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Kayak the Kinni

Lower Canyon

The Lower Canyon Trip is the most scenic and beautiful trip. Only 30 minutes from the Twin Cities it is amazing that you can get away to a place that looks like it belongs in colorado. There are no houses to be seen along this 8 mile trip. This section of Kinni is full of scenery and wildlife. Enjoy the 3.5 hour trip!

Cost: $60 per kayak and includes kayak, paddle, life jacket, instruction and return transportation from the take out spot back to the park. (This is an increase because of rising fuel costs over the years. After 6 years of keeping prices the same the increased cost of doing business forced the increase in price.)


If you only need to have shuttle service back to the park that cost is $20.


**IF YOU HAVE A GROUPON VOUCHER PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN LET JASON AT KINNI KAYAK KNOW.**


**There is a $10 "Hold My Spot" fee associated with this event in an effort to minimize "no shows." You will pay the entire cost of $60 (unless you have a Groupon voucher) at the event; and your $10 will be refunded at the end of the event. If you are a "no show" the $10 will not be refunded and will be donated to the cost of keeping this Meetup going. 

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  • John G

    Sue,
    Golfed 18 holes yesterday and my back is too sore to sit in a kayak for several hours so I will unfortunately need to cancel. No need to refund my deposit.

    July 20, 2014

  • Leonikki

    It says RSVPs are closed but would love to go, thought this was the one for next week. Are there still spots?

    July 19, 2014

  • Joe L.

    Sue, I know you must be stressing a bit over the Groupon-related issues, etc. so I think it's a good time to tell you how much I (and so many others, I'm sure) appreciate all you do to organize and host your meetup events. Hang in there!

    2 · July 17, 2014

    • numrah

      I second Joe on this!!!...thanks a ton Sue

      1 · July 17, 2014

    • Chad

      I'll give that a 'like' since there has been a lot of chatter. Hoping to see some of y'all on the water!

      July 19, 2014

  • Kathy V

    Diane, were you able to make a reservation through Kinni Kayak? Or should I request a refund of my deposit and let Joe know I won't be carpooling?

    July 18, 2014

    • Diane S.

      No I was not able to do that. Sorry.

      July 18, 2014

    • Kathy V

      There seemed to be a lot of confusion about this deal. But thanks for the offer.

      July 19, 2014

  • Kathy V

    Joe, sorry I had to cancel, but thanks for the offer.

    July 19, 2014

  • Kathy V

    Joe, I'm not sure if I have a spot anymore because of the Living Social Deal. I need to confirm through Diane if we are in and I will get back to you. Thanks

    July 18, 2014

  • Joe L.

    Kathy, I sent the following to you directly through Meetup, but I heard that email sent this way often doesn't make it to its destination.

    This might change to accommodate any others who might wish to join us on Sunday. Since you are the first to express interest in sharing a ride, you can choose where you might like to leave your car off of 494, anywhere east of 35W. My cell# is[masked] in case you need to contact me on or before Sunday. We should probably meet there at around 8:30 am as it will be about an hour's drive.

    July 18, 2014

  • Sue

    Diane and Jenell, did you book directly with Kinni Kayak? If you didn't we have a problem, in that those with Groupon coupons needed to book through the Kinni Kayak site. I didn't so Lee Anne and I will not be able to kayak. HOWEVER, I WILL STILL BE THERE AS IT'S NOT FAR FOR ME. That would also mean that if you didn't book those who were using the Groupon with you will not be able to go. So KAthy and Numrah you will want to be checking with Diane and Jenell. I will be booking another day to do this and it will probably be August 9th.

    July 17, 2014

    • Lee A.

      I think the issue is lack of kayaks

      July 17, 2014

    • numrah

      Hi Sue, can I do that now?....is it possible for me to pay through his site and get a kayak ??

      July 17, 2014

  • joan k.

    Sue, I did not do anything except pay my 10 deposit. No groupon. Am I booked or not?
    Thanks!

    July 17, 2014

  • Sue

    The outfitter and I are still trying to make things work. Todd canceled out so that means we might be able to accomodate two people who have the Groupon coupon. Please keep checking this site or your emails for updates. I will be speaking with him this afternoon.

    July 17, 2014

  • Kathy V

    Joe, I would like to carpool and will be coming from Eden Prairie. Where and when would you like to meet?

