Pre-trip planning

1. Making an online reservation

We manage every reservation that is processed online. So it’s better to get a reservation in before the days and times gets booked up. If you are unsure of the trip or items on your reservation, don’t worry. We screen every reservation and make changes. If we see anything that we don’t recommend for your group we will call or email you regarding our question with your information provided.

2. Office Procedure

We recommend reservations and payments to be made on-line @ or call for info and large group orders @ 715-372-4983. All in store merchandise and accessories can be purchased on the day of, at our retail counter. Payments on-line are refundable 48 hours before the departure time and date. Trips can be rescheduled or used for merchandise in our retail store, in the case of increment weather and emergencies only.  

3. Shuttle Procedure

We will be reverting back to transporting customers in OUR vans and busses in the 2021 Season (as we have done from 1962-2019). If you are uncomfortable with this method, please call for alternative logistical methods.

4. What Trip do we take?

98% of our customers choose between A1, A2, B1 and D2 trips. If you have taken these trips in the past or are looking to discover a something different look at our C1, F1, or our 2 or 3 day adventures A5, A6 and A7. 

Adventure seekers will discover the challenging class III rapids of our D2 trip a blast, but other group members may not. Research online or call to suggestions on which trip is best for you and your group. This will ensure all group members involved will have a fine experience on the Brule.

5. Backrests and cushions

If you are on a longer day trip, reserve the backrests! For a few $ your back and knees will thank you.

6. Be prepared on the River

A. If you prefer to bring your own pfd/life jacket instead of using our floatation devices, you are more than welcome.

B. It’s Wisconsin! Be prepared for hot or cool, bugs and sun. We offer dry bags, bug spray and waterproof phone cases, and all kinds of memorabila at Amazon like prices.

C. You can print and sign liability forms below on Page 2. This will eliminate another step and speed up the sign up process. We have liability forms in our office if you would prefer signing in our retail office.

D. Know the River Guidelines 

E.  NO Glass and ALL litter must be secured in a larger container that is securely fastened to the craft.

F.  Please use courtesy when on the river:

  • leave no trace;
  • respect private property;
  • pack out whatever you pack in;
  • use quiet voices; and
  • show respect and sensitivity to others enjoying the river

7. We have “Brule” apparel again!!!!!

Our retail shop is stocked once again, and has many items that may enhance your river trip and items to remember us by.  We have the following for sale to purchase and/or for rent in our River Store @ Amazon like pricing while supplies lasts.

  • Phone cases
  • Necklaces
  • Braceletes
  • Wisconsin and Brule Stickers
  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant
  • Wet suits
  • Wet booties
  • River shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof dry bags
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Canoe backrest
  • Kayak paddles


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Brule River Canoe Rental, Inc. is enacting the following operating procedures to slow the spread of the virus and to stay within legal and recommended guidelines.

  1. We do not require masks at this time. (Updated 2021)
  2. We do highly recommend our employees to vaccinate. Masks are optional for our employees per current CDC recommended guidelines (May, 2022).

Important links

State of Wisconsin-Department of Health Services