Hard Water Sports has been selected for the
2014 Best of Saint Paul Awards for Water Sports Equipment Rental

  |Adventure Sports |Adventure Travel   |Essential Gear |Outfitting and Rental
  • Whitewater Paddling Whitewater Paddling Kayaking, Caoneing, or Rafting- is your playground a whitewater river?? Getting on your first WW river and the getting the right gear.
  • Mountaineering Mountaineering Looking for your next BIG adventure, Find out where to climb, what to carry, and training tips to make your next trip a success.
  • Happy Camping Happy Camping Tips to keep the campsite a happy place,
  • The Open Canoe Revolution The Open Canoe Revolution Find out why canoeist are making the switch from flat to FUN -
  • Climbing Climbing Get the info on the latest gear and find the "hot spots" to ice climb.









Hard Water Sports - What's Your Passion?

Connecting Adventure Athletes With the Training, Inspiration, and Equipment


BWCA outfitting

BWCA Outfitting
Trip Planning


Top Minnesota Adventures

what are you waiting for



Northern Open Canoe Access Project

The Northern Open Canoe Access Project (NOCAP) has partnered with Hard Water Sports to connect experienced flat water canoe paddlers with the equipment and the training to safely paddle on moving water.

The NOCAP blog provides the resources and the inspiration to help those flat water "lake" paddlers that have a desire to advance their skills.

7 Minnesota
Whitewater Rivers

mn rivers


Minneapolis Canoe and Kayak Rental


Gear Rental

canoe rental

Get Geared-Up
Canoe Rental
Kayak Rental

Backpacking and Camping Rental




When and Where to find the Hard Water Events

Sandstone Ice Festival X
December 12-14, 2014

ice fest

Canoe "U"
Graduation Weekend Sat May 31

ACA Open Canoe Slalom Nationals -Wausau- June 27-29, 2014

Midwest Freestyle Championships -Wausau– August 16 & August 17


Guided Adventures

kettle river rafting

Kettle River Rafting Trips

Rock Climbing


Whitewater Canoeing


Planning your next adventure ?

Hard Water Sports wants to connect you with the resources to make it happen, let's make those drams come true.


We can hook you up with; River Guides, Mountaineering Adventure, BWCA Outfitting, Gear Rentals...


8 must climb
Wyoming Mountains
mountain climbing geaer

top 10 -5.10 trad routes

climbing gear

Minnesota Rock Climbing

minnesota rosk climbing


Hard Water Sports - Adventure Outfitting
651 302 1774
979 Charles ave. St Paul MN 55104