PADDLE SPORTS & F.A.Q.’S

Canoe – Kayak – SUP

We are sorry, due to COVID-19,
Paddling & River Trips will not be available to non-camping Guests.
Please check this website periodically to see if there are any changes.

Paddling Cost & Hours 

Take yourself far away from everyday life, from complications and from civilization.

Breathe deep and take in the gentle lapping of the river, the swaying trees and songbirds.

1 Hour Trip (~2 miles) Isanti drop off – Canoes, Tandem Kayak*: $25 per boat ($23.28 + tax)

Single Kayak & SUP*:  $15 per person($13.97+tax)

Enjoy this scenic trip geared for those that want to enjoy nature
at its finest but have a busy schedule.

 

3-4 Hour Trip (~10 miles) Cambridge drop off – Canoe & Tandum Kayak*: $35 per boat ($32.60 + tax)     

Single Kayak & SUP*: $25 per boat ($23.28+tax)

Enjoy the smooth glide of floating and paddling this Wild and Scenic Riverway.

You can enjoy the river’s peace and tranquility.

7-8 Hour Trip (~15 miles) – Canoes & Kayak* (1 or 2 people per boat): $40 per boat – ($37.26 + tax)

Enjoy the feel of magic with your paddle dipping gracefully and silently into the river.

This 7-8 hour trip is a full day. You will pass over a historic rock dam in Cambridge that played an important role in the settlement of the area. Plan to stop at the DNR designated picnic areas to stretch and appreciate how beautiful your day is.

Longer Trips and Shuttles are customized by request.

Contact us if you would like information on a longer trip, call 763-444-9626

*All of our prices include the boat, (canoe/kayak/SUP), paddles, lifejackets, shuttle, use of private landing, free key check & parking. All trips are subject to weather and high-water levels, please check weather and river conditions before you leave home.  Trip times are based upon a consistent leisurely paddle.
* All boats are required to have a valid Credit Card on file.
* 3 hour or longer trips require a pre-paid reservation.
Paddling is subject to river and weather conditions.
We Reserve the right to change hours or guidelines when deemed necessary.

Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard rentals on the Rum River

River Conditions:

For current river conditions and trip times, please call (763) 444-9626 ext: 2

Please keep our great natural resource beautiful!

Bring all of your trash back with you and please be respectful of others that are using the river.

Below are answers to Frequently Asked Questions

We try very hard to maintain a family friendly environment.  For the safety and enjoyment of all our guests we will check coolers and ID’s – alcohol is limited.  Please keep our great natural resource beautiful!  Bring all your trash back with you and please be respectful of others that are using the river.

Your pre-paid credit card is required at the time of reservation. On the day of your trip, a valid driver’s license is needed to secure all equipment rental. Lost or damaged equipment will be charged to the credit card.

You will receive an email, text or phone call. Trips may be cancelled at any time due to weather or at the discretion of Country Camping’s staff.  Full refund or reschedule for cancellations made by Country Camping.  If you need to cancel your trip, please give a 24-hour notice.  You will receive a refund (less a $10 service fee).  No refund with less than a 24-hour notice.  Please check our web-site for updates and/or give us a call to verify trip: 763-444-9626

You must be 16 years old to go tubing/paddling without a parent/guardian.  This rule applies to your entire group, and a state issued valid driver’s license should be presented by everyone without a parent.

Yes, children must be at least 3 years old and wear a life jacket for the entire trip.

For the comfort of your child/ren, please bring your own proper fitting jacket for all children 10 and under and non-swimmers.

Life Jackets are provided for everyone that uses our canoes, kayaks and SUP’s. We recommend that you always wear your lifejackets and follow the MN Boating Regulations.

For comfort, you may bring your own proper fitting jackets.

Yes, you may provide your own small cooler or personal items that will fit in a canoe or kayak.  Remember to be responsible and limit the use of alcoholic beverages and bring lots of hydrating fluids (like water).

Yes, you may bring your dog.  We will provide transportation for your well-behaved leashed dog as long as all people on the shuttle are okay with having an animal on board.  If there is anyone with ANY objections, you will be provided a ride on the next available shuttle.  Dogs must be current on all shots, leashed, picked up after and owners are responsible for any damage that may be created by their dog.

Canoe or Kayak or SUP, lifejackets, paddles, shuttle, use of private landing, free key check & parking.  Shuttle will bring you upriver to drop off location, you will float back to our Private Landing and walk back to your parked vehicle.

No… We do not allow the public to use our property/shuttle/landing without going through our outfitters and having the proper ticket.  Those that do not have the proper ticket, will not be able to park a car or use our PRIVATE Landing.  Please make other arrangements for your end of trip pick-up.  Vehicles are subject to tow at owners’ expense and Trespassers will be prosecuted.

For our camping guests: We do not transport personal tubes/floats.  Visitors of our camping guests may not bring their personal tubes/floats.

Yes, we do provide transport for you and your equipment with a reservation.  Please call us at 763-444-9626 to discuss your personal arrangements.

Yes… Please call to set up your trip.  763-444-9626

           Also check out Minnesota’s Rum River Information:  https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/watertrails/rumriver/index.html

And the Rum River Map:   https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/canoe_routes/rum.pdf

Country Camping is located at approximately the 30 mile marker on the West Bank of the Rum River, just south of the city of Isanti.

  • Not Allowed:
    • Glass or Styrofoam Containers
    • Excessive Alcohol or lewd behavior is not tolerated.
    • Bring your designated driver.
    • We reserve the right to inspect all items.
    • No excessive use of alcohol or lewd obnoxious behavior is not welcome on the river.

It is a River. Conditions are always moving and changing. It is always your responsibility to take care of yourself and others that accompany you. The Rum River is a designated Level 1 Wild and Scenic river with a sandy bottom of varying depths.

To comply with COVID-19 guidelines:  *Only Guests Registered to a specific camp site (no visitors) may board the bus. No more than 10 persons on a bus.   Masks must be worn on the bus.

Please return all your personal items, cans, bottles & containers.  Join us in September for the annual “Friends of the Rum River” clean-up day.