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Burke's Canoe Trips on the Russian River

8600 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436-9681
+1 707-887-1222
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My daughter and I rented a canoe and traveled down the river. It was an enjoyable trip and we were... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Jim H
Fremont, California
via mobile
If it sounds like 55 it's 65!

The good news is this is a great place to spend 3-4 hours canoeing on a great river. The only... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Northern Wisconsin
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Burke's offers canoe rentals for ten mile trips down the Russian River. No experience is necessary, but you must know how to swim.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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8600 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436-9681
+1 707-887-1222

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I rented a canoe and traveled down the river. It was an enjoyable trip and we were able to pick our spot on the river to rest, swim, and eat our lunch. I would not recommend this trip for parents with small...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The good news is this is a great place to spend 3-4 hours canoeing on a great river. The only issue I had with Burke's is when I called for information on two consecutive days I was told the price of the canoe rental was...More

3  Thank pilotnow78
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time on the Russian River, renting kayaks from Burke's Canoe Trips. No crowd mid-week just prior to Labor Day. Burke's people couldn't have been nicer. Clean facilities at the launch point. Easy float all the way. Several beaches for a picnic or...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Burkes was my first canoe trip on the Russian River (and first anything on the Russian River) and it was perfect. The staff made it easy to get going right away. They have a perfect location for first time canoeing with fairly still waters (at...More

1  Thank millazilla
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Canoeing as fun, if a bit crowded over July 4th. Good guidance and prep, safety honored first. A fun time was had by my family.

Thank tina c
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a great way to see 10 miles of the beautiful river, get some exercise, some sun, and not kill yourself (I am in my 60's). I can't think of a better way to get close to nature. Best time is weekdays when it...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Don't go expecting rapids...this is just a nice little 10-mile scenic trip down the Russian. Good for young and inexperienced canoers/kayakers to cut their chops on some bends. You'll see lots of birds, and we even caught a glimpse of some otters!

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 15 August 2016

3 couples canoed the Russian River on a Monday. The location is easy to find and the staff was helpful and pleasant. We were from out of the area and they offered a cooler for our use free so we could pack a lunch. Nice...More

2  Thank chief4j1
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Great way to spend a hot summer day. Good for couples, family's with teens, friends, or solo. Many little beach areas to pull over to have beach fun before you get to the wider part of the river. Its nice they have a pick up...More

1  Thank ellobo5150
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Friendly, organized, campground, easy to get going, cash only. Follow the directions on the website - GPS doesn't always get you there. We loved the first 2/3 of the trip with easy paddling, great views, nice beaches to stop at. The last 1/3 was tough...More

Thank MadameB85
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12 August 2015|
Response from Byelka | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any people with dogs in their canoes! And if there are dogs at any of the private beaches, canoe renters are not allowed to land there anyway.