Kayaks are a great alternative to canoes and offer a different paddling experience. Riders can paddle at their own pace and go where and when they want to.
Our kayaks are great for sore backs as they all have back rests, unlike canoes.
Kayaks are much more maneuverable and easier to control than canoes.
We offer single (1 person) or double (2 person) kayaks for you to choose from.
We have 2 styles of kayaks. Our most popular style is the "Spirit" model which are kayaks that you sit on top of. Our other model is the Old Town "Loon" which is more of a traditional type. Our customers generally prefer the "Spirit" sit-on-top style kayaks as they are much easier to get in and out of and is like floating down the river in an easy-chair.
Each kayak is equipped with a 2-sided kayak paddle and a floatable seat cushion.
Life-Jackets are always available upon request before bus departs River View Campground.
Most of our trips begin with a short shuttle ride up-river to one of our landings. All of our shuttles depart at regularly scheduled times. On busy days we are shuttling many people up river and it is important for canoers to arrive at our bus loading area on time. If you miss your scheduