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“We Love Debbie and Dave!”
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Lava Creek Adventures
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Owner description: Specializing in guided outdoor adventures on land and water in the greater Yellowstone area. Private guided Yellowstone tours, guided kayaking and kayak rentals, combo trips with scenic kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding…We’re the source!
Wausau, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We Love Debbie and Dave!”
Reviewed October 3, 2010

When planning our trip to Yellowstone, I read a glowing review of Lava Creek Adventures and then spoke with Debbie Robinson about our trip. Our decision to hire Lava Creek for a private two day tour was the best decision made and well worth the extra expense. We started our adventure with Debbie , kayaking Hebgen Lake late afternoon for 2-3 hours, a great way to start the trip. Up bright and early (better viewing, fewer people), Debbie picked us up for our tour of the Lower Loop and spent the day with an very enthusiastic guide. She is sooooooo much fun and very knowledgeable. Our second day was again an early rise, by choice, and spent the day with David Robinson touring the Upper Loop. David has a scientific background and was a walking encyclopedia, yet had the knack of explaining things in a very understandable manner. We highly recommend Lava Creek and recommend booking a private tour.

1 Thank Realmeg51
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47 reviews from our community

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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“Two thumbs up for Lava Creek”
Reviewed September 19, 2010

We’d highly recommend Lava Creek to those seeking to learn and stray off the beaten track while having the attentive guidance of an experienced local. We had David Robinson as our guide and found his love and knowledge of nature deep and engaging. David spoke to our varying interests and ages and showed an aptitude for teaching children. He’s one of those rare persons who leaves you feeling blessed just to have met him. Our experience in Yellowstone was largely enriched by David’s vast knowledge and years of experience exploring the Park and its surrounding area.
He took us in a van that fit 11 passengers for 3 days and gave us the flexibility of where and what to see and do each day---which was nice because the weather was so unpredictable. We also rented kayaks from him and appreciated his advice on where to go to enjoy nature up-close without the gaggle of other tourists.
We’re thankful we booked a tour with Lava Creek. There would have been so much we would have missed out on if we hadn’t.

1 Thank TJW_06
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Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“David Robinson hiking - excellent!”
Reviewed July 29, 2010

We did an all day hike (about 8 miles) with David. He was extremely knowledgeable about the park, wildlife, and plant life as well as thermal features. He took us to places in the park that are less traveled and we spent the entire day seeing almost no one else even though it was peak season and the park was full. David related exceptionally well to all three of our children (18,16,14) and made sure the hike was fun and exciting for them. Highly recommend

1 Thank VirginiaJkl
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north dakota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“out door fun in West Yellowstone”
Reviewed July 1, 2007

We have been coming to West Yellowstone for several years now for the summer. West Yellowstone does not offer much in means of recreational activities and finding Pete at Paddle On Adventures was great. We have lots of family that visit while we are here and having this option to get out on the water is wonderful...Pete even let us rent the kayaks, we threw them on the top of our truck and had full range to explore the lake all day. We highly recommend Paddle On Adventures!

4 Thank ladyy
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Bethesda, MD
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“summer time fun in Big Sky”
Reviewed May 15, 2007

My parents own a property at Moonlight Basin, and we have been going out to visit the big sky area so that the kids can see their grand parents and enjoy Montana. The trouble is how to get the kids to actually visit with their grand parents, who are not going to go rafting or mountain biking.
We found Paddle On Adventures which is a local guy who rents kayaks on Hebgen Lake. The lake was gorgeous, every one had so much fun, including my mother who had my oldest son paddle her around.
Be aware once you leave Big Sky there are not many bathrooms on the drive.

5 Thank MD2MT
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