About Us



Zoo Town Surfers originally formed as a youth kayak club, serving local teenagers under World Class Kayak Academy. In 2004, ZTS expanded into a white water rafting and kayaking business.  In 2018, we became the first company in the US to offer river surfing.

As a business owner and committed river enthusiast, I want to share the experiences I have on the water with you. That is one of the main reasons I started Zoo Town Surfers. My main goal is to show friends, family, and guests all that a river has to offer and hope that they will walk away with a greater appreciation of our rivers.

Our mission is simple at Zoo Town Surfers:  We want to share our passion for spending time on the rivers by creating experiences and opportunities that will bring out the best in you.  Our goal is to offer fun, safe, accessible river adventures.

Our headquarters, Crystal Springs serves as a meeting point for raft, kayak, and stand up paddle boarding trips and also is a great place to “connect” with our guests. Crystal Springs has amenities such as deck, picnic tables, hot showers, changing rooms, retail shop, complimentary beverages, and darn good horseshoe pits!

Join us for an experience on the river you will never forget!


Jason Shreder (owner, lead guide, kayak instructor, cook, and janitor)

P.S. Where did our name come from? Missoula (pronounced MiZOOla) has been nicknamed “Zoo Town” by many. So, we combined Zoo Town with our love of “surfing” the river, and there you have it!