Let’s Paddle Whitewater – Kettle Fest 2017

I’m ready for whitewater fun, are you??

The Kettle River Paddling Festival is an event designed to celebrate the beautiful and clean Kettle River.
The festival has a simple mission –
To Get You Off Your Couch
get out and enjoy your life, move your body and experience Minnesota’s scenic and wild Kettle River.
Paddle, Hike, Climb, Explore

Whitewater Paddlers

We encourage paddlers with whitewater kettle river levelexperience and the right equipment to participate in the rodeo and  the race.

Flat Water Paddlers

The Kettle River has great flat water paddling for adventure seekers. Paddle up river from Robinson park to Wolf Creek Falls and continue on to Hell’s Gate.  Or paddle down river to the amazing Big Spring Falls.


Banning State Park has trails along the Kettle river allowing views of the whitewater paddlers.  hike to Hell’s Gate or go all the way to Wolf Creek Falls


Robinson Park in Sandstone, MN has plenty bolted sport routes and boulder problems, so bring a rope or a crash pad.