507.388.BENT (2368)

Bent River Outfitter

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Weekly Schedule


Retail Shop: By Appointment Only


Retail Shop: By Appointment Only
SUP Yoga: 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Retail Shop: By Appointment Only


Retail Shop: 9:00am - 6:00pm


Retail Shop: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Open Shuttle: 1:00pm
Happy Hour Float: 5:30pm


Retail Shop: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Open Shuttles: 11:00am and 1:00pm


Retail Shop: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Open Shuttle: 1:00pm

Open Shuttles are adventures that anyone can join. Bent River Outfitter will load up your gear onto our trailer and lead you out to the Fort LeHillier landing on County Road 90. There you can drop your vehicle and join us in our van. From there we will drive to the Rapidan Dam and help everyone get in the Blue Earth River, which you can float for about 4 hours, eventually finishing at the Fort LeHillier landing where your vehicle will be waiting for you.
Happy Hour Floats are similar to Open Shuttles, but instead start at the Fort LeHillier landing at County Road 90 and finish at Sibley Park. The Happy Hour Floats will always have a river guide along on the adventure.
SUP Yoga is a weekly event at Hiniker Pond, led by a certified yoga instructor and running from June to the end of August. $25 per person, or $15 if you have your own SUP!

About Us

Bent River is your outdoor adventure outfitter located in Old Town Mankato. We rent kayaks, canoes, snowshoes and stand-up paddle boards (SUP) 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!

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We experienced a last minute 4-hour guided tour on the Minnesota River on a beautiful fall day. Our guides - River Ricky and Jamie were great. We stopped at an island where Ricky started a fire and warmed up homemade chicken-sausage-shrimp gumbo over rice that was more than delicious. These guys are the real deal. Absolutely excellent.

Sandra P. From Emmetsburg, Iowa.