Call 231-233-3265 for more information
On the Big & Little Manistee Rivers
Manistee Paddlesport Adventures offers
family oriented Canoe, Kayak, & Tube trips on the lower section of the
Big Manistee River. The Big Manistee River is designated a Wild and Scenic
River. It is an excellent river for beginner and intermediate paddlers,
and families with children. It is characterized by gentle currents,
sparkling water, and sandbars perfect for swimming.
We also offer Canoe & Kayak trips on the
Little Manistee River. This is an excellent river for intermediate to
advanced paddlers wishing a more challenging adventure. It is
characterized by shallow fast water, obstacles such as trees and limbs and log
jambs, and sharp turns.
Both rivers are renowned Salmon and Steelhead (Rainbow) Trout fisheries. Paddlers will have opportunities to encounter Bald eagles, Heron, Swans, Ducks, Turtles, and Deer, among other wildlife.
Manistee Paddlesport Adventures offers several trip length, put-in, and pull-out options. Our most economical trips are those that end at Insta Launch Campground and the Paddlesport office. Trips ending at other locations are charged a $30 per group Hauling Fee if renting 5 or fewer boats. There is a $10 additional charge for 3rd person in canoe 10yrs or older.
2014 Rates for some popular trips
to Insta launch
Bend to Insta Launch 4.0 hr
Creek to Insta Launch
Bridge to Insta Launch
Creek to Rainbow Bend 1.5 hr
Bridge to Bear Creek
Bridge to Rainbow Bend 4.5 hr
Mile to Six Mile Bridge
Tube Trips Length Tube
Claybank to Insta launch 4.5 hr 20.00
Bear Creek to Rainbow Bend 2.0 hr 15.00
All prices include life vest, seat cushion,
paddles, and transportation to the drop in point.
We also offer Livery service for those with their own watercraft on a space available basis. A $10 discount off the above prices for those bringing their own boat (no discount on tubes)
In addition to our Livery service we also offer Canoe & Kayak rentals for persons wishing to explore the waters adjacent to Insta Launch Campground. Paddlers can explore the Manistee State Game Area wetlands, teaming with wildlife, and Manistee Lake right from our facility.
To Avoid disappointment Reservations are
recommended. Walk-ins are welcome on a space available basis.
Insta Launch Campground & Marina offers
camping and Cabin/trailer rentals for your group on the Big Manistee River,
Close to Town and the Little River Casino – go to www.instalaunch.com
for more information on camping.
on US-31, 3 blocks south of M-55 in Manistee
more information and reservations