Huron / Manistee National Forest
Pine River Paddlesports Center rents kayaks and services kayak trips on Michigan's Pine River and Manistee River. With the largest inventory of rental kayaks in the Midwest, we have choices available here that you won't find anywhere else. Our experienced staff will fit you to a kayak that is both weight and experience appropriate.
Kayak Rentals & Trips on the Pine River
Widely 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 to whatever length you prefer.
Kayak Rentals & Trips on the 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
know you probably have a ton of customers to remember so I don't assume you remember my son Paul and me from two weeks ago. But I just wanted to thank you for getting us on the river and to let you know that e had a great trip. The Pine is a jewel as you know and e feel really blessed to have shared it together father and son. The fishing was so good it caused us to get to camp just before dark. The brown trout we kept panned up nicely and we enjoyed it by our campfire. We love it on the river and Paul's first home-school project is a narrated video/photo story of an adventure that still fills our minds and hearts. The last day thru to Low Bridge was just a gift from God. The clear skies and bright early morning sun just made the river magical. I don't know when we will be back but I guarantee we will, and you all well be part of that visit. Thanks again for the service and hand shake. God bless you.
Kayaks Available for Rent
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