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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Just wanted to say thanks for setting us up with a great day on the Pine River. The wildflowers, riverbanks, damsel flies dancing along the river, a deer eating in the middle of a high steep bank and a baby blue heron making its first attempts at flying will be unforgettable. We enjoyed the ride to the launch, the 5-minute lesson and appreciated your concern for the right trip for us. My first river canoe trip was so much fun. I will be back and highly recommend PRPC to friends and family.
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