Explore the Big and Little Manistee rivers with our exciting, family oriented water adventures! Come spend the day on the river spotting local wildlife or join us for a night of camping under the stars.
For Paddlesport Reservations or Information
Please Call (231) 233-3265
Our family-friendly canoe, kayak and tube trips on the lower section of the scenic and wild Big Manistee River will delight beginner and intermediate paddlers alike! Families and children enjoy gentle currents, sparkling water and sandbars for swimming!
Then you will love the Little Manistee River! Navigate the fast, but shallow water and obstacles like trees, limbs, log jams and sharp turns. Our canoe and kayak trips here are better suited for the intermediate or advanced paddler, looking for a more active and challenging adventure.
Both Manistee rivers are renowned salmon and steelhead (rainbow) trout fisheries, so bring your fishing gear! Meanwhile you can spot bald eagles, heron, swans, ducks, turtles, deer and other local 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.
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.