops.

Course Prerequisites: None

Course Content

  • Introduction, Expectations, & Logistics
  • The Paddling Environment
  • Personal Preparation
    Getting Started
  • Maneuvers
  • Strokes
  • Conclusion & Wrap Up

 

Other Kayak Courses we offer:


Essential Eligibility Criteria: In order to participate in an ACA Skills Course, each participant must satisfy the following essential eligibility criteria:
- Be able to independently participate in all individual skills and activities listed in the course outline while also maintaining an appropriate and safe body position
- Be able to hold their breath while under water and, while in the water wearing a properly fitted lifejacket, be able to independently turn from a face down to a face up position keeping their head above water
- Be able to effectively communicate with the instructor and other course participants
- Be able to manage all personal care independently, or with the assistance of a companion
- Be able to manage all personal mobility independently, or with the assistance of a companion

Note: Use of spray skirts is not part of the QuickStart or Introduction to Kayak Curriculum.

All course participants must be able to independently perform all skills/rescues in the course outline to get your certification.

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We are
MN's Premier
Mississippi River Outfitter
& Paddle Sport Shop
Mon: Open by Appointment
Tues: Open by Appointment
Wed: Open by Appointment
Thu: 10am to 6pm
Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sat: Open by Appointment
Sun: Open by Appointment
  All other times by appointment