About Rusty Oar Our most popular trip; check-in/park at our River Ave livery, depart via shuttle/bus to the drop-in UP RIVER at our Rusty Oar property for a 2-3 hour canoe or kayak ride. Great for new and experienced paddlers!
HALF-DAY CANOE & KAYAK TRIPS
A great ~10 mile canoe or kayak ride from the White River Campground. Our White River Campground to River Road excursion will provide you with a unique experience without diverting far from your stay. (Check in at Livery)
We pick up at the shelter at White River Campground around the bottom of the hour and shuttle UP River to Lafayette Trace Park for a 6 mile / 2-3 hour paddle back down to the Campground.
A White River Campground Reservation is Required for this Trip.
FULL-DAY CANOE & KAYAK TRIPS
Experience one of our best and longest tours! We will encompass much of the White River on a ~15 mile journey. This trip requires the portage around the low-head dam at Clare across from the Rusty Oar property. Limited Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays (May 30th – Aug 31st) 9:00 am only (not available early and late season or holiday dates/weeks April-Memorial Day / Labor Day-October).
ADDITIONAL CANOE & KAYAK INFORMATION
Our canoes are Old Town and Mad River, with weight capacities of approximately 1200#. They seat 2 occupants, and may accommodate 3rd and 4th occupants if they are small children weighing less than 100# each. Seating for 3rd and 4th occupants is on the floor, so remember to rent seat cushions for a more comfortable ride. We may, on extremely busy days, run some of our aluminum canoes. The aluminum canoes have a lower weight limit, and occupancy is limited to 2 people.
Our single and tandem kayaks are Jackson Riviera and Riviera-T sit on top. We do not run any sit-in kayaks. Due to the open nature of the sit-on top kayaks, we do not recommend taking pets on your trip.
Prices can be found in the trip descriptions below, and is always accurate for the day chosen using our online booking system.
On Line Booking: Cut off for booking on line is 2-4 hours prior to approximate departure time depending on specific trip, subject to availability, shown real-time in the system. All weekend reservations should be made via the online system from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend due to high call volumes on those days.
Trip Departures change with the season. The summer season is Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Early season is April to Memorial Day weekend, and Late season is September after Labor Day weekend through the end of October.
Walk-ins are welcome subject to availability. Exceptions: The following trips cannot accept walk-ins from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day: White River Campground, Wapahani Full Day, and Lafayette Trace/Perkinsville. These trips must be booked on line at least one day in advance.
Some Long Trips are not available in our early and late seasons, and on Holiday weekends.
Reservation times are APPROXIMATE departure times. Buses depart around the top of the hour each hour. Wait times are common on weekends and holidays, especially for walk-in guests and afternoon departures. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time. No refunds, discounts, or rain-checks are given due to wait times.
Canoe prices are based on 2-person occupancy. Add $15 for additional person over 10 years of age or weighing over 100# riding as a 3rd occupant subject to water level and weather conditions. At WRCC’s sole discretion in low water conditions, the third person may be required to take a single kayak for the same fee. No additional charge for children 10 and under riding as the third occupant.