Minnesota White Water Rafting

 Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking Tours Near Minneapolis

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minnesota raftingExperience Minnesota Whitewater Rafting on the “clean and beautiful” Kettle River.

Minnesota whitewater rafting and kayaking trips on the rapids of Banning State – 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.

Just an hour north of  Minneapolis, easy to find location just off Interstate 35.  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

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

Kettle River Rafting and Kayaking Adventures

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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 ??

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

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