Kayak Rental 

Kayak Rental is available for overnight guests only. We provide life jackets and complimentary transportation for $25/day. Please reserve kayaks in advance for guaranteed availability by adding to your reservation online the drop down will allow you to select how many kayaks you would like to reserve.  If you have any questions please email us or call (715) 258-5333.

Paddling is fun in Waupaca with both flat water and moving water for the ultimate paddling adventure. The Chain O’ Lakes have 22 interconnected lakes with crystal clear spring fed waters. The Chain’s marl bottom gives many of the lakes a distinctive blue green coloration not found in many other bodies of water in Wisconsin.  The Crystal River is narrow, winding and scenic with crystal clear water for both a relaxing paddle and a little adventure with rapids.

The Innkeepers favorite route is about a 3 hour paddle and starts in Marl Lake (we provide complimentary transportation and a map of the route), explore clear small lakes and streams that lead to the Chain O’ Lakes.  Long Lake flows into the mouth of the Crystal River.  You’re paddle will bring you right back to the Crystal River Inn.

We are happy to recommended routes based on your comfort level and the duration of the experience! Paddle for an hour or go all day! We know the best routes for your ultimate kayaking experience in fresh, clean and clear water surrounded by an abundance of peace, nature and exploration!

Need a Lunch to Go

For your convenience we are happy to now offer a bag lunch to go! We’re happy to pack a healthy & convenient lunch for you to take kayaking or hiking. Please let us know at check-in.Lunch includes: Sandwich or Wrap, Chips, Fresh Fruit, String Cheese & Treat $10 per lunch