Kettle River Flat Water Paddling

The city of Sandstone Minnesota has easy access to the flat water paddling on the Kettle River.  If you are the adventure seeker who likes to enjoy the view along the way, the flat and easy water sections are perfect for you.
What ever style of paddling you prefer, there is plenty of exploring to do on the “clean and beautiful” Kettle River.

Hell’s Gate on the Kettle River

Distance – 3.5 miles round trip.

hells gate on the kettle river

Paddle to Hell’s Gate, upriver from Robinson Park and you will be rewarded with the Kettle River’s greatest treasure.
Use the boat launch above the dam in Robinson Park.  Paddle upriver under the train bridge, watch and listen for Wolf Creek Falls on the west side of the river.

Continue on and the Hell’s Gate canyon comes into view.  Paddle up to where the rock walls meet the river, park your boat on the eastern bank and explore on foot.

More information on Wolf Creek and Hell’s Gate

Big Spring Falls on the Kettle River

Distance – 1.4 miles one way

To Big Spring Falls, paddle down river from Robinson Park and you’ll get to one of the best kept secrets in Minnesota.  This is an easy round trip adventure from Robinson Park.
Other options include arranging a shuttle back to Sandstone or continue on the Kettle River after portaging the falls.

More information about Big Spring Falls

for Canoe and Kayak Rental contact Hard Water Sports.
and NEW in 2019 Paddle Board Rental near Minneapolis


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