Here at TPO we offer 4 river trip options, all unguided, which travel through some of the 13,000 acres of the scenic Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area. Whether you prefer a short excursion or a multiple-day outing, we have a trip for you!

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Our 60 site campground is located here on the same property as our rental operation & will make you feel right at home after a long day on the river. All of our shady campsites are located along the riverside or surrounding our on-site pond.

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Here at our retail and camp store you will find paddling accessories, vintage apparel, camping and fishing needs, firewood, ice, snacks and more! You don't have to wait until your next trip to purchase your TPO swag. Shop our apparel & goods right here, anytime!

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Our Trips

Nasby Dam

This trip leaves from the Trading Post and floats downstream to Nasby Dam. Float time is approximately 1 1/2 hours depending on the current. You will be picked up and shuttled back to the Trading Post. An excellent choice for your first-time trip, small children and for fishing! Nasby Dam is one of the only “V” dams left in the United States (4 miles, approximately 1.5 hours).

Curtis Creek

This trip departs from the Trading Post and is a very popular choice! You will paddle downstream to Nasby Dam, portage around the dam and continue your voyage. You will paddle the remaining three miles down a rocky and scenic section of the river to the wooden bridge and be shuttled back to the Trading Post. This trip may not be available during high water conditions (7 miles, approximately 2.5 – 3 hours).

Spero Bridge

A shorter version of our Refuge Bridge trip, but still provides a scenic, challenging adventure! In taking the Spero Bridge trip you are also shuttled up the river to the departure site. From there, you will paddle through woods and wetlands, eventually arriving back at the Trading Post. (10 miles, approximately 3.5 hours).

Refuge Bridge

The Refuge Bridge trip is our most popular trip and is excellent for skilled paddlers and large groups. You are transported up-river to the launch site and then canoe or kayak down a very curvy and wooded section of the river back to the Trading Post. This is an excellent all day trip, so bring some snacks and enjoy the adventure! (13 miles, approximately 4.5 – 5.5 hours).

Trading Post Outfitters

The campground at Trading Post Canoe is situated on the same property as the canoe and kayak rental operation. We have approximately 70 sites, electric, primitive and group areas, all of which have access to indoor hot showers and restroom facilities. Our campsites border the river or the inland pond. Snacks, drinks, ice, firewood, camping supplies and gear, and apparel are available at the camp store.

News & Current Conditions

~ Paddling is now closed for the season. ~
~ Self-serve camping is open through December 4th. ~
(The store is closed, but the bathhouse is open & heated 24/7.)

Fall Fest is Saturday, October 15th! Click here for all the details.
We can’t wait to celebrate the season with you! 

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Welcome to Northern
Indiana's Premier Outfitter Since 1971!

As new owners of Trading Post Outfitters, we are so excited to get to know each and every one of you, and embark on this adventure with our family! We, Andy and Jessica Linder, purchased the Trading Post in June 2018. We hope you choose to come visit the Trading Post for your next paddling & camping adventure on the beautiful Pigeon River in Mongo, IN!

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Trading Post Outfitters

7525 E 300 N Mongo, IN 46771