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.
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Could Saturday have been a better day? It began for us on the Pine River rushing through rapids as water splashed over the sides of our kayaks. With the sun warming us from above, and with the sound of the moving water and the gentle breeze, all senses were engage and pleased. The day ended pounding up and down the Big M trails on our mountain bikes, cycling underneath a canopy of green leaves, nature's cathedral. I can't think of how the day could have been better. Thank you once again for hosting us for our Pine River paddle. You and your staff were charming and extremely helpful.
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