The Manistee River
Perfect for Paddle Camping
Paddlers agree that the Manistee is the finest river in the Lower Peninsula for multi-day camping trips. Numerous campgrounds and access sites are conveniently spaced over the entire length of the river, making it possible to paddle anything from a two-hour float to a ten-day trip.
Beautiful Private Campground
Located just a quarter mile from the Pine River, we offer quiet, spacious, and family-friendly campsites with fire-pits, lantern hangers, and priceless privacy. We also have group campsites available that can accommodate up to 40 campers, as well as two cozy camping cabins for rent. Our clean, central bath house is complete with flush toilets and coin-op showers.
Canoes, Kayaks, Rafts , SUP's
With multiple put-in and take-out locations, an endless supply of clean and well-maintained paddlecraft, and free paddling instruction for your entire group, PRPC offers more at a great value. Start planning your trip today!
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What's Happening Now
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Just South of M-55 on M-37
Located in Wellston, Michigan, in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, between Manistee and Cadillac.
Your River Adventure starts here!
Pine River Paddlesports Center
Wellston, MI 49689
Bike and Hiking Trails
A List of Area Trails
Experience the beauty of Northwest Michigan by biking or hiking on any of the nearby Manistee National Forest Trails or Pere Marquette State Forest Trails.
Things To Do
Located in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, there are plenty of activities to keep everyone engaged. Fishing, hiking, biking trails, golfing, and river camping trips are just a few ideas. We are conveniently located close to the city of Manistee with great beaches, Nordhouse Dunes, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City and more.
Other Places to Stay
A list of area lodging opportunities and other area campgrounds if are campground is not a fit for you/your party. We cover Baldwin, Cadillac, Manistee, and Traverse City areas..