Canoeing & Kayaking

Pristine Wilderness Just Minutes From Civilization

Whether you’re hoping to glide peacefully down the river in a canoe or looking for a kayaking journey that’s a bit more adventurous, Tatanka Bluffs offers something for everyone. Our visitors seeking adventures in the water can choose between the Minnesota River, the Redwood River and the Cottonwood River, each offering a unique vantage point from which to view the natural beauty of Tatanka Bluffs.  Click here to learn more about the Minnesota River Blueway application!

No matter which river you select though, you’ll quickly find yourself immersed in the wilderness, enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

No Canoe? No Problem. Rental Canoes Available

Are you interested in canoeing, but lacking a canoe? Not a problem. The Redwood-Cottonwood River Control Area offers daily canoe rentals for use within the Redwood and Cottonwood River Watersheds. Contact the RCRCA offices at 507-637-2142 Ext.4.

Additionally, thanks to the recent Southern Minnesota Gateway grant, Fort Ridgely State Park & Upper Sioux Agency State Park will begin offering canoes rentals in late July 2010, along with trailers for towing the canoes if you’re hoping to start further upstream. For more information, please call Fort Ridgely State Park or Upper Sioux Agency State Park.

Ample Opportunities for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Of course, your adventures need not end with the river. If you love the outdoors, you’ll find plenty of opportunities and activities in Tatanka Bluffs. After a day on the river you can spend the night under the stars, camping in one of our state parks. Or you

There’s no end to the great outdoors when you’re in Tatanka Bluffs. Contact us today for more information about our events and adventures.