River Falls, Wisconsin Lower Kinnickinnic Kayak Trip CURRENT SPECIAL for 2021 $80 for 2 Use promo code “RGK-21” when booking. Filter your search by Category : Tag : Date Category ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Video ★ ★ ★ News Feature … A solo float down the Kinnikinnick River on Oct 9, 2010. It is locally called the "KK River". When we weren't shooting over rapids — exhilarating when there wasn't a boulder in our way — we could look around and admire the river valley, known as the Canyon. He'd brought our bikes, so we could ride them seven miles back to River Falls. $180 total for 4, not cheap. He was very professional and prompt. The Kinnickinnic River is an exceptional natural resource in western Wisconsin. Information: River Falls chamber, 715-425-2533. River Guide Kayaks offers kayak rentals on the Kinnickinnic River in River Falls, WI. River Falls to Kinnickinnic State Park ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Hands down, one of the cleanest, clearest, most beautiful and exhilarating rivers to paddle in all of Wisconsin, the “Kinni” is just incredible, as it swiftly wends its way around one stunning bluff and cliff after another, with peppy rapids all along the way, but hardly any development. Self-guided kayaking trips ease past these and more dramatic sites, which typify the undeveloped riverbanks throughout eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. It is clear, cold, and shallow different than most local rivers. Cold and insistent, it scoops up a boat and gives it a ride, slapping it between boulders, bumping it over rubble and shooting it over rapids. I've been waiting a week for a response, and have not had one. We’re just a short drive from Minneapolis/St. Kinni is a class I or class II river depending on water levels. Carrying the 12-foot kayaks down wooden steps, we put in below a dam, where three fishermen were casting flies; the Kinni is a Class I trout stream, full of native brown trout and, especially on its upper stretch, some brook trout. Hi Guys, This week I take a kayak trip down the Kinnickinnic River in Wisconsin along with some good friends of mine. On a warm summer day, it's the coolest possible place to play. Near the northeast Wisconsin town of Mercer, paddling is as wild as you want it to be. Funktion Junktion Antiques, Repurposed, and Local Goods, Points of Interest & Landmarks in River Falls, Health/Fitness Clubs & Gyms in River Falls, Belle vinez winery & Vineyard: Tickets & Tours‎, Kinnickinnic State Park: Tickets & Tours‎. 09jul10:45 am 3:00 pm Kayaking on the Kinnickinnic River, River Falls WI TUESDAY WIPEOUTS. Down in the gorge it feels like it is just you and the river. My wife, I and 10 & 8 year old daughters did the 1.5 hour kayak ride with these folks. In southwest Wisconsin, a looping river plays peekaboo. Great blue herons stalking the wildflowers along the Kinnickinnic River. Quickened by springs and creeks as it flows toward the St. Croix, the Kinni is no lazy river. Off Ontario's Superior coast, a lighthouse is an irresistible destination. The outfiittersKinni Creek now has 250 kayaks for rent any time of year. Kayaking: The eight-mile stretch of the Lower Kinni is shallow and full of rocks, so single kayaks negotiate it better than canoes. Kayaking along the lower stretches of the river has become popular, with three businesses shuttling kayakers to the launch point below the lower dam and picking them up at the takeout at the County F bridge near Kinnickinnic State Park. Orange jewelweed and coneflower lined its grassy banks, and kingfishers and goldfinches flew overhead. On Wisconsin's Kinnickinnic River, paddling is a lot like playing pinball — except your boat is the ball. The owner was great and really wanted to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. 2020 events: April 17-19, Roots and Bluegrass Festival. Kayaking is a great way to experience the outdoors, get healthy exercise, and have fun. The river will narrow, but depending on the water level, you might be able to make it all the way to Miller Park – rivers tend to be higher in spring and lower in fall. The 22-mile, spring-fed river is a world-class trout stream with over 8,000 trout per mile in some stretches. Send sign-up check to Bonnie Lynn. Location. After the road met Wisconsin 29/35, a paved bicycle trail took us to the edge of town. Each outing begins at a select meet-up point, from which guides provide shuttle service to and from the launch sites. The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. is offering beginner, family-friendly kayak lessons. Might be a fun trip, but getting a hold of them was frustrating to say the least...get a refund now, if you got a daily steal that expires on 9/30/12. At the junction with Wisconsin 35/29, there's a paved bike trail that takes riders to Cemetery Road; from there, use sidewalks or the street. The ride is about 4 hours down a beautiful stream with high bluffs and sheer cliffs, tall trees and lots of birds. The upper Kinnickinnic River flows through farm land and great care has been taken to see that fences keep the cattle out of the water. The last third is the most scenic, with sandstone cliffs and wooded bluffs that shade the water and perfume the air with the scent of pine. Kinnickinnic River Land Trust (KRLT) is pleased to announce the publication of the Kinnickinnic Watershed Public Recreation Map. Coming soon will be a video for the beautiful Kinnickinnic River. The “Kinni” flows through the City of River Falls and is a popular recreation and natural area within the Wisconsin portion of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Sites are first-come, first-served. The popularity of kayaking on the Kinnikinnic River at River Falls, Wis., has exploded in recent years. They say they are busy, but give me a break, if you want your company to succeed you need to respond back within 24 hours. Think the sport looks cool? River Falls is a vibrant city situated on the beautiful Kinnickinnic River. A quiet creek like river that winds through forests and a few houses. The car must have a state-park vehicle permit ($8 residents, $11 non-residents), and rangers do check. Traveling by both bike and boat, a river trip is twice the fun. Its pristine water and its banks, so far unmarred by development, are zealously guarded by the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust, Trout Unlimited and the many others who want to preserve it. Thanks to all the guys and gals who volunteered there time to make this a great morning on the Mississippi River. All and all we did enjoy but it was more excitement than we thought it was gonna be. The Kinnickinnic River is the last major tributary to the Wild and Scenic St. Croix River before its confluence with the Mississippi River. Check in and waiver signing was easy, then they shuttle you to the drop in site. The Kinnickinnic River near River Falls, Wisconsin, is a true wilderness paddling experience with occasional rapids, spectacular cliffs and a gorge. This two-sided map brochure is a high quality map of the Kinnickinnic watershed with all publicly accessible recreation sites identified with a legend to distinguish the type and owner characteristics. The wild 21-island archipelago around Wisconsin's Bayfield Peninsula is the preserve of paddlers. For canoeists, this vast wilderness is the promised land. 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