Cool Down on the Namekagon River: Water Sports for Everyone to Enjoy

Water sports and summertime on the Namekagon River go together like a kayak and a paddle. It’s hard to do one without the other! Luckily, the Namekagon River is not only beautiful and bountiful with flowing waters, active wildlife and dense forestry, but it is also packed full of nonstop fun and memories. River outfitters all along the Namekagon River have rentals for water sports to fit anyone’s sense of adventure. 


When you’re tubing, you don’t tell the Namekagon River where to go – it tells you. Kick back, relax and let the water guide you through canopies of lush greenery and open, clear blue skies. Tubes come with a bottom or bottomless, with a back or without; you can also rent cooler tubes, after all, hydration is key when floating down the Namekagon. Tubing is great for large groups, family reunions and friends looking for lifelong memories. 


Canoeing on the Namekagon River is great for beginners and skilled paddlers. Many outfitters along the Namekagon have a variety of trip lengths to choose from and will help you plan whether it’s a picnic stop or an overnight camping adventure. Fishing is also abundant on the Namekagon River and canoeing is a great way to explore and fish at the same time. 


Kayaking the Namekagon River is a sport that can be enjoyed alone or with a group. Many river outfitters have a variety of kayaks to choose from depending on the type of trip you and your group are looking for. 


For an extra challenge, try stand up paddleboards. No worries though, you can sit, kneel and even have a lie-down on one if you need a break. Stand up paddleboards allow you to have a different perspective of the Namekagon River – one you have to try! 

Try something new this summer – whether it’s a new section of the river or a new water sport. Visit our comprehensive list of river outfitters to start your Namekagon adventure today!