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Kayak Excursions at The Meadow Campground


Experience Ralls County's historic Salt River while enjoying scenic bluffs and native flora and fauna up close. 

The 2024 season begins May 24th. 

The Meadow Campground invites you to take a relaxing trip down Salt River. Whether you're a guest staying at our Campground, from the local area, or an out-of-town visitor, we offer kayak rentals with transportation service.

Already own a kayak or other water vessel? Transportation-only services are available. 

Kayak Rentals
10' Single Kayak Rental

10' Single

weight limit 225 lbs


12' Wide-Body Sit on

12' Wide-Body Sit on

weight limit 325 lbs


14' Tandem sit-on

14' Tandem Sit-On

weight limit 450 lbs


Age Requirements

No one under the age of 9 can be in a single kayak alone. 

Must be at least 7 years old to be in a tandem, and MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

If Someone wants to bring a child under the age of 7 the only option is to have them sitting on the lap of a parent or guardian.

We do not provide life jackets for children under 90lbs. You must bring your own. 


Life jackets are provided with rentals and MUST be worn at all times. 

Transportation-only kayakers MUST bring their own life jackets and paddles. 

NO glass bottles allowed on the river. 

Kayakers can get off on gravel bars but can NOT venture further on the land, as all land between the drop-off points and The Meadow Campground is private property. 

All kayakers are required to sign a waiver prior to trip departure!

Half Day 5.5 Mile Trip 

Departure Times: 

8:00 am and  1:30 pm 

The 8:00 AM trip to arrive back no later than 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM trip to arrive back no later than 5:30 PM.

*Prompt departure times. Guests MUST arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure for check-in;

30 minutes in advance for groups larger than ten.


Kayak Excursions on Salt River

Excursion check-in is at the Coffee House. You MUST arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to departure.

Groups larger than ten must check-in 30 minutes prior to trip departure.

Transportation for Kayaks

Transportation Only

$18 per person

We require a minimum of six people for our transportation-only service.


For groups in a party of 10 or larger, upon request departure times can be different than regular excursions.

Please call in advance to make your party's reservation.


Kayak Excursions by reservation only. No walk-ins. Please call 844-424-CAMP.

Footwear and life vest are required. Life vest included with all rentals. However, guests are welcome to bring their own.

Please review the water safety brochure for additional guidelines. 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation & Raincheck Policy

When you book a reservation, you're holding a space on our calender that is no longer available to other guests. A cancellation of any kayak reservation requires a minimum three-day notice for nonweather-related situations. If cancelling three days or more prior to your reserved trip, a full refund (less fees) will be issued. If cancelling less than three days prior to your reserved trip, a refund cannot be issued. If cancellation is necessary, please call 844-424-CAMP. Upon request at cancellation, a raincheck may be issued. If the trip is cancelled by staff due to inclement weather, a raincheck may be issued upon request. All rainchecks must be redeemed before October 1st of the current season. 

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