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Elk River Floats
 Information & Policies

Reservations & Start Times

Float trip (kayaks, canoes, and rafts) reservations are highly recommended for everyone on weekends and for groups during the week. Float trips paid in advance will guarantee your kayaks, canoe, and/or raft until 11:00 am on float date.  

Saturday floats start at 8:00 am and run until about 2:00 pm unless arrangements are made for a later time.

Sunday through Friday floats start at 9:00 am and run until about 2:00 pm unless arrangements are made for earlier or later times.

No coolers larger than 48 quart and no styrofoam coolers! 


Money received for reserved float trips will be refunded if partial or all kayaks, canoes, and rafts are canceled 10 days prior to float date. Refunds or rescheduling are available if the river is at flood stage.

We will take your reservation in advance. Any reservation made in the last 10 days (30 days on Lodge) prior to your arrival date is final. *Reservations made within the 10 days prior to your reservation are non-refundable, but a raincheck will offered to reschedule for another time. No money can be returned if cancelled. This policy is strictly followed.

Safety & Liability

You, the renter, are responsible for your party members and all rented equipment. Use good judgment on the water. Don't over-estimate your abilities on the river. Please do not hesitate to ask our staff for canoeing tips and conditions and be prepared for rain or shine. A Release must be signed for all rented equipment.

We want everyone to have a great time!

We want everyone to have a great time so please respect your camping neighbor and the beautiful surroundings. Please keep the park clean. For your safety the speed limit is 5-10 mph throughout the campsite. 

Dogs: Due to liability issues we no longer allow dogs at Elk River Floats or Wayside Campground. No firearms or fireworks. Keep music within your camp. Respect the trees, don't chop, nail or saw. Hang lanterns so they don't burn trunks and branches; remember, they're giving you shade. No glass in campground or on river. No styrofoam coolers!
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