About Us

Bent River is your outdoor adventure outfitter located in Old Town Mankato. We rent kayaks, canoes,stand-up paddle boards (SUP), snowshoes and specialize in guided trips throughout the Blue Earth County river valley.Contact us for custom activities including corporate outings, team building events, friend and family trips, eco tours, yoga, paddling lessons and much more!

2017  B.R.O. Guides

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Daniel Lee
B.R.O. Manager
Age: 28
Mankato, Mn
Major: Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services-Leisure Planning Management MSU-Mankato

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Nick Blethen
Guide
Age: 31
Mankato, Mn
Associates: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Kate Barnes
Guide
Age: 20
River Falls, WI
Major: Marketing
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Toby Turbes
Guide
Age: 26
Mankato, Mn
“Happiest on my bike, in my van, or on the river”
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Deborah Indorf
Guide
Age: 21
Mankato, Mn

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Tyler Meihak
Guide
Age:23
Urban Studies- Minor History & Political Science
“Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.”- JFK

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Krista Johnson
Guide
Age:31
Mankato, Mn
Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services- Therapeutic Recreation

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Jake Fee
Guide
Age: 22
Mankato, Mn

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Guide
Age: 26
Mankato, Mn

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Guide
Age: 28
Mankato, Mn
Major: Music BA
“Explorers are we, intrepid and bold, Out in the wild, amongst wonders untold. Equipped with our wits, a map, and a snack, We’re searching for fun we’re on the right track!” -Calvin and Hobbes
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Paul Weber
Guide
Age: 29
Mankato,Mn
Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services- Wildland Management

Carolyn Runck
Age: 26
Assistant Guide

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Assistant Guide
Age: 17
Mankato, Mn
Mankato West High School

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Noah Weimert
Assistant Guide
Age: 17
Mankato, Mn
Mankato West High School