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Address: 100 Pine Street, Clearwater, MN 55320
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+1 320-558-8123

Clear Waters Outfitting is Central Minnesota's premier paddling and outdoor...

Clear Waters Outfitting is Central Minnesota's premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier who takes care of your adventurous needs! In a historic location on the Mississippi River, Clear Waters Outfitting offers canoe rentals, kayak rentals, stand up paddle (SUP) board rentals, shuttles, day trips, extended trips, outfitting, kayak fishing, and sales. Clear Waters Outfitting is the place to find high quality brands at exceptional prices featuring canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and outdoor gear from manufacturers such as Wenonah, Current Designs, Osagian, Pau Hana, Bending Branches, Duluth Pack, and many more.

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Fall fun!

Just because the weather cools off don't be afraid to go canoeing! The folks here are very helpful and have great equipment! CW has nice equipment that is very well maintained and... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
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88 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Just because the weather cools off don't be afraid to go canoeing! The folks here are very helpful and have great equipment! CW has nice equipment that is very well maintained and clean! Rental places usually have terrible looking equipment and the life jackets stink to high heavens, but it was not like that at CW! I was very impressed... More 

Thank AmericanEagleUSA
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had a fun time this weekend! We did the beginner canoe paddle with our 10 year old and 13 year old and they had a blast. Very happy with everything - customer service, equipment, shuttle service. Looking forward to trying out the kayaks next time!

Thank meechla
Greenville, Delaware
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had a great time on our Mississippi River 13 mile kayak paddle. Great kayaks, nice people, and organized efficient service. The put in and take out were easy and the river, lovely. I highly recommend this outfitter. Thank you!

Thank kayakgma
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Their shuttle services are great and reasonably priced; the staff is friendly, knowledgable, and very friendly, and the products in the store are quality and reasonably priced. This is a hidden gem in Central Minnesota.

Thank Mark A
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We took a short drive up 94 from the Twin Cities Metro for a day of paddle boarding and kayaking. Clearwater outfitters makes the day relaxing and rather easy. After a quick sign in and safety video we were taken to the river literally 25 feet from the store. I might add they have a great store for all paddling... More 

Thank Dan P
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The 8-mile trip was great for a beginner, the river was easy to paddle on and very relaxing. Everyone at CW Outfitting made it easy to get in the river and catch a ride back.

Thank Erin W
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Family kayaking on the Mississippi. Two experienced; three others, not so much. Easy and responsive email reservation process. Dan and crew set us up with appropriate boats and paddles for each experience level. Best equipment, safety and instruction ever had from an outfitter. Extra caution because of high water was appreciated. Trip and pick up went as promised. Good lunch... More 

Thank ThomasBay
Andover, Minnesota
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The people at Clear Waters are always helpful, even when we are running late (sorry!) It was a great time on the river and a ton of fun.

Thank Ryan K
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Had a good experience with CW Outfitting. Very thorough service and safety briefings. All the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Had no problems with our pick-up time and location. Great job!

Thank Jokermorgan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016

My wife purchased this adventure for my Father's day gift, along with my parents and sisters. The day was a beautiful as summer allows, full sun, no chance of rain. It was VERY breezy (25mph, gusts to 35mph), though which made the only canoe in the group very interesting to handle. We met our smiling and friendly hosts, watched a... More 

Thank jjacein

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