Ply the Wild Waters

Sea Kayaking

Paddling in the Upper Peninsula isn’t really a silent sport. You’ll hear the thunder of waterfalls, rush of rapids, call of loons, whisper of breezes or howl of wolves as you ply our waters. First time paddlers can ease their way across mirror smooth lakes and down lazy rivers. Avid paddlers can brave the Class IV whitewater rapids of Piers Gorge on the Menominee River. Plummet down a 10-foot waterfall and ride the churning waves between canyon walls. Or take a guided tour along Lake Superior’s colorful sandstone cliffs known as Pictured Rocks. It’s unforgettable.

Do yoga on a stand up paddleboard by the ancient shores of Mackinac Island. Glide over three visible shipwrecks off Drummond Island. Join family or friends for a short paddle out to Lake Superior on the Two-Hearted River. Or plan a long adventure on the Lake Superior Hiawatha Water Trail from Munising to Marquette to Big Bay in your sea kayaks.

Bring your own paddle craft or rent while you’re here. In spring our waters run fastest. But the beauty of summer and fall will inspire you to try new waters tomorrow.

 

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Au Train Lake Campground & Recreational Area - Hiawatha National Forest

Campground Rd
Au Train, MI 49806

Phone: (906) 387-2512
Website

From the intersection of County Highway 3 and M-28 in Au Train drive south 4.2 miles on County Highway 3 to FR 2276. Tur
AuTrain River Canoe & Kayak Rental

N7163 Forest Lake Rd
Au Train, MI 49806

N9426 State Highway M64
Lake Gogebic (S), MI 49947

Phone: (906) 842-3361
E-Mail Address: info@ninepinesresort.com
Website

Family resort geared up to entertain kids of all ages w/basketball, tether ball, swing sets, horseshoes, swim raft and c
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Big Cedar Campground & Canoe Livery

7936 State Highway M77
Germfask, MI 49836

Big Eric's Bridge State Forest Campground

Big Eric's Rd
Skanee, MI 49962

Phone: (906) 353-6651
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 20 sites for tent and small trailer use located on
Brimley State Park

9200 W 6 Mile Rd
Brimley, MI 49715

Phone: (906) 248-3422
Website

Brimley State Park provides recreational opportunities along the beautiful shore of Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. O
Cedar River North State Forest Campground/Pathway

River Rd
Cedar River, MI 49887

Phone: (906) 786-2354
Website

8 miles N of Cedar River (town) via M-35 & Co Rd 551 This rustic campground is nestled among a forest of mixed ha
Culhane Lake State Forest Campground

County Road 500
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 22 sites for tent and small trailer use located on
East Branch Fox River State Forest Campground

State Highway M77
Seney, MI 49883

Phone: (906) 452-6227
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 19 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic cam
Fox River State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 450
Seney, MI 49883

Phone: (906) 452-6227
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 7 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic camp
Grand Marais Outfitters

N14277 Lake Ave
Grand Marais, MI 49839

Great Turtle Kayak Tours

7395 Main St
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Greenwood Reservoir

Ishpeming, MI 49849

Phone: (906) 339-4461

Man-made 1400 acre reservoir with 26 miles of shoreline provides excellent fishing and canoeing opportunities. Boat Lau
Headquarters Lake State Forest

Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Campground is closed, but area is available for day use for canoeing, hiking, fishing & ORVS
High Bridge State Forest Campground

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 7 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on
Indian River - Hiawatha National Forest

State Highway M94
Manistique, MI 49854

Website

From the intersection of M-28 and M-94 east of Munising drive south 14.2 miles on M-94 to the campground. From Manistiqu
Island Lake - Hiawatha National Forest

Forest Route 2557
Wetmore, MI 49895

Phone: (906) 428-5800
Website

From the intersection of M-28 and Forest Highway 13 just east of Munising drive south 8.8 miles to FR 2268. Turn right (
Kayaking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

N8391 Sand Point Rd
Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 387-3700
(906) 387-2607
Website

Within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, put-in points for kayaks are Sand Point, Miners Beach, Twelvemile Beach and Hu
Lake Gogebic State Park/Forest Trail

N9995 State Highway M64
Lake Gogebic (S), MI 49947

Phone: (906) 842-3341
Website

Located on the edge of an extensive upland area set in the heart of the Ottawa National Forest, Lake Gogebic State Park
Mr Rental Inc

3400 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI 49829

Muskallonge Lake State Park/Hiking Trail

30042 County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 658-3338
Website

Located 28 miles northwest of Newberry in Luce County. The 217-acre park is situated between the shores of Lake Superior
Natalie State Forest Campground/Canada Lake Pathway

County Road 434
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
(906) 293-5900
Website

5.5 miles SE of Newberry via M-123, M-28 & Co Rd 403 Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reser
Northern Waters Kayak Adventures

