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Root River

Lanesboro, MN
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Amazing kayak trip down the Root River

River Rat Outfitters is by far the way to go when kayaking the river. Ken is very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melanie H
Tubing on the Root River was fantastic

My family group of 3 generations of 11 people had a fantastic time floating down the river for 3... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chris C
Milford, OH
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Lanesboro, MN
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Reviewed 5 days ago

River Rat Outfitters is by far the way to go when kayaking the river. Ken is very knowledgeable and friendly. The scenery was amazing, a much needed relaxing afternoon.

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family group of 3 generations of 11 people had a fantastic time floating down the river for 3 hours! We had our own tubes, with backs & mesh bottoms (loved this), and we got in the river near the waterfalls (not sure what this...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rode the bike trail from Preston to Lanesboro very beautiful! We started going to Fountain but mostly up hill so we turned around and boy what a ride down didn't pedal much!

Thank Penny L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

River Rats Outfitters was awesome! Ken was very helpful! My husband is a paraplegic and I was worried about the river height and he called me several times to inform me of the river conditions before we headed over. When we arrived he gave us...More

Thank kimunderdahl
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is a fantastic trail - well maintained and just gorgeous. The scenery varies as you go along so it is never boring. We could have biked all day there!

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Over three days we saw people canoeing, kayaking, floating on big intertubes, bicycling along, playing golf over (and sometimes, like yours truly, hitting a golf ball into it via a poorly performed golf shot), eating, walking along and in general, enjoying the river immensely. There...More

1  Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We kayaked and it was beautiful! We saw an eagle and another very large bird, turtles, fish and ducks. Their were many small rapids throughout our trip which made it fun

Thank 40andtravel
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The Root River is worth the trip. I have kayaked the river several times and you always see something different. The trout fishing is very good for Minnesota. It can get shallow during the summer if we do not get much rain.

Thank RRH01
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We just got a spring visit in to Lanesboro. There are great paths for walking and biking along the river. No mosquitoes yet, so time to really get out and enjoy it. We got up this morning to hear the roar of the waterfall combined...More

Thank norsenurse
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Exceeded our expectations many times over! The bluff country-Root River area has so very many offerings: Bicycling, hiking, shopping, dining and even great live theater. It is ever-so scenic and beautiful. Our only regrets are we haven't visited sooner and our trip was too short....More

Thank Linda N
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Kenneth L
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Response from Carleton_Alumna | Reviewed this property |
Looks like this site gives some options. (Woops - TripAdvisor won't let me include a website. Go to double u double u double u dot lanesboro dot come slash where-to-stay slash campgrounds) Bonnie