Gear Up: River Outfitters Along The Namekagon River

No matter where your journey takes you along the Namekagon River, there are river outfitters with plenty of knowledge, gear and good stories to make your journey memorable. 

With summer just starting, there is plenty of time left to squeeze in a trip to the Namekagon River. Give any of these local businesses a call and get your trip started today! 

Sawyer County 

Bear Country Rentals

Bear Country Rentals

Located in Cable, Bear Country Rentals has daily and weekly rentals for those looking to spend more time on the Namekagon River. 

Hayward Outfitters

Hayward Outfitters is another option for daily and weekly rentals for canoes and kayaks. They even have delivery and pick up services available for rentals that are longer than three days. 

Rivers Edge Saloon 

Float the river and enjoy a bite to eat afterward! River’s Edge is also known for its nightlife – your day trip might just turn into a night of nonstop fun! 

Washburn County 

Camp Namekagon

Camp Namekagon - Hayward, Wisconsin RV Park & Campground

Not only does Camp Namekagon offer canoe, kayak and tube rentals with a shuttle service, but it is also an RV park and campground with an exceptionally delicious bar and grill! You and your friends or family can enjoy an entire weekend in the great outdoors. 

Heartwood Journeys

Located at Heartwood Resort, Heartwood Journeys is now offering river rentals with shuttle service included. Whether you want to relax on a tube or do some paddling, they have the perfect option for a day on the river. Explore a different part of the Namekagon in beautiful Trego! 

Flatwaters Saloon Campground

Laid-back and easy-going, Flatwaters Saloon Campground is where you go for a good time. Equipped with a campground, direct access to ATV trails and a traditional Northwoods Wisconsin tavern, you can turn your tubing trip into a weekend getaway. 

Jack’s Canoe Rental 

Jack's Canoe & Tube Rental

Jack’s Canoe Rental has canoe, kayak, tube and stand-up paddleboard rentals, and a gift shop with apparel to remind you of better days floating down the Namekagon! After your river trip, cool off with a scoop of locally made West’s Dairy ice cream. 

Log Cabin Resort 


Log Cabin Resort is fun for all ages! In addition to river rental equipment, there is also an inflatable water park, playground and open-swim beach area. With cabins and campsites available to rent, you’ll never run out of family fun! 

Pappy’s Namekagon Canoe Rental and Shuttle Service

Located in Trego, Pappy’s is a great place to go off the beaten path for river outfitters. Stay afterwards and enjoy a pizza and a cold beverage! 

Burnett County 

Pardun’s Canoe Rental and Shuttle Service

This river outfitter has a wide variety of trips to choose from. The lengths and times vary as well as sections of the river. It’s a great way to explore pieces of the Namekagon River you haven’t visited before! 

Wild River Outfitter

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Wild River Outfitter has trips for beginners to experts. They will even take you all the way to Hayward Landing for a 9-10 day paddle down the Namekagon. You can’t beat service like that!