Kayak and Canoe Rentals and Outfitters in Central Wisconsin

Whether you’re a seasoned paddler looking for top-tier equipment or a beginner eager to dip your paddle in the water for the first time, we’ve got you covered.

Drift Explorer, based in Mosinee, WI, USA, is a mobile paddle sports rental outfitter and outdoor gear retailer committed to delivering top-notch equipment and service to outdoor lovers. Their range of paddle sports gear and outdoor equipment, available for rent or purchase, caters to adventurers seeking serene waters or thrilling outdoor experiences. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, their team assists in maximizing each customer’s outdoor journey.

Contact: 715-660-8316

Website: getontheriver.com

Chris and Renae, seasoned adventurers, joined forces to establish River’s Edge, drawing on their extensive outdoor experiences ranging from kayaking and fly fishing to mountain biking and hiking. Their adventurous journey, spanning from Colombia’s jungles to Wisconsin’s snowy forests, led them to Papoose Lake, where the legacy of Mac’s Shack captured their hearts. Now, at River’s Edge, they embrace the thrill of exploration, offering paddling excursions, secluded camping experiences, and off-grid adventures, sharing the magic of the outdoors with fellow enthusiasts, amidst the serene backdrop of nature’s wonders.

Contact: 715-543-8070

Website: www.riversedgemw.com

Kayak rentals are available at D.C. Everest Park on Wausau’s southwest side adjacent to an ADA paddle launch. Four kayaks can be rented for $20.00/2-hours. The system uses a credit card and includes a PFD, kayak, and paddle.

Kayak rentals are available at D.C. Everest Park on Wausau’s southwest side adjacent to an ADA paddle launch. Four kayaks can be rented for $20.00/2-hours. The system uses a credit card and includes a PFD, kayak, and paddle.

Know Before You Go

Please review these important safety reminders before getting on the water.

Safe & Smart

Check the weather and water temperature before going paddling.

Wear a Lifejacket

Don’t be a statistic.

Know Your Limits

There are old paddlers and bold paddlers, but no old bold paddlers! Know your skill level.

Don’t Drink and Paddle

Water and booze don’t mix.

Have the Right Gear

Footwear, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, trail map, water, snacks, water tight bag for personal items and your cell phone, bilge pump, and first aid kit.

File a Float Plan

Communicate to family and friends your put-in and take-out, and when you are paddling.

Water Levels & Obstacles

Be aware of water levels, rapids, and dams before you get into the water.

In Case of Emergency Call 911

Remember your mile markers and landmarks.

Have a Map or App

Take a map or download an app to know where you are at on the water. 

No Glass on the Wisconsin River

It is illegal to have glass on the Wisconsin River. If you are caught, the DNR will fine you up to $749.

Know Before You Go

Please review these important safety reminders before getting on the water.

Safe & Smart

Check the weather and water temperature before going paddling.

Wear a Lifejacket

Don’t be a statistic.

Know Your Limits

There are old paddlers and bold paddlers, but no old bold paddlers! Know your skill level.

Don’t Drink and Paddle

Water and booze don’t mix.

Have the Right Gear

Footwear, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, trail map, water, snacks, water tight bag for personal items and your cell phone, bilge pump, and first aid kit.

File a Float Plan

Communicate to family and friends your put-in and take-out, and when you are paddling.

Water Levels & Obstacles

Be aware of water levels, rapids, and dams before you get into the water.

In Case of Emergency Call 911

Remember your mile markers and landmarks.

Have a Map or App

Take a map or download an app to know where you are at on the water. 

No Glass on the Wisconsin River

It is illegal to have glass on the Wisconsin River. If you are caught, the DNR will fine you up to $749.

Apps

We put together some recomended apps for anyone planning a trip out on the water.

Resources

Check out these resources to help you out when you are planning a trip out on the water.

Apps

We put together some recomended apps for anyone planning a trip out on the water.

Resources

Check out these resources to help you out when you are planning a trip out on the water.

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