Michigan Kayak Rentals - Pine and Manistee Rivers

Kayakers on Michigan Rivers with PRPC

Pine River Paddlesports Center rents kayaks and services kayak trips on Michigan's Pine and Manistee Rivers. With the largest inventory of rental kayaks in the Midwest, we have choices available here you won't find anywhere else. Our experienced staff will fit you to a kayak that is weight and experience appropriate.

Kayak Trips on Michigan's Pine River

Kayaking Michigan's Pine RiverWidely regarded as the best paddlesports river in lower Michigan, the Pine River is in both the Michigan Natural Rivers Program and the United States Wild & Scenic Rivers System. With numerous access sites and campgrounds along and near the Pine River, we can plan your kayak trip of whatever length you prefer.

We also rent kayaks for trips on the Pine River through our Walker Bridge Canoe Livery.

“We recently took our family down the Pine and had the most enjoyable time!! My sons were all exceptionally happy to do something so rustic, and including the entire family. I appreciated your friendly attitude with us, and the helpful guidance on how to handle the kayaks. This was the first time for all of us, and hopefully we can return again soon. Thanks for a wonderful, memorable day.” Linda R.

Kayak trips on Michigan's Big Manistee River


Considered Michigan's finest multi-day paddle and camp river, the Big Manistee River is a great choice for the kayak trip of your dreams. Its gorgeous river valley, forested riverscape, smiling waters, great swimming and excellent fishing attracts kayak-campers from across the Midwest. Rest assured, we have the kayak that is size and experience appropriate for your Manistee River adventure.

Beginning Kayakers Welcome Here

Never been in a kayak? Relax! With a low center of gravity and double bladed paddle, a kayak is easy to master. Our staff of experienced paddlers can quickly teach you what you need to know to go out and kayak with confidence and control. Join the thousands of guests who learn from us every year. You'll be planning your next trip before the first one is even over.


Please review our Paddlecraft Guidelines and Policies

Wondering what you will need to bring on a kayak trip with PRPC?
Check out our “What to Bring List”


Our extensive inventory of kayaks includes:

  • Dagger kayaks
  • Wilderness System kayaks
  • Old Town kayaks
  • Wavesport kayaks
  • Mainstream kayaks
  • Recreational kayaks
  • Whitewater kayaks
  • Sit-on-top kayaks
  • Tandem kayaks
  • Sea kayaks
  • Rodeo kayaks
  • Funyaks

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