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Trading Post Canoe, Kayak and Campground

Mongo, IN, USA
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About Trading Post Canoe, Kayak and Campground
We are a family owned & operated business located just west of State Road 3 on 300 North in Mongo, Indiana. Established in 1971, the Trading Post offers canoe and kayak trips along 26 miles of the scenic Pigeon River and a 70-site riverside campground available with primitive, electric, and group sites. Open seven days a week from April to October. We look forward to seeing you on the river!
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Chasity wrote a review Sep 2020
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As always the owners and staff at Trading Post were awesome! They are super fun, friendly, and so helpful. My favorite place to kayak around here! They are the best!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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CincinnatiCeleste wrote a review Sep 2020
Cincinnati115 contributions86 helpful votes
I wanted to try kayaking so we went to Trading Post Outfitters when we were in the area. We made a reservation for a specific time. You can see how many spots are open at each time, which is good because my husband does not like crowds. It turns out the time is not so important because we put in to the river right from their property. We did the 4 miles as for my first time, I didn't know if I would like it. I liked it pretty well. The river runs pretty steady so we didn't have to do any heavy paddling. My only complaint, is that this river is pretty deep and reedy so it was a long time before we could find anywhere to pull off and get out and get in the water. I'm sure expert kayakers could get back in from deep water but there is no way we could have. All in all, I think there were maybe 3 spots where you could go up to the shore to get out of your kayak. So I didn't like that you could not pull over to swim and get wet because it was a pretty hot day. With the 4 mile, you need to keep a phone with you so you can call for a pick up when you get out at the end. They had waterproof boxes to rent for $5 and they clip on to the kayak too so you can't lose it if you tip over.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Bradlon G wrote a review Sep 2020
Brookfield, Illinois2 contributions
Always a great time. Staff are friendly and helpful. If you have any questions ask for suggestions. They always do everything possible to insure your good time.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Brent S wrote a review Sep 2020
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The owners and staff are always there to help or ask any questions! The campground is always clean upon arrival and the kayak trips are awesome!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Michelle R wrote a review Sep 2020
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Staff was great and helpful. You had to have a mask on to enter the office and for the bus ride, they had them available for my husband and daughter who didn't bring one. We didn't think about the bus ride. We did the 10 mile trip with our 13 year old daughter. We stopped along the river and ate lunch, the total trip took almost 5 hours with the short bus ride to the drop off point. They explained the river trip well and where to pull out our kayaks and drop them off at the dam to re-enter. I was disappointed in all the litter bugs. I don't mind that people drink for the canoe/kayak trip, but please pick up after yourself. It just ruins the scenery and not good for the animal in the river. I must have seen over 20 beer cans and bottles.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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