1. Canoe Trips In Big Rapids

Canoe Trips In Big Rapids

We provide canoe trips from one hour to seven days on Michigan’s second longest river, the Muskegon River. Our longest trip, seven days, covers approximately 130 miles. We have several overnight and day trips for either leisurely floats or all day paddles. The river system of campgrounds is well placed to accommodate canoe camping. You may want to bring a fishing pole, the Muskegon River has been ranked nationally by Field and Stream for its fishing. Please call for details and information to build a trip suited to your group. Our most popular day trips include a three-hour, four and a half hour, and an all day seven-hour trip. Our most popular overnight and weekend trips include Hersey to Paris Park where you can camp the next day. From Evart to Blodget Landing Camp Ground, located in Hersey, and then from Blodget to Paris Park, and then from Paris Park to Big Rapids is a perfect three-day run. Day Canoe Trips and Rates: Rates are for 2 people per canoe. 3rd person over 10 years old add $5.00 Highbanks (1 Hour) - $20.00 Paris (2.5 Hour) - $35.00 County Line (4 Hour) - $40.00 Hersey (6-7 Hours) - $50.00 Evart (10-11 Hours) - $55.00 If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
2 guests
Tours, Lessons, and Diving


We were established in 1979 on the Muskegon River at the site of one of the original sawmills in the Big Rapids area. The area is rich in logging history, as Big Rapids was one of the first locations for milling of the massive log drives coming from upriver. In fact, most of the timber used to rebuild Chicago after the famous Chicago fire was floated and milled on the Muskegon River. Since our success many other LiveriesRentals have added tubing, but none to the degree in quantity or success that the Sawmill Tube Canoe Livery, Inc. has achieved. In fact, in the first 10 years of operation National Geographic: World published and placed us in the top twelve best places in the Nation to tube!Click on our tubing link for more information. Canoeing or kayaking the Muskegon River will take you back in history. The river was a major interior waterway to the west coast of Michigan for the Indians, Fur Traders and finally loggers. Our canoe and kayak service provides a wide variety of combinations to accommodate day, overnight, weekend or even up to 7-day canoekayak trips. You may want to fish... This river was picked by Field and Stream in the top twenty rivers in the Nation to fish and there are several designated Trout areas to fish. Unlike many of the rivers in northwestern Michigan, the Muskegon River is uncrowded. You won’t have to wait in line at narrow turns with canoes stacked behind you on this river! The Muskegon River is perfect in width and current to truly enjoy your canoeingkayaking experience without having to fight the river or crowds! Click our canoeingkayaking link for more information. After 30 years we are rapidly approaching having served ½ million customers. We pride ourselves in customer service! Visit us and experience yourself why so many keep returning. We hope to see you. Your fun, enjoyment and satisfaction are our job!!

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