Minnesota White Water Rafting and Kayaking

 Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking Tours Near Minneapolis

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MN white water rafting
MN white water rafting

Experience Minnesota White Water Rafting and Kayaking on the “clean and beautiful” Kettle River.

Minnesota white water rafting and kayaking trips on the rapids of Banning State Park- depending on water levels, the rapids on this stretch of the Kettle River can rate up to a class IV.
Take in amazing scenery as the river drops through rapids like Mother’s Delight, the Dragon’s Tooth and Hell’s Gate. If you’re looking to add some adventure to your life, a Minnesota Whitewater Rafting Tour is just what you need.

Please note: The Kettle River is a free flowing river. The Kettle River goes up and down with the rain. Hard Water Sports does not control the water level. At times when the river is high we run large rafts on the river. as the river drops we give clients the option of paddling inflatable kayaks or rafts. And at lower water levels everyone is in kayaks.

Easy Access to Minnesota White Water

Just an hour north of  Minneapolis your adventure starts in the small town of Sandstone, Minnesota. The easy to find location is just off Interstate 35 half way between Minneapolis and Duluth.
Minnesota white water rafting trips run from mid April through September.

Depending on your river experience it’s easy to pick a trip that matches your comfort and skill level.

Hell’s Gate on the Kettle River

The rapids on the Hell’s Gate section of the Kettle River are action-packed with spectacular views. The 3-3 ½ hour trip races through rapids that vary from intermediate to advanced in difficulty. The current is swift and the rapids are challenging, 

Be prepared for hard paddling, teamwork and getting wet. 

Please note:

  • Rafters on this adventure must be at least 10 years old.
  • All tours leave from 511 Main Street, Sandstone, MN.

Use of a Wetsuit

rafting wetsuit

We have wetsuits and splash tops and booties for early season rafting. Sign up for a Minnesota whitewater rafting tour with Hard Water Sports and there’s no-charge for early season wetsuits and splash tops.

 Minnesota White Water Rafting and Kayaking Tours

Hard Water Sports HardWaterSports@gmail.com
for Kettle River Rafting, Canoeing, and Kayaking Adventures

All Kettle River Rafting Tours leave from our guide shop in Sandstone MN – 511 Main Street

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Kettle River Rafting and Kayaking Adventures

Minnesota White Water Rafting
Minnesota White Water Rafting

We had a great time on the river! The whole family wants to go rafting again next year.

Julie H

We can find an adventure that’s perfect for your group.

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Kettle River Rafting Adventures are perfect for families.

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Are You Ready for the Adventure of your Summer ? Are you ready for Minnesota Whitewater rafting ??

Whitewater Rafting Cancellation and Refund policy

Minimum requirements for Hard Water Sports white water raft guides.

All Kettle River Rafting Tours leave from 511 Main Street Sandstone MN.

“Adam was an awesome guide”

River was beautiful. Swimming under the waterfall was a total bonus!

“Great fun tour and excellent guides!”

Thank you we enjoyed our day and look forward to coming back again.

Who knew Minnesota had white water rafting?

Tony and Lily were knowledgeable, patient, and respectful to everyone. A great experience and a great team! I’d rate them more than 5 if I could!

Awesome adventure, the whole family loved the river tour.

Whitewater rafting, cliff jumping, and walking under a waterfalls. Fun staff.
We’ll be returning for more rafting.

The river is a blast but the guides make it great.
“So much fun!! “

Our first time with any whitewater and it was great! We will be back using Hard Water Sports again!!!

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