River Rats Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Rentals & Sales

                                             507-429-7202   +   riverratsoutfitters1@hotmail.com
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!
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. 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. Email riverratsoutfitters1@hotmail.com.

-- 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! --

              Rental rates*

              Canoes      4hr trip: $50      2hr trip: $45
              Kayaks       4hr trip: $40      2hr trip: $35   

Shuttles are also available if you have your own boats.  Prices vary depending on the distance. Minimum shuttle price is $20 per boat.  

We use only Wenonah canoes and Current Designs kayaks!                            

River Rats is a proud steward of the Root River and asks that you treat the river with respect by not littering and respecting other river users.

Please do NOT bring glass beverage containers or styrofoam coolers.

If you need a cooler, we'll be happy to lend you one.

For 1st class primitive camping in peaceful seclusion,
we recommend
Gud-i-Nuff Campsites.


                      No inner tube rentals
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