Yes, there’s rafting just an hour north of Minneapolis on the “clean and beautiful” Kettle River. Here’s the perfect adventure for anyone looking for a day trip from the Minneapolis – St. Paul Metro.
Yes, there’s rafting near Minneapolis.

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The our rafting service is based in Sandstone, Minnesota’s first city of the North Woods. The rafting tour goes through the heart of Banning State Park and icludes the Dragon’s Tooth rapid and Hell’s Gate.

White Water Rafting Near Minneapolis

An hour north of the Twin Cities, we’re halfway between Minneapolis and Duluth just off interstate highway 35. Our rafting shop is in Sandstone, Minnesota – and from there it’s only 12 minutes to the boat launch in Banning State Park.

Easy Day Trip From Minneapolis

The Kettle River and Sandstone, Minneapolis is an easy day trip from Minneapolis. We’re just an hour north of the Minneapolis – St Paul metro, just off interstate 35. We’re about half way between Minneapolis and Duluth.

On Your Way North

If you’re headed to a northern lake cabin, the BWCA or a north shore drive – chances are you’re only minutes from the Kettle River. Coming from Minneapolis you’ll notice that Sandstone, Minnesota is the “first city of the north woods” and it’s a perfect first stop on your journey north.

Plan to Stay in Sandstone, Minnesota

Besides the awesome whitewater rafting on the Kettle River there is:
Hiking in Banning State Park
Rock climbing in Robinson Park
Fishing on the Kettle and nearby lakes.
Stand up Paddle Boarding on the flat water of the Kettle River.

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