The Pine River
A National Wild and Scenic River
Quite simply, Michigan's Pine River is a paddler's paradise. Paddlers agree that the Pine River is the premier paddlesports river in the Midwest.
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 a fire-pit, lantern hangers, and priceless privacy. Group campsites available for up to 40 campers. We also have two cozy camping cabins, and a glamping tent for rent. Our clean, central bath house is complete with flush toilets and coin-op showers.
Canoes, Kayaks, Rafts , SUP's
PRPC offers clean and well-maintained paddlecraft, free paddling instruction, and multiple locations for easy put-in and take-out, all 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
Our area, located in the Manistee National Forest, offers activities like fishing, hiking, biking, golf, and river camping trips. We’re near Manistee with great beaches, Nordhouse Dunes, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, and more.
Other Places to Stay
A list of lodging options and campgrounds in Baldwin, Cadillac, Manistee, and Traverse City areas if our campground is not suitable for your party.