Perfect for Experienced Paddlers

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Full Day Adventure

Explore & Experience the Best Kayaking In Indiana With Our Longest Expedition from Refuge Bridge

Welcome to our biggest kayaking adventure, an exhilarating 13-mile expedition designed for experienced paddlers and those seeking a full-day adventure. Begin your journey at the Refuge Bridge, a public launch site upstream of our office, for a truly immersive river adventure.

Paddle through a long, curvy, and wooded section of the river, witnessing diverse wildlife and a spectrum of river views, from narrow curves to a wide-open millpond. This adventure reaches its pinnacle as you navigate the Mongo millpond, followed by a short portage around the Mongo Dam, and then returning to the Trading Post Indiana riverside. For the quietest experience, you will want to paddle this trip on a Sunday-Friday or in the Spring and Fall. Summer Saturdays do see crowds on this section of the river, not from our business alone, but a combination of other rental outfits in town as well as local paddlers who visit on their own.

Discover our longest trip, see the full extent of the river’s beauty, and enjoy an unforgettable full-day kayaking adventure to Refuge Bridge.

Why Choose This River Trip?

Accomplish our longest trip, the perfect choice for experienced paddlers

Navigate through a rich variety of wildlife and enjoy diverse river views

Experience the unique beauty of the Mongo Millpond

Immerse yourself in a full-day kayaking experience and explore the river's beauty and wildlife in-depth

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Trip Details

Trip Details


*Canoes are for 2 people maximum, with the exception of a child middle rider (under 70 lbs.)

**Personal shuttles are available 7 days a week for campers; for non-campers, personal shuttles are available Sunday – Friday only.


Meeting point

The Refuge Bridge trip starts with a shuttle departing from
our main office outpost. Our staff will then transport you upstream to the put-in, at Refuge Bridge. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time for a smooth check-in.


The trip covers 13 miles and typically takes between 4.5 – 5.5 hours, depending on the water level and your paddling speed. Feel free to take it leisurely with stops or paddle straight through.

Group size

1-30+ (Contact our office for large group offers & availability.)


  • Boat rental
  • Life jackets
  • Paddles
  • Shuttle service

What to bring

For a comfortable experience:

Shoulder Seasons:

  • Dress in layers to accommodate weather changes.

Prime Summer Season:

  • Don’t forget sunscreen and bug spray.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring snacks or lunch for longer outings.
  • Ensure you have plenty of water, especially on warmer days.

Participation requirements

The minimum age and weight requirement for children on all river trips is 3 years old and 30 pounds.

Reservation, Cancellation & Weather Policy

  • FULL payment is required at the time of reservation.
  • Trip changes and cancellations may be made up until 10 days prior to your reservation.
  • Cancellations made more than 10 days prior to arrival will qualify for a credit for a future date.
  • NO REFUNDS unless you have purchased Trip Cancellation Protection
  • If Trading Post cancels the trip due to river or weather conditions, you will be offered a credit for a future date.
  • Once you are on the river or parked at your campsite, there are no refunds or credits. Please keep in mind that heat, wind, cold, rain, insects, and ever-changing river conditions are part of the activity!
  • If for any reason you need to cancel all or a portion of your reservation, the following guidelines will apply:
    • 11 days or MORE prior to your arrival date – you can reschedule for another date within the same season or receive a credit for a future date.
    • 10 days or LESS prior to your arrival date – No Refunds or Credits are issued, unless you purchased Trip Cancellation Protection.
    • Failure to check-in or contact us on the date of your scheduled arrival may forfeit your site, boat reservation and seat on the bus.
    • No refunds or credits are issued for dropping boats or changing trips less than 10 days prior to your trip date & time, unless you purchased Trip Cancellation Protection.
    • No refunds or credits are issued for no call/no shows. You MUST contact us prior to your trip time to take advantage of the Trip Cancellation Protection.
    • If inclement weather or river conditions show significant risk, Trading Post Outfitters reserves the right to issue a credit for a future paddle trip, offer a similar trip instead, or issue a refund. (Refunds issued ONLY if Trip Cancellation Protection has been purchased).


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