Mecan River Outfitters
Log Cabins & Camping
Canoe & Kayak Trips
Pheasant Hunting
Sleigh Rides
Location / Contact Us

W720 State Road 23
Princeton, WI 54968


Canoeing and Kayak Trips

There is nothing more pleasurable than floating a river. Canoe and kayak with us on one of central Wisconsin’s finest rivers. The Mecan, known for its great trout fishing, is a fantastic river to paddle. The current is lively and the clear sparkling water will entice you. The course of the Mecan is a bird watcher’s and photographer’s heaven. In the heart of the sandhill crane nesting area, you will be surrounded by many different species of birds, as well as deer, beaver, muskrats and other animals.

Paddle the Fox, a larger river rich in the history of the fur trading era. It was the major link for fur traders from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi. It is one of the few rivers in the nation that flows north. Efforts are underway to improve the river and preserve its history.


Day tripping at its best

We provide canoe or kayak, paddles, personal flotation devices, and transportation both ways. We go over a river map with you, planning a trip that best suits you. You set the pace; the choice is yours. Minimum trip is two hours with options for all day or overnight. We will meet you for your shuttle back to our base. The peace and solitude along with our personalized service will bring you back for more.

We're open seven days a week during the summer season. We use top-quality equipment with our whole fleet being Old Town “Discovery” canoes and Wilderness System Kayaks.


Overnight Trips

If overnight trips are for you, we have some beautiful camping available. On the primitive side, it’s a very relaxing way to enjoy the river. Have your own canoe? No problem. We offer car spotting, or will shuttle your equipment. Over the years we have handled many organizations, from Boy Scout camping outings to many other adult groups. We take the hassle out of your trip planning. Just give us a call.

Mecan River Outfitters has a concern for our environment. We would appreciate it if you would not litter this lovely river. Garbage receptacles will be available at the end of your trip.

Canoe and kayak trips run April through October. For spring and fall trips, call ahead for dates and times.

Explore on Your Own!
We include:
  • Basic instruction and support
  • Quality equipment... Old Town Canoes
    and Wilderness System Kayaks
  • Life Jackets
  • Van trip to and from the river
Prices range from
$47-57per canoe
Price depends on the stretch
of river you choose.

solo kayaks $36-38 per kayak

Old Town Canoe & Kayak Sales

American Trader Wooden Canoe Sales





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