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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 a 5 mile and 8 mile river trip which are perfect for the beginner, or even the experienced paddler wanting a shorter run. These trips are on a flat water stretch of river with a gentle current. There are 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: $31/person
    • Solo Kayak or SUP board: $41/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

Click here to see trip maps

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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

Click here to see trip maps

Click here to see our rental equipment

**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 our stretch of the Mississippi River. 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, 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 CW Outfitting.

  • 3 or more paid customers in van: $15/person
  • 2 paid customers in van: $20/person
  • 1 paid customer in van: $25/person
  • Additional Mississippi River miles16-35 from CW Outfitting are charged at $3.00/river mile/van load.  For Mississippi River miles over 35 from CW Outfitting, call for better pricing.
    • For planning purposes, CW Outfitting is approximately at Mississippi River Mile marker 913.  Check river map for mile market where you want to go to figure out how many river miles the shuttle will be.
  • Shuttle from CW Outfitting to Mississippi River Headwaters is $326/van load.  Reduced that to $250 with the purchase of a canoe, kayak or SUP board.

Custom shuttles to other rivers available upon request. Contact us for prices & availability.  Keep in mind there may be 2 shuttles involved if not starting or ending at CW Outfitting.

**Before coming for any shuttles, please call ahead to make sure we have van, driver and 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 and group rates! 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

Click here to see Warner Lake

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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.


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We are
MN's Premier
Mississippi River Outfitter
& Paddle Sport Shop
Monday:  By appointment
Tuesday:  By appointment
Wednesday:  By appointment
Thursday:  10am to 6pm
Friday:  10am to 6pm
Saturday:  10am to 6pm
Sunday:  By appointment
  CLOSED THU NOV 22 FOR THANKSGIVING!
All other times by appointment.