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Burke's Canoe Trips on the Russian River

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Address: 8600 River Road, Forestville, CA
Phone Number: +1 707-887-1222
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Burke's offers canoe rentals for ten mile trips down the Russian River. No...

Burke's offers canoe rentals for ten mile trips down the Russian River. No experience is necessary, but you must know how to swim.

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The good news is this is a great place to spend 3-4 hours canoeing on a great river. The only issue I had with Burke's is when I called for information on two consecutive days I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 16, 2016
pilotnow78
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Northern Wisconsin

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Northern Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The good news is this is a great place to spend 3-4 hours canoeing on a great river. The only issue I had with Burke's is when I called for information on two consecutive days I was told the price of the canoe rental was $ 55.00. Yet when I arrived I was told that " sometimes it sounds like... More 

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time on the Russian River, renting kayaks from Burke's Canoe Trips. No crowd mid-week just prior to Labor Day. Burke's people couldn't have been nicer. Clean facilities at the launch point. Easy float all the way. Several beaches for a picnic or to beach kayaks for a swim in deeper holes. We spent about 4.5 hours on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Burkes was my first canoe trip on the Russian River (and first anything on the Russian River) and it was perfect. The staff made it easy to get going right away. They have a perfect location for first time canoeing with fairly still waters (at least in July) with great little spots to stop and picnic on the banks. They... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Canoeing as fun, if a bit crowded over July 4th. Good guidance and prep, safety honored first. A fun time was had by my family.

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a great way to see 10 miles of the beautiful river, get some exercise, some sun, and not kill yourself (I am in my 60's). I can't think of a better way to get close to nature. Best time is weekdays when it is less crowded, get there when they open at 10AM.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Don't go expecting rapids...this is just a nice little 10-mile scenic trip down the Russian. Good for young and inexperienced canoers/kayakers to cut their chops on some bends. You'll see lots of birds, and we even caught a glimpse of some otters!

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Springville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

3 couples canoed the Russian River on a Monday. The location is easy to find and the staff was helpful and pleasant. We were from out of the area and they offered a cooler for our use free so we could pack a lunch. Nice touch! A bag of ice was $2.00. The canoes are in good shape although I... More 

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Crockett, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Great way to spend a hot summer day. Good for couples, family's with teens, friends, or solo. Many little beach areas to pull over to have beach fun before you get to the wider part of the river. Its nice they have a pick up point to drive you back to the starting point to retrieve your vehicle. Be sure... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Friendly, organized, campground, easy to get going, cash only. Follow the directions on the website - GPS doesn't always get you there. We loved the first 2/3 of the trip with easy paddling, great views, nice beaches to stop at. The last 1/3 was tough up-river with the wind blowing! Would definitely do it again. Watch a "how to paddle"... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Burke's is my favorite place to rent kayaks. You start in Forestville and end just past Stumptown Brewery in Guerneville. In total it's 10 miles. It's a great trip. Be prepared to be attacked by massive groups of kids with skirt guns or just a bucket of water they'll kindly dump on your head as you pass. Unfortunately no dogs... More 

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