Kayak Rentals

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

Kayaking the Pine with Hoxey our mascot.

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

Kayakers on the Manistee in early fall

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

We definitely want to kayak the Pine again next year. We enjoyed your campground immensely and feel that you go out of your way to provide a family-oriented camping experience and for a pleasant river experience. We plan to return next year to paddle another section of the river.
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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
  • Funyaks

Kayak Models Include

Surveyor
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Aquafusion
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Nova Craft
Charter
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Impulse
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Perception
Zydeco
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Dagger
Bayou
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Dagger
Riviera (Sit-on-top)
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Jackson Kayak
Typhoon (Sit-on-top)
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Old Town
Loon 168 Tandem
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Old Town
Loon 138 Tandem
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Old Town
Loon 138
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Old Town
Loon 120
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Old Town
Loon 111
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Old Town
Loon 100
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Old Town
Twin Otter
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Old Town
Otter
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Old Town
Heron JR.
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Old Town
Twin Heron
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Old Town
Heron
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Old Town