About Us


     Driftless Trading Post is an outdoor convenience store providing river outfitting services, local food, beer and more. We are located along the Root River Valley in Peterson, MN in the heart of the Driftless Area. We offer kayak, float tube, and canoe rentals with shuttle service as well as bike shuttles along the Root River Trail System. After a long day on the water or trail, stop in for a bite to eat at our farm-to-table eatery.

Food is a core passion of our family. Being raised on a farm, we understand the importance of knowing where your food comes from. We designed our menu to serve what we can source locally. Our family produces a large portion of the menu items through our farm, Grandpa Don's Market, located 4 miles down the road. Fortunately for us, we are in the heart of the Driftless Area which means we have access to the array of diverse farmers that produce some amazing, healthy products. With these great products in tow, we're able to offer a truly unique dining experience.

     It is our goal to not only provide the best of the best of the region but also do our part in caring for our planet as a whole.  The philosophy of "leave no trace" resonates from our food to our impact on our environment. We're committed to utilizing biodregradable and recyclable packaging for our food while maintaining a clean clean river for the next in line.