Located in historic Lanesboro, MN, at the northwest corner of Parkway Ave. and Ashburn, behind the old Lanesboro feed mill. Just 2 blocks north of my old location! 507-429-7202
Your Root River adventure begins here, at River Rats Outfitters! River Rats is the Root River's premier oufitter. Our many years (45+) of experience paddling and outfitting guarantee you a safe quality experience that you won't soon forget.
Come spend a day or half day paddling the Root in one of our canoes or kayaks and take in the natural beauty of the area. The Root River valley has abundant wildlife including white tail deer, wild turkey and even black bears have been spotted recently! While on your paddle, it is common to see bald eagles and many species of colorful songbirds. If you are lucky, you may get to see a family of river otters frolicking along the banks of the river. Be sure to bring your camera so you can capture the memories of your day on the river. (Make sure your camera is protected in a waterproof hard case that will float. We have these available for your use, if needed.)
The Root has excellent fishing opportunities. The river supports an amazing amount of game fish, including Brown and Rainbow trout. Smallmouth bass are abundant as is Walleye and Northern pike. We also have a professional guide that can assure a quality day of fishing. Dan Michener of Troutlaws Fly Fishing Guide Service can be reached at 507-268-4266.
We look forward to seeing you. You will be greeted with a warm, friendly smile and given the kind of service not often seen anymore. River Rats is consistently rated best overall in customer satisfaction. Most of our business is repeat customers or referrals by our long list of loyal paddlers. We specialize in custom trip planning and river camping and are always happy to answer questions that you may have in preparing for your adventures.
-- If you want to bring your own canoe or kayak, we also provide shuttle services anywhere on the river. Give us a call or email today! --