Frequently Asked River Rafting Questions
- HOW LONG IS THE TRIP?
The our normal run on the Kettle River is a 4 mile stretch through Banning State Park. Including the riverside break, the rafting tour is roughly 3 to 3.5 hours.
- DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?
No previous rafting experience is required. Just show up ready to have fun!
- HOW BIG ARE THE RAPIDS?
The Kettle River is free flowing and the level is determined by snow melt during the early spring months and by rainfall during the summer and early fall. Rapids rate from class IV to class II. For safety reasons we reserve the right cancel river tours or move the tour to the St Louis River.
- WILL THERE BE A RIVER GUIDE?
Yes, all of our rafting and kayaking tours include a professional river guid. Our guides have many years of experience and know the river well.
- HOW DO WE GET BACK AT THE END OF THE DAY?
Our shuttle bus will take you to the top of the rapids in Banning State Park and we float to Robinson Park in Sandstone, where the shuttle bus returns everyone to the guide shop.
- WHAT IF IT RAINS?
We run the river trips rain or shine, if the weather is real bad we may postpone the tour for an hour then decide whether to cancel the river tour or go rafting. Give us a call if you have questions.
- HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN EACH RAFT?
We have several different size rafts that are set up for different group sizes, we can accommodate 3 to 8 per raft when the river is “up.” During the summer months we also run 2 person inflatable kayaks.