712 W Munising Ave
Munising, MI 49862

North Store Follow Me Outfitters

18583 County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Northwoods Wilderness Outfitters

N4088 Pine Mountain Rd
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Paint River Forks - Ottawa National Forest

County Road 657
Iron River, MI 49935

Phone: (906) 265-5139
Website

From Iron River: Go West on US 2 to the City Limits and take County Road 653 North. Travel approximately 9 Miles North t
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

N8391 Sand Point Rd
Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 387-3700
(906) 387-2607
Website

Pictured Rocks Lakeshore extends for 40 miles along the Lake Superior shoreline of the Upper Peninsula. Over 73,000 acre
Piers Gorge State Park

US Highway 8
Norway, MI 49870

Phone: (800) 236-2447
E-Mail Address: ironmtinfo@gmail.com
Website

Piers Gorge is the most challenging section of whitewater in the Midwest. The Menominee River plummets down a 10 foot wa
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park/Trails

33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Website

On the shores of Lake Superior, Porcupine Mountains contain the Midwest's largest remaining stand of old growth timb
Reed & Green Bridge State Forest Campground

County Road 410
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 4 sites for tent and small trailer use along the T
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

1674 Refuge Entrance Rd
Seney, MI 49836

Phone: (906) 586-9851
E-Mail Address: seney@fws.gov
Website

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to watch wildlife, get out into nature and go exploring. Winter, spring,
Soaring Eagle Outfitters

93 N Pine St
Gwinn, MI 49841

Sturgeon River Canoe Livery

40861 Sturgeon River Rd
Chassell, MI 49916

Tahquamenon Falls State Park/Trails

41382 W State Highway M123
Paradise, MI 49768

Phone: (906) 492-3415
Website

Located near Paradise, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, is the second largest state park in Michigan. Tahquamenon Fall Stat
Tahquamenon General Store Canoe & Kayak Rentals

39991 W State Highway M123
Paradise, MI 49768

The Woods Canoe & Kayak Rental

19184 State Highway M123
Newberry, MI 49868

Uncle Ducky Outdoors

1331 W State Highway M28
Munising, MI 49862

Western UP Water Trail - Baraga County

Western UP Water Trail - Gogebic County

Western UP Water Trail - Ontonagon County

Whitecap Kayak/Steep Creek Outfitters

930 E US Highway 2
Ironwood, MI 49938

Isle Royale
Isle Royale, MI 49931

Phone: (906) 482-0984
Website

Isle Royale National Park is one of the least visited National Parks in the USA. It's a pristine archipelago located
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Lake Michigan Water Trail - Delta County

Lake Michigan Water Trail - Mackinac County

Menominee River State Recreation Area (Piers Gorge Unit & Quiver Unit)

US Highway 8
Norway, MI 49870

Phone: (906) 875-3324
(517) 284-7275
Website

The Menominee River State Recreation Area encompasses nearly 10,000 acres of public land along a 17 mile stretch of unde
Paddling Michigan

1331 W Munising Ave
Munising, MI 49862

Copper Harbor, MI 49908

Phone: (800) 338-7982
E-Mail Address: info@keweenaw.info
Website

One of the best ways to enjoy the peacefulness and natural splendor of this area is from the seat of a canoe or kayak, a
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Hiawatha Water Trails East

Hiawatha Water Trails West

Keweenaw Trails

Website

Information website on Non-motorized Trails in the Keweenaw Peninsula
Lake Michigan Water Trail - Schoolcraft County

Les Cheneaux Water Trail - Chippewa County

Les Cheneaux Water Trail - Mackinac County

Fayette Historic Townsite & State Park/Foot Trail

13700 13.25 Ln
Garden, MI 49835

Phone: (906) 373-1668
(906) 644-2603
Website

Once a bustling industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron from 1867 to 1891, Fayette offers visitors the
Glidden Lake State Forest Campground/Lake Mary Plains Trail

Lake Mary Rd
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

Phone: (906) 875-6622
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 23 sites for tent or small trailer use located on G
Isle Royale National Park Paddle Trail

Isle Royale
Isle Royale, MI 49908

True North Outpost & Northwoods Adventures

W5768 Old Piers Gorge Rd
Norway, MI 49870

N7070 Autrain Forest Lake Rd
Au Train, MI 49806

Phone: (906) 892-8114
Website

On beautiful AuTrain Lake. Open all year. Located on the sandy north shore of AuTrain Lake, just 2 miles south of Lake S
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155 Gratiot St
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Phone: (906) 289-4303
E-Mail Address: info@keweenawadventure.com
Website

Established in 1994, Keweenaw Adventure Company is a guide and outfitter specializing in Lake Superior sea kayaking and
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