River Recreation

The Northwest Minnesota Riverland Region has many options to choose from when it comes to recreation on the Red Lake River. You’ll find kayaking, tubing, fishing and much more! Here are a list of outfitters in each community to help you make the most out of your vacation. Please call 218-686-9785 with any questions.

• Crookston

Oliver’s Canoe Rentals – 208 Golf Terrace, Crookston, MN

Contact Information: https://www.facebook.com/oliverscanoes/ – 218-289-0551

Canoe Rentals available. Transportation upon request with an additional fee. Serving the Red Lake River in Polk County from Red Lake Falls, MN to Fisher, MN.

• Fertile

City of Fertile Kayak Rental

Call the City office at 218-945-3136 during business hours (8 AM – 5PM M-F) for rental information.

Kayakers and paddlers from the surrounding communities come to Fertile to explore the inside edition of the Sand Hills from the perspective of the river.

• Greater Grand Forks 

The Boathouse on the Red – 101 River Road, Grand Forks, ND

Contact Information: http://groundupadventures.com/bhotr – 701-696-9005 – groundupadventures@gmail.com

Open Wednesday-Friday:  4 pm – 8 pm and Saturday-Sunday: 12-8 pm

Rental Cost for 2 hours:

  • Canoe $10
  • Kayak (solo) $5  (Tandem) $10
  • Stand Up Paddle Board  $10

• Red Lake Falls 

Voyageur’s View – 18611 105th Ave. SW, Red Lake Falls, MN 

Contact Information: http://www.voyageursview.com/ – 218-253-4329 – voyageursview@gmail.com

Tubing Available Memorial Day thru Labor Day

  • Floating Beings at 10am Daily
  • Shuttle Service: 10am – 5pm Daily
  • (After August 15th, 10am – 4pm Daily)

Kayak Rental Rates and Trips

  • $20 – Tube Run (4-mile trip)
  • $30 – HWY 32 Bridge run (5.5-mile trip)
  • $45 – St. Hilaire to Voyageur’s View (12-mile trip)
  • $55 – Voyageur’s View to Huot Park (15-mile trip)

• St. Hilaire

St. Hilaire City Park – St. Hilaire, MN 

Call 218-964-5257 or 218-684-0318 for more information.

Surrounded by the Red Lake River. Enjoy canoeing fishing, hiking, horseshoe, walking trails, and a playground.

• Thief River Falls

Family Time Racquetball and Fitness – 1571 Hwy. 59 SE, Thief River Falls, MN

Contact Information: https://www.facebook.com/trfamilytime/ – 218-681-6709 – christina.pribyl@gmail.com

Discover the fun of being on the river. Stand-up paddle board and kayak rentals, full or half days. Transportation and helpful instruction available.