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  Available JUNE, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER (Check Calendar for dates)

Kayak Myst’ry River

On America's Longest Underground River

By Kayak

Explore America's longest navigable underground river in a kayak.

3-Hour Tour

Pre-paid, advance reservations are required

4 - 8 People

Must be age 14+ with some paddlesport experience and under 250 lbs.


$100, 4-5 people
$80, 6-8 people


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Bluespring Caverns Park

Our newest option at Bluespring Caverns is a high adventure guided tour by kayak into downstream Myst’ry River as it flows toward its eventual rise to the surface. Small groups of 4 to 8 are led by two experienced staff interpreters aboard specially-selected kayaks on this unique trip.

As you explore, paddling through high, wide, narrow and lower passages, you will pass by dripstone formations large and small. In the usually clear waters, an occasional blind cavefish or crayfish will appear. Kayak trips of approximately three hours pass quickly as you explore two miles round trip of this pristine waterway.

The park also offers our Overnight Adventures with advance reservations.

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Kayak High Adventure Details

Got Questions?

  • When are tours available to be scheduled?


    Kayak Adventure Tours are available on a limited schedule in June, August, September, October & November. Please check our calendar (in the reservation section) for available open dates.

  • How do I make a group reservation?

    Use our reservation form. REQUESTS PROCESSED BEGINNING APRIL 1  

    Reservation requests can be completed using the Reservation Form. We will respond to your request within 5 workdays. You can also make a reservation by calling 812-279-9471 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Saturday. Check the calendar at page bottom for OPEN dates.

  • When is payment for my group required?

    Within 7 Days  

    Full payment for your scheduled group must be made within 7 days of the confirmation of your reservation. Payment can be made by phone at 812-279-9471, 9 AM to 4 PM EST. We accept all major credit & debit cards.

  • What are the safety-related requirements for this adventure tour?

    Just a Few  

    All participants must be 14 years old or older and must weigh less than 250 lbs. For safety, we expect that all participants are in reasonably good health with basic swimming ability. Some kayak or canoe experience is required. ALCOHOL IS NOT ALLOWED!

  • What equipment is required?

    Here's a list.  

    Participants should bring a complete change of clothes and shoes as you will get somewhat wet and could get very wet! You may also bring a small water bottle and a small pocket flashlight. We provide kayak, paddles, life vest, helmet and light. All participants must use our equipment. No substitutions please!

  • Does weather affect Kayak Adventure Tours?

    On Rare Occasions  

    Underground Mys’try River is a natural karst stream draining 15+ square miles and is thus subject to flooding. We will notify groups as soon as possible of a probable tour cancellation. On rare occasions, surprise rain events can force cancellation of tours with little or no notice. Dates that we cancel can be rescheduled or are eligible for refunds. Make sure we can reach you by phone.

  • What additional cancellation policies exist?

    Under Certain Conditions  

    While kayak tours are set to run regardless of snow, ice, etc., we realize that, occasionally travel may be unsafe. In such cases your trip can be rescheduled by contacting us. Cancellations 10 days or more prior to date may reschedule or apply for a refund. Closer cancellations can be rescheduled once but are not eligible for refunds. Please note that the minimum group charge is $400.00 regardless of the number of participants actually on tour.

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Myst'ry River

Please review our calendar to ensure your date is available. Then scroll down and complete our reservation request form.

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Advance Reservations Required

Myst'ry River

Review the calendar and choose a date that works for you. After we confirm your date, you’ll be required to prepay. Upon arrival, you’ll complete and sign a release waiver.

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Hands down the best kayaking experience to date in the 4.5 years I've been doing this. 5 stars for the friendly folks at Bluespring Caverns in Bedford, Indiana.

Chris Clement