    July 16, 2014

  • Mohamed

    When are you hosting this again? I would have loved to go on sunday but seems you guys are full :(

    July 16, 2014

  • Joe L.

    I will be driving from SW Mpls. Would anyone like to ride along with me to facilitate parking, get a break from driving, and save $$? I should be able to take 3 others.

    July 16, 2014

  • John G

    Yes, I need a kayak and shuttle. John G

    July 16, 2014

  • Sue

    I have the following people needing kayaks: myself, Lee Anne, Numrah, Jenelle, Diane S, Kathy V, Jo, Todd, Aga, Chad, John G, Ted U, Shannon, Joan, Cindy and Ben. If any of you do not need a kayak or need to change your RSVP please let me know ASAP. I gave my final number of needing 16 kayaks based on this list and if I need to change it I have to do it ASAP, as the outfitter has several smaller groups going out and may need the kayaks. You can also send me a text at[masked]-5618. The number will also be good for letting me know if anyone is running late that day. The weather looks to be great and warm for Sunday. Finally!

    July 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes I will need the shuttle only

    July 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Are you just putting your boat inside a large vehicle then? What kind of kayak do you have? Sounds like Paul is doing the shuttle with me and I can probably fit your boat on too depending on what it is...

      July 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Chris It is a sea eagle inflatable kayaks take the air come out very fast then it rolls up as some as a sleeping bag

      July 16, 2014

  • Kathy V

    Diane, I would love to share your
    Living Social coupon and can pay you on Sunday.

    July 16, 2014

    • Diane S.

      Great! It is all yours. See you Sunday

      July 16, 2014

  • Diane S.

    Hey would someone like to share a Living Social coupon with me? Please let me know. Thanks!

    July 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all! I see that this trip is full but would not need to rent any gear since I have my own and don’t need instruction either. If someone else wants to go I could also loan out a kayak and gear. Does anyone else have their own kayak? If someone else has their own gear or just wants to borrow gear we could meet at the takeout (on County Road F where the river crosses the road by Kinni State Park) and run the shuttle first. I could take 2 additional boats and 3 people up to the putin.

    July 3, 2014

    • Len

      Confirmed - meeting you guys at 9:30 at the takeout.

      July 15, 2014

    • Paul

      I would just be bringing a little 9 footer. Could be there at 9:30 at the takeout.

      July 15, 2014

  • Mary H.

    Change of plans for me. Now someone else can go!!

    July 15, 2014

  • Joe L.

    If I get in, I will need the shuttle only. Fingers crossed.

    July 15, 2014

  • Todd

    Glad I was able to get a spot on this trip. Since I live in Menomonie, WI it is closer for me to meet you at the river. Would we be able to work that out?

    July 14, 2014

  • Kathy

    Sue, I couldn't make this trip due to a wedding but trying to get some friends together to go on July 26. Do you have the rental place phone number at Kinni? Do I need to call and set up a time or can a person just show up there and rent on any given day? Not sure how that place works.

    July 11, 2014

  • Sowmya

    Sue,
    I have the Groupon voucher and was wondering if I could rent a kayak for two? I would like to bring a friend along but she is unable to RSVP to the event because she is on the wait list.
    So how does this work now?
    Thanks,
    Sowmya

    July 10, 2014

  • Ginger

    Sue, I just changed my RSVP to No - family plans have come up. Hope to do it another time if it's offered. Are you able to refund my $10? Thanks!

    July 9, 2014

    • Sue

      All taken care of Ginger.

      July 9, 2014

  • Sue

    Kaylene, since you have your own equipment I can open up two spots to those on the waiting list. So those on the waiting list if you would like to get off please go back into the site and update your RSVP. That way you can make the $10 deposit that's required.

    July 9, 2014

  • Mary H.

    Yes I need the shuttle, but have a kayak.

    July 6, 2014

  • Sue

    Those that have their own kayak can just show up, but it would help to know if the shuttle is needed. So please let me know.

    July 4, 2014

    • Ginger

      Sue, I will need the shuttle. Thanks!

      July 5, 2014

  • Sue

    For those who can't make the new date, I have refunded you your deposit. Sue

    July 2, 2014

  • Chad

    Sweet! I'm in!

    July 1, 2014

  • Deb J

    Sue, I would like to go on this now that date is July 20 & I would be bringing my own kayak & would need the shuttle. Is the rsvp deposit sign up for people renting or shuttle too

    June 28, 2014

    • Deb J

      Schedule change so can't go and am sorry to miss it. I really enjoyed paddling the Kinni last year.

      1 · June 30, 2014

  • Deb S

    I am unable to go on the 20th and will change my RSVP to no. I paid the $10 deposit and would like to know how to get a refund as I am not a no show. Just can't make the rescheduled date. Please advise re: refund.

    June 28, 2014

  • Kathy

    Does any one have the coupon for the Living Social deal for two?

    June 27, 2014

  • Kathy

    Eric, I will be going, would like to share Living Social deal for two with you. Thanks...

    June 5, 2014

    • Eric A.

      Kathy, I will not be able to Kayak the Kinni on the 20th of July. You'll have to rent a kayak another way.

      June 27, 2014

    • Kathy

      Okay, thanks Eric for letting me know. Stay dry in all this rain... :-)

      June 27, 2014

  • Diane S.

    Hey Sue, weather forecast in River Falls is 60% chance of rain with scattered thunder storms.

    June 27, 2014

  • Sue

    The Kinni is open & flowing close to normal. I will be giving my final numbers on Friday. So plz update your RSVP as needed.

    June 25, 2014

    • Ginger

      Still planning to attend - what do I need to do about payment for the shuttle, Sue?

      June 25, 2014

  • Jody

    I'm afraid the water may be too high for me. I have only done this once before.

    June 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not able to attend, was planning to have my own equipment and shuttle. Spooked by this high water.

    June 24, 2014

  • Diane

    would anyone care to do this someother time. A friend of mine was there the other day & said the water is still really high and really fast so they did not paddle it.

    June 22, 2014

    • Lee A.

      for those of you on Facebook, Like Kinni Kayak to be updated on closures. The river has been closed for the past 4 weekends

      June 22, 2014

    • Sue

      Jason will let me know and I'll be calling him this week.

      June 23, 2014

  • Chad

    With all the chatter about high water, we should consider another weekend, and opening this up to more than 20 as there seems to be sufficient interest.

    June 23, 2014

    • Sue

      Jason will let me know about the water situation. We can't have more than we have as there are a certain number of boats that he has that can go out at certain times. This is in order to cover the other times for people that leave after our time.

      June 23, 2014

  • Jan J.

    Any chance to get on the list to go if a spot opens up? I do not have my own kayak.

    June 22, 2014

  • Ginger

    Just moved to the Twin Cities last month and am slowly settling in. I have my own kayak and would love to do this trip if a spot opens up.

    June 4, 2014

    • Ginger

      Yes, definitely! I need to pay for the shuttle; do I need to do that ahead of time or on the day of the event? Either way is fine! Just let me know.

      June 21, 2014

    • Len

      So, I also have my own kayak - can I get on the event too?:)

      June 21, 2014

  • Cori A.

    Hi - I'm new in the group, and would love to do this kayak trip if a spot opens. I do not have my own kayak, though.

    June 21, 2014

  • Doug E

    I would like to go but not sure yet if I can yet. I have my own Kayak. Can I just let you know, show up and pay the $20 for the shuttle?

    June 21, 2014

  • Janet

    I plan to bring my bike and kayak. I will do a bike shuttle if any one wants to join me. I did this last summer and the bike ride is very enjoyable.

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • Kathy V

    Jenel,

    I am not on the waiting list, and I believe I responded prior to Numrah on the Living Social deal. I will also pay you on the 28th. Please advise as to the status of the deal.

    June 10, 2014

    • Lee A.

      The company has a limited number of kayaks so we can only take people that are confirmed

      June 14, 2014

  • Carolyn

    I thought I put myself on the 'want a spot' list, I did not show up on it!

    June 14, 2014

  • Mark J.

    You know, the Minnehaha Creek is awesome right now... Just sayin'.

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Deb S

    I only need the shuttle as I have my own kayak.

    June 10, 2014

  • Kathy V

    Jenel, I will go in with you on the Living Social deal. Thanks for arranging.

    June 10, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for Kayak the Kinni

Refunds offered if:

  • you can cancel at least 2 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: This fee will be returned when you show up. This is meant to discourage "no shows" because we had to reserve spots. It's not fair to the vendor to have reserved spots and then people don't show up.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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