Give the outdoor adventurers in your life an amazing gift while supporting Eagle Bluff! These unique and adventurous private experiences are sure to make a great gift for family and friends who love the outdoors and/or thrill-seeking! Some experiences have limited availability regarding either number available and/or time of year they can take place (see descriptions for more info).
Upon purchase, you will be emailed a receipt immediately. Shortly after your purchase, our staff will email you a custom certificate based on the gift experience you purchased that you can email to or print and give to the gift recipients. If you have questions about these experiences, please contact Jenna Moon at [email protected].
To purchase multiple gift experiences, click "Add Gift Experience" before the billing details section.
- Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Experience the thrill of our brand new high ropes course with friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. The event will be facilitated completely outdoors and private to just your group.
Children that will be participating need to be at least 6 years old to do the course. Children under the age 11 will need to be accompanied ON THE COURSE by an adult from their party.
Time of year:
Anytime, although spring and summer weekend could be very busy. Weather must cooperate as we cannot operate the course in high winds or thunderstorms.
Experience for 1-6 people: $240
Experience for 7-12 people: $480
Experience for 13-20 people: $800
Trained instructors will prepare paddlers for this adventure as they navigate 3.5 miles of the scenic waters of the Root River. Understanding the equipment, reading the river and its hazards, executing basic river paddling strokes, and following safety precautions will be essential for teams as they paddle on both slow and fast-moving water.
Each boat needs 2 paddlers ages 10 and up. Participants under the age of 10 will likely have a non paddling role.
Early May- Mid-October, weather permitting (we cannot canoe in a thunderstorm or when there is high water)
Experience for 1-6 people: $300
Experience for 7-12 people: $600
Experience for 13-20 people: $1,000
Meet Eagle Bluff’s wildlife up close and personal! Our snakes, turtle, cockroaches, 3 birds of prey, and skunk are ready to meet your group! We’ll customize the experience to the interest of the participants. Bring your camera and get ready for the selfies. This event will be held in a large indoor space.
Best suited for 6 and up.
Anytime in 2021.
Experience for 1-6 people: $180
Experience for 7-12 people: $360
Come experience two of Eagle Bluff’s favorite activities! Our 30’ indoor climbing wall provides climbing opportunities for people of all experience levels. Participants will learn the fundamentals of rock climbing while striving to meet a climbing goal, challenge themselves, and face fears in a safe and controlled environment. We’ll also have fun at our indoor archery range as we practice shooting, play games, and engage in friendly competition. All equipment will be provided.
Participants must be over the age of 6.
Experience for 1-5 people: $150
Experience for 6-10 people: $300
Explore a place seldom seen by Eagle Bluffs guests! An Eagle Bluff staff member will take you ¼ mile underground into a tunnel that goes from one side of the bluff to the other. While in the tunnel we’ll learn more about how it was and is not currently used. We’ll also do some fun activities, see cave formations, and even see if we can spot a bat! We’ll finish by visiting the old Hydroelectric Electric power plant. Participants must be able bodied as the terrain is a bit uneven. We’ll provide any equipment needed. This event is completely outdoors.
Participants need to be over the age of 10.
Anytime in the summer of 2021
Experience for 1-4 people: $160
Experience for 5-8 people: $320
Geo-caching is something many have done before, but not many can say they have been geo-snacking or geo-schnappsing (the adult version). You’ll use a handheld GPS device to search for hidden snacks (or beverages) found around our campus. This event is held almost entirely outdoors.
Geo-schnappsing is only for those 21 years of age or older
Anytime in 2021. Winter is extremely fun.
Experience for 1-6 people- $300
Experience for 7-12 people- $600
Experience for 13-20 people- $1,000
Join Eagle Bluff’s founding Director, Joe Deden, for a 4-5 mile hike to a remote trust fund 40 originally set up to fund local schools, now designated as a site of significant conservation interest. This adventure involves two river crossings with water ~ 3 feet deep (trekking poles recommended). After visiting the trust fund 40 we will descend down a narrow hogsback ridge with dominant white pines frequented by bald eagles which is Joe’s most favorite place on earth to be. Part of the hike will be on an old stagecoach trail (Rochester to Decorah we were told). Backpacks with ample water and energy bars recommended! Could be in the winter crossing on ice - snow depths could make it more challenging! This event is held entirely outdoors.
This is best suited for those who can handle a steady hike and the 2 river crossings
Likely August or early September 2021 depending on water depth. Could be anytime and water is low enough and warm enough to cross!
Get exclusive access to Eagle Bluff’s remote private land, The Point, for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking! We’ll lay track on the extensive trail network for traditional cross-country skiing. Unless temperatures are bitterly cold, eagles stay along the river with occasional wintering flocks of robins and bluebirds. River otter tracks can often be seen on parts of the frozen river and along the trail. Rehydrate after your adventure with hot cider and a roaring fire in the Ben Stanek fireplace in the old barn foundation. Requires 4 wheel drive vehicles for access. Cross-country skis or snowshoes are available upon request.
Anytime we have 6 inches of snow or more
Experience for 1-5 people: $100
Experience for 6-10 people: $200
Reserve a remote primitive campsite at Eagle Bluff’s remote private property, The Point. Complete with picnic table, fire ring, and firewood for an extended stay (3 days, 2 nights). Be sure to bring your fishing pole as this area boasts some of the best fishing to be found on the Root River. Eagles frequent the area and if you are quiet enough you’ll be able to see beaver from a nearby den swimming upstream. Campers have even heard tail slaps at night! This spot has access to sandy beaches where cairn building is a continual renewal art adventure. Coordinate your specific weekend with Eagle Bluff by potentially adding summer ropes or other activities (not included in this price). Beautiful place to leave your tent’s rain fly off and watch the summer sky!
Up to 3 days and 2 nights
Anytime in 2021
Up to 6 people: $150