Rental Rates for Manistee River Canoe - Kayak - Rafting

Manistee River Paddlecraft Rental Information and Rates

PRPC has the finest selection of rental paddlecraft in Michigan. Our vast selection of tandem and solo canoes and kayaks, funyaks, sit-on-tops, C-1's, touring kayaks and 2-3-and 4-person rubber rafts allow our expert staff to outfit your entire group with paddlecraft appropriate for size and experience level.

Reservations and Cancellations

Reservations for paddlecraft and camping are strongly suggested, and for Manistee River Trips there is a minimum of 3 rental crafts.

For trips beginning on a Saturday, the full rental fee must be sent as deposit. For trips beginning Sunday through Friday, $10/craft must be sent as deposit.


On Sunday through Friday trips, if a situation arises and you need to cancel some of the craft you've reserved, the deposit for those canceled will be credited toward the balance due. If the trip is completely canceled, the deposit will be refunded, less a $20 processing fee. Our policy for cancellation of Saturday reservations is that cancellations are accepted up to 7 days prior to the trip date, however, there is a $15 charge for each craft canceled. Cancellations received within 7 days of trip will not be refunded if we are rented out and have turned other guests away. If we are not rented out, we employ the policy for cancellations received 7 or more days prior to the trip date.

Manistee River Rates

Use of paddlecraft, lifevests, paddles, litterbag, US Forest Service Use Permit and US Forest Service Parking Permit are included in the Paddlecraft Rental Fee.

An additional $8 fee will be charged if three adults share a canoe.

For Tandem Kayak Rental, add $9.
Canoe and Kayak Rental Per Craft
  1 Day Trip 2 Day Trip 3 Day Trip Additional Days
Sunday thru Friday $40 $60 $80 add $20
Saturday (May, June, Sept, Oct) $48 $68 $88 add $20
Saturday (July & August) $50 $70 $90 add $20
Stand Up Paddleboard Rental
Trip Starting on 1-day trip 2-day trip 3-day trip
Sunday thru Friday $42 $72 $102
Saturday (May, June, Sept., Oct.) $49 $79 $109
Saturday (July & August) $53 $83 $118
Canoe and Kayak Placement & Pick up Fee
The total fee per group equals starting point fee added to ending point fee
Location Rate
Deward $106
M-72 (access/campground) $99
CCC (access/campground) $85
Lower Sharon (access) $78
M-66 Bridge $66
Coster Road Bridge $62
Missaukee Bridge $58
Chase Bridge $56
131 Bridge $54
Baxter Bridge $48
Fire Lane Access $44
Harvey Bridge $40
Glengary Bridge $36
Hoydenpyle Dam $36
Red Bridge $28
Tippy Dam $46
Norman Dickson $28
High Bridge $36
Bear Creek $48
Manistee / M-55 $60
Lake Michigan $70