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“3rd trip and it gets better every time”

Clear Waters Outfitting
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Clear Waters Outfitting is Central Minnesota's premier paddle sport specialty shop and outfitter operating from a historic location on the Mississippi River! Clear Waters Outfitting offers canoe rentals, kayak rentals, stand up paddle (SUP) board rentals, kayak fishing, shuttles, day trips, extended trips, outfitting, and sales. Clear Waters Outfitting is the place to find high quality gear and equipment at exceptional prices. ing and outdoor gear supplier who takes care of your adventurous needs! In a historic location on the Mississippi River, featuring canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and outdoor gear from manufacturers such as Wenonah, Current Designs, Osagian, Pau Hana, Bending Branches, Duluth Pack, and many more.
Reviewed July 31, 2014

if you are looking for a fun time and want to enjoy the outdoors this is a great place to go.The staff is very friendly and helpful. The equipment is well maintained and comfortable.

Thank Ryan K
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was our families first canoe trip ever and we had a blast. Even our 8 and 9 year old girls could help in the paddling.The staff was very outgoing,experienced and friendly. Facility was very clean and full of items to purchase such as; apparel, camping items, fishing, trinkets, munchies and so much more. They gave a map of our tour which was very well laid out with land marks. Perfect tour for the whole family experienced or not.

Thank Shanna J
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Dan M, Owner at Clear Waters Outfitting, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Thanks so much for the kind review. We love getting families out on this stretch of river. It is wonderful for beginners, and kids can have a great time exploring, swimming, and seeing wildlife. It is a great way to get kids interested in the outdoors and we hope your family has discovered a life long activity that you can all do together. Paddle on : )

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

My son and I came from the UK to paddle from Minnesota, up the Red River to Winnipeg, and through in to the rivers of Northern Manitoba.
Much of the planning had to be done by phone and email and we could not have been luckier than choosing Dan and the people at Clear Waters Outfitting to outfit for us. Their extensive knowledge and kind advice helped us through the planning, and when we arrived in Clearwater their help and hospitality made fitting out very easy.
We bought a Wenonah canoe from them and with advice from Dan and Wenonah we were able to make several modifications to suit our needs. They have a well-stocked store from which we bought things ranging from graphite paddles to bannock mixes.
When we ran into problems on the trip we were able to contact Dan and he sorted things out easily.
It was a memorable trip and one of the things that made it so was meeting people like Dan and the staff at Clear Water Outfitting.
Whether you just want an afternoon paddle or you want to cross the continent I would have no hesitation in recommending Clear Water Outfitting.
Jeremy & Charlie

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Dan M, Owner at Clear Waters Outfitting, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

Hi Jeremy & Charlie, Thank you so much for the kind words. One of the true pleasures in our business is meeting all sorts of travelers and vacationers. Although most people are from within driving distance to Clearwater MN, we have also had a few travelers from around the world outfit through us. Paddling, adventure, and getting out into the wilderness has the same wonderful appeal to people all over the globe : )

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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Service is amazing. This was my first ever fishing kayak purchase and Dan and his team took me through the whole process. From purchasing only what I needed to showing me how to mount it on my vehicle, this truly was full service. I know they made this much easier than any “big box” sporting goods store would have. They were even very quick to resolve one of my issues (self-inflicted!) with my boat. The people and products make this the best place to get you ready for the water.

My NuCanoe is all that it was advertised. It’s sturdy on the water, easy to maneuver and comfortable. The 12’ Frontier is a bit cumbersome to get up and tie on a rooftop, but once you get a good system down it is manageable for one person. I put a 40lb trolling motor on and it scoots across the lake pretty well, but it’s easy to handle with just the paddle too. Talk to the folks at Clear Water Outfitting to see if this is the best fit for you.

Tony F.

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Dan M, Owner at Clear Waters Outfitting, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2014

Wow...Thanks for the kind words Tony. We really enjoy helping people get into the right equipment for what ever purpose they intend to use it for. Although we specialize in all kinds of paddle sports, kayak fishing has become a true love of ours being on the banks of one of the best kayak fishing rivers in the state : ) The amount of NuCanoe Frontier lovers continues to grow by leaps and bounds : )

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

We did the shorter canoe trip with our kids and it was a great day of nature, family time, and a little exercise. These guys are great. All you do is show up and they do all the rest. Did a gift certificate for my boss for Christmas this year knowing it's such a good time!

Thank N001363
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Dan M, Owner at Clear Waters Outfitting, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Wow....thanks for a nice review. It is so great to see the family bonding that happens on these trips and really fun for us to get kids out on the river and into nature.

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