Here at TPO we offer 6 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!Read More
Our 70 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.Read More
Ontario Dam is the longest of the west trips leaving from the Trading Post. This trip floats past Nasby Dam and Curtis Creek Bridge, and is then a flat-water wetland paddle to Ontario Dam. You will be picked up above Ontario Dam and shuttled back to Mongo. This trip is not available on Saturdays or Holiday Weekends. (10 miles, approximately 3.5 hours).
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).
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).
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).
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).
State Road 327
This trip is a 16-mile adventure trip and requires a minimum rental of 5 watercraft. The trip departs once daily at 9AM. Please call the office for reservations and confirmation regarding this trip (16 miles, approximately 7+ 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
Waterfowl Season is Sept. 12th – 27th
We cannot run Curtis Creek or Ontario Dam trips during this time.
We will have time restrictions on Refuge Bridge & Spero Bridge trips.
You can only cross through the Mongo Mill Pond between 1 & 6pm. All boats must be back by 6pm.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING CHANGES DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
* Masks are REQUIRED for your visit.
* Reservations are REQUIRED.
* You and your party will need to fill out your waiver online.
*It is imperative that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your trip for the check in process.
(We cannot guarantee your trip if you miss the bus.)
* We will be cleaning/disinfecting all boats, paddles, buses and PFD’s after every trip. This will take time, so please be patient with us.
* Please adhere to social distancing and CDC guidelines. Our priority is to keep our customers, staff, family and community safe!
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!Read More