Hours of Operation

The Higher Pursuits hours of operation vary by season, we typically open for rentals in April and stop running trips in October. Sometimes we offer classes or guided trips before the season begins or after the season ends, so follow us on facebook for our list of upcoming classes, events and trips.

Sometimes weather or water conditions prevent us from opening or limit the trips we can provide that day. We also post any changes to our hours and trips on our facebook page. You are also welcome to call to get any updates. If you have a trip booked online and we cannot open, we typically begin calling customers with reservations at 7:30 am to inform you that we are unable to open.

Our last drop off time is the last time of the day that we will drop off rental customers on the 5.5 mile trip. The 8.5 mile trip has one drop off each day at 9:30 am, additional details can be found on in the Paddling Routes information. The last pick up of the day is the time we want all rental customers off the river. This time is based on the average sunset time for that season.

Staff Carrying Kayaks to the river
Carrying Kayaks to Water

Check out our events page for a schedule of our paddling classes, guided trips and special events.

Rental Hours of Operation for 2021

Spring Hours

April 24 – May 12

  • Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5 pm)

May 13 – May 23

  • Thursday – Friday: 9 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5 pm)
  • Saturday – Sunday: 8 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5:30 pm)

Summer Hours

May 24 – Aug 16

  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5 pm)
  • Saturday – Sunday: 8 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 6 pm)

Fall Hours

Aug 17 – Sep 6

  • Monday: 9 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5 pm)
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 9 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5 pm)
  • Friday: 9 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5 pm)
  • Saturday – Sunday: 8 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 6 pm)

Sep 7 – Oct 1

  • Monday: 9 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5 pm)
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 9 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5 pm)
  • Friday: 9 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5 pm)
  • Saturday – Sunday: 8 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5:30 pm)

October Hours

Oct 2 – Oct 17

  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 12:00 pm (Last Pickup of the day 5 pm)

Carpenter Bridge Drop-offs

There is only one Carpenter Bridge Drop-off per day: 9:30 am

Group size is limited to 10 people or less. The Carpenter Bridge route has some more challenging paddling and requires that you be able to look for obstacles and maneuver your boat around those obstacles. This route is not for beginner paddlers or small children.