Pine River Paddlesports
Paddlecraft Rentals on the Pine and Manistee Rivers
PRPC rents canoes, kayaks, rafts, and stand up paddleboards for trips on the Pine River and sections of the Manistee River. We carry the largest selection of paddlecraft rentals in Michigan.
Our staff of experienced paddlers will fit you to a canoe that is weight and experience appropriate. We have canoes from Old Town, Novacraft, and Wenonah available.
With the largest inventory of rental kayaks in the Midwest, we have choices available you won't find anywhere else. Our experienced staff will fit you to a kayak that is weight and experience appropriate. Inventory includes recreational kayaks, whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, funyaks, sit-on-top kayaks and more.
Our extensive inventory of rafts include: Two-man, three-man, and four-man rafts, which hold up to six if there are smaller kids in the mix. We only run commercial rafts, and only the best in the business, from Aire, Hyside, and Star.
Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals
Also in our inventory is a selection of both hard and inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards, or ‘SUPs’. SUPs offer a very unique way to paddle down the river. The view you get from standing up on the board is one of a kind as you get a different angle to see deeper into the water. However, you are not restricted to standing on the board the entire time - kneeling or sitting is completely acceptable! In addition to renting our SUPs on the rivers, people often times will rent them to haul with them to their cabin-getaway on a lake.
I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you how pleased I am with the level of service we received and the quality of facilities that we experienced during our recent outing through Pine River Paddlesport Center. Over the years I have worked with many canoeing outfitters, but I can honestly say that I have never felt so genuinely welcomed and accommodated as you and your staff made me feel. Your eagerness to make our trip exactly as we wanted was as refreshing as the actual paddling. I very much appreciated the thought you gave to which boats would make more sense as we switched from the Manistee to the Pine. It would have been easy for you to take the easy way out and let us go with the boats we already had, and the effort you put into switching for us speaks a lot about your service. I was also particularly impressed how you engaged the Scouts during your paddling "lesson" before we left. Working that process as a series of questions focused their attention and really made the points "stick". As for the facilities, I am ecstatic that I have found a place where I can know that I can go and have everything that I'm looking for in a non-wilderness campsite. You've really hit the mark with large, well spaced out sites where you don't feel like you're camping with the folks at the next site. Impeccably clean bathhouse facilities are a rarity, and yours is probably the cleanest I've ever seen. The focus on maintaining the peace and quiet of the woods really puts it over the top. I usually but a T-shirt from outfitters that I use mainly as a reminder of the trip that I took, and I bought a PRPC shirt as well. Somehow wearing the shirt last night felt different.....that I was actually proud to be wearing it. Thanks for a job well done.