Lost Creek Adventures are designed to instruct and inspire through experiences with the natural world.
Lost Creek is a full service paddling outfitter operating within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Our unique mission also includes courses in outdoor skills, wilderness survival and traditional crafts.
It's true that we offer a large variety of options for your visit, and no matter what you choose we promise you will be immersed in something that has the potential to break you out of the everyday and inspire you. This is our mission: "To instruct and inspire through experiences with the natural world." How did we get started? Read our story!
Why Should You Choose Us?
As the owner of Lost Creek Adventures I first want to thank you for taking the time to read this, because if you're on this page you're not just in search of the best price. You don't want to waste money, but more importantly, you don't want to waste your time. What are the differences between all of the choices that you have for your Apostle Islands adventure? Here are a few things we do differently:
We are one of the few outfitters approved by the National Park Service. If a business is not approved by the park it is likely that they don't meet certain criteria in training and safety.
We follow eco-minded business practices, from how we transport our trips to local food choices, including being the only outfitter that produces all of our own electricity. Read about our commitment to solar. We also hold a Travel Green Wisconsin award.
Everyone offers a half-day tour to the sea caves. We offer the most caves and 3.5 hours of combined instruction and paddling.
We use as much organic and local foods as possible in our menu, substituting from my home garden when in season.
We demand the highest level of training for our guides, not only at the beginning of the season, but continued training throughout the summer via American Canoe Association instructors on staff.
If you prefer nature over shopping, our location offers on-site lodging and has the best beaches in the area with several waterfalls within 2 miles of us.
Still not sure? Read some recommendations on how to choose an Apostle Islands outfitter in this article.
Hours Of Operation
During the summer season we are open from 8am to 6pm, and it's always important to make a reservation ahead of time. During the non-summer
seasons our shop is open limited hours and by appointment.
Location, Lodging & Services
Cornucopia is the western gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and adjacent to mountain bike & hiking trails, smaller lakes great for fishing, waterfalls, and of course the village of Cornucopia itself which boasts a famous general store, restaurants, and a full-service marina. Our paddling shop also offers lodging and is located across the street from Cornucopia beach. For more area information see our resources page.
Last but not least! The people who work with Lost Creek understand why they are here; for YOU! Before working at Lost Creek all of our on-water staff go through professional guide training, are certified in first aid, and trained in the interpretation of local history and the natural world. Our instructors are the best at what they do. Meet some of us here.