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Saturday 02/17 10%
Cloudy skies. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 02/18 10%
A few clouds from time to time. High around 40F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday 02/19 90%
Rain likely. High 54F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
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Rental Rates

As we are located in a Michigan State Park, a valid state park permit will be required and can be purchased when you visit.

Book Now or call 248.685.2379

Downriver Trips

Click on the links below to see site-specific Google Earth Video Maps with embedded videos of pick up points, turns, and portages from the paddler’s perspective and GPS Pick Up Point Google Maps with the capability to view where you are in relation to the Pick Up Point.

Pick-Up Site

Paddle Time

Price Per
Canoe or Kayak

Riverbend Picnic Area 1 – 1 1/2 hours $38
Placeway Road 2 – 3 hours $42

Longer and overnight trips are available. Please call for pricing information.
In addition, we will also provide livery service for privately owned watercraft.
This service is priced individually.

Self Return

Lake Canoeing

Price Per Craft

Canoe or Kayak 1 hour $28
2 hours $31
3-4 hours $35
After 4 hours, $6 for each additional hour

Season Hours

Schedule Thursday – Sunday
Monday – Wednesday
Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day 10:00am to 7:00pm By advance reservation only
Minimum 8 boats

Book Now or call 248.685.2379


Please click on the red marker to get customized directions.

From Detroit:

Take 96 west toward Lansing until you get to the Kensington Road exit (#151).   Turn right and follow the signs to the Island Lake Recreation area.  Turn left into the recreation area and follow the sign to the canoe rental.