- Where do I meet?
LOWER KINNICKINNIC TRIP IN RIVER FALLS, WI: 355 West Park Street, River Falls, WI. Follow Park Street to the end and park near the pickleball court/baseball diamond. We set up on the west side of the pickleball court and we have blue kayaks.
NIPPERSINK CREEK IN RICHMOND, IL: Meet at 7049 Pioneer Rd. Richmond, IL. This is a parking lot along the Creek. Our staff will meet you there and start you on your adventure.
- What should I wear?
Active/outdoor wear or swimwear appropriate for the day’s weather. Do not wear flip flops or go barefoot. Strap-on sandals or shoes are highly recommended. Avoid expensive sunglasses and use a strap if needed.
- What should I bring?
Bring sunscreen! Water/Gatorade, snacks, lunch (a simple sandwich), six-pack sized coolers, favorite beverages, etc. Make it a great trip any way you can, though space on the kayak is limited. No wallet will be needed on the river. Lock it in your car.
- What type of kayak will I be using?
All kayaks are single-person Old Town Vapor 10′ kayaks. There is a 245 lb. weight limit and dry well storage in the back.
- Is this adventure for me?
LOWER KINNICKINNIC TRIP IN RIVER FALLS, WI: Many kayaking guests have little kayak experience. However, you should have some experience paddling, be an active person and an average swimmer. You should NOT attempt the Kinnickinnic River as your very first attempt at kayaking. The average water depth is 10” – 12” and the maximum water depth is 6’. Be aware, you are in the wild. There will be sticks, spiders, etc. and you may need to get out of the kayak (and into the water) at some point. The hardest part of the journey is typically this walk down to the river where you will be helping carry kayaks down a number of steps.
NIPPERSINK CREEK IN RICHMOND, IL: This is a beginner river and all paddling abilities, including people that have never kayaked before, will enjoy the Nippersink. You should be an active person and an average swimmer. Water depth ranges from 1-6 feet depending on how much rain we have had. Be aware, you are in the wild. There will be sticks, spiders, etc. and you may need to get out of the kayak (and into the water) at some point.
- What is included in the price?
Kayak, paddle, PFD (not required) and shuttle service
- What are the age requirements?
12 years and older
- Will I need to know how to paddle?
Riverside paddling tutorial and overall instruction will be presented to all guests.
- Are there any restrooms on the trip?
KINNICKINNIC TRIP IN RIVER FALLS, WI: The last chance for a bathroom (with a seat) is at Glen Park: Visit the brown building in the park behind the tennis court and baseball diamond.
NIPPERSINK CREEK TRIP IN RICHMOND, IL: There are public restrooms at both the Keystone and Pioneer Road landings.
- How early should I arrive?
You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to launch time.