Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental

Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental

Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental
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Kayaking & Canoeing
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Riverwood specializes in one 7 mile trip on the St. Croix River; Interstate Park to Osceola Landing. Guests start by arriving at Riverwood’s NEW HOME in Osceola, Wi 10 minutes before there scheduled start time. Riverwood leaves from there to bring guests up to Interstate Park, a 20 minute van ride. Guests then paddle the 7 miles down river back to the Osceola Landing where they will find a Riverwood Captain waiting for them to bring them back to their car in town, a 5 minute van ride. Happy Paddling! Owners Joel Carlson, Kevin Carlson and Andrew Carlson
Osceola, Wisconsin

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Mary D
Saint Paul, MN2 contributions
Jul 2022
Four of us got two canoes, and it was a total of $100 ($25 each). Not only did we have more than three glorious hours in this beautiful river/scenery, but our care was basically VIP on both sides of the ride!
We were cheerfully greeted in the parking lot (where attendees remain the entire day - so you can feel confident in the safety of your vehicle). Took a bit of a ride (beautiful and comfortable ride) to the starting point. The drivers carried our canoes to the water for us. When we arrived at the end, they were standing right there to take care of the canoes. We just grabbed our stuff and hopped on the bus. We were immediately on the couple-minute trip back to the parking lot, without having to wait to fill the bus. The bus driver and those working at the lot were just as cheerful as those who take care of us at the start in the morning. We’ll definitely be back! Loved loved loved the service!!!!
Written July 18, 2022
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kimx4019
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Hello, I shared an anniversary with my girlfriend by visiting the Saint Croix River and canoeing down it with Riverwood Canoe. Booking a reservation through their website was the easiest process I have ever had with any reservation website. On the day, we were late for our reservation, but we were able to text their number and they responded within seconds saying it was okay to be late and they would wait for us with their shuttle. I really appreciated their understanding and willingness to accommodate for us. Our shuttle driver also gave us an amazing impromptu tour of Osceola, WI while driving to the canoe landing and it was really cool to hear more about the city from someone who grew up in the area. There is a lot of history in Osceola I did not know about. It was a very unique experience and I would highly recommend canoeing/kayaking with Riverwood!
Written August 13, 2021
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Stephanie W
Newport Beach, CA2 contributions
Aug 2022
So most of the boats are sit in so tipping is a very low risk. I love this company. I love the extra service because it’s just so simple. Everyone who has gone with me and were first timers were amazed by how easy it all was. It takes away the intimidation
Written August 27, 2022
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kbee3131
Bloomington, MN1 contribution
Aug 2022
The trip was seamless from start to finish. We ordered on-line. With a no fee cancellation policy, it was easy to commit to a day of kayaking. We brought a group of 12 and we were easily transported to and from the pick up and drop off sites. We had a small reservation problem and the customer service was excellent. Great value for the price. Highly recommend. The only thing that could have been better was the water level was a little low in a few spots but that is out of anyone's control. Had a wonderful time. Thanks you Riverwood! You made our day.
Written August 16, 2022
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unlikelyheidi
Saint Paul, MN1 contribution
Aug 2021
I’ve done a couple trips with Riverwood now, and their operation is so convenient and slick. I have my own kayak, but the shuttle, ease of launching, and ease of wrapping up at the end — all for a reasonable cost — is worth the cost of the service. Every staff person I’ve encountered has been so kind, helpful, and interesting to chat with. The St. Croix is a beautiful and comfortable river to paddle. Highly recommend Riverwood — I know I’ll be booking with them again in the future. Happy paddling!
Written August 8, 2021
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Kneplerh
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Excellent canoe trip down the river, easy ride, and fun for all ages. We had an 11 month old and other young kids canoe with us, and it took us about 5 hours because we made lots of stops for swimming at all the sand bars. Riverwood was great working with our large group getting us to and from the river.
Written August 12, 2022
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amj2118
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Riverwood was easy to book online and I didn't have to worry about booking ahead because they have a great cancellation policy. My husband and I took our 12, 9, and 2 year old in a canoe and tandem kayak. It's a quick 15-20 minute drive to the river and then we spent the day paddling down the river with stops for swimming and picnicking. It was so enjoyable not to worry about meeting our pickup person at a specific time. They're just waiting at the boat landing! Plus, they made an extra effort to help us locate our toddler's lost shoes. I highly recommend!
Written August 8, 2021
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rhiannao
Kenosha, WI44 contributions
Jun 2022
Had a nice trip down the river. Riverwood Canoe & Kayak did all the annoying legwork that gets ya exhausted before even getting in the water which makes for smooth sailing (lol) for paddlers. The person who drove us was chill and explained anything we would need to know. Price was right too, $30/kayak for as long as you want/however long it takes you to get to the pick up is a solid price. I've seen places charge more than this for 1-2 hours so it was refreshing to have a more fair option.
Written June 11, 2022
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ltdoan2014
United States8 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
Create company to deal with, good equipment compare to other outfitters around and customer service was top notched.

We had a starting crew of 12 people, 6 adults, 4 kids reserved for a busy Saturday. On Saturday we had another 5 people wanting to join. Called Aaron and he was accommodating to work with our reservation. On the morning, everyone was running late and coming from different direction. He answered all our questions and accommodated us with options to get our crew organized and floating down the river.

Equipment was in good condition. the canoe paddles were the bent head kinds that is nicer than other rentals I saw on the river.
Written June 18, 2020
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Thanks for your excellent review! We aim to make our guest experience positive from start to finish. We look forward to serving your crew again!
Written July 7, 2020
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sjmiller598
1 contribution
Jun 2021
We have taken canoes down the St Croix before, but this time we chose tandem kayaks. Everything was in order for the excursion and we didn't need anything during the trip down the river. Helpers were friendly and engaging. The kayaks allow you to sit closer to the water, but also seem to not ride as low in the water due to the lower weight which made submerged sand bars easier to ford. Additionally, having a small storage area behind the rear kayak seat made keeping shoes and items dry was nice. Only annoyance was ones seating position became a bit uncomfortable after 6 of 7 miles.
Written July 7, 2021
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We're glad you had a fun day with us on the river! It's our goal to make sure you have a great day on the river! We hope you'll come again!
Written July 17, 2021
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