Root River Outfitters | Lanesboro Minnesota


Saturday, September 19, 2020:

We will be open today at 10am.  We will be running canoe and kayak routes for experienced, adult river paddlers.

No tubing routes running today.

Tubing:  Available only on weekends with weather permitting.

Canoes/Kayaks:  Available weekdays and weekends by reservation and with weather permitting.

Thank you

Please be aware of Governor Walz’s mask mandate while visiting Root River Outfitters.

Must be 18 years old to rent equipment, or with a responsible adult.  We discourage young children on the river. Must have a minimum of 2 adults with any children under 12.

Thank you.



1) If you are bringing any children under 90lbs please bring personal life jackets for them.  

2) All shuttles will leave at their designated time.  Please have vehicles at shop and ready to leave 15 minutes before scheduled route!


 1) Tubes are on a first come basis.

2) There is no string provided to tie together (we do not recommend it).  Please plan accordingly.

3)  We discourage young children on the river. All children that do go out require a minimum of 2 adults with them and if under 90 lbs need a personal life jacket.

4)  We cannot meet the needs of split group rentals.  (Split groups are when some in your group rent from us and some have personal gear.)

5) Please see our Covied-19 page for updates including shuttling.

We would like to thank everyone in advance as we prepare for a safe and fun time while on the river.

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Join us at Root River Outfitters located on the beautiful Root River in Lanesboro, Minnesota. The Root River boasts plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Whether your interests lie in biking, canoeing, tubing, kayaking or fishing, the Root River is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the breath-taking landscapes and wildlife of Southeastern Minnesota.

Root River Outfitters is family owned and operated. This rental business has been serving river and trail enthusiasts for over 30 years.

At Root River Outfitters, we have a great TEAM of employees who work hard so that your trip is a successful day of fun and relaxation.

From the moment your journey begins, we are there to ensure that everything runs smoothly. We do all the work so you can be sure that your job is to simply have fun!


Canoe and Kayak Reservations

PHONE | 507-467-3400

Water Levels

Please check with the MN DNR for information on current water levels:



Root River Outfitters | Lanesboro Minnesota
Root River Outfitters
101 Parkway Ave. South | Lanesboro, MN 55949
507-467-3400 |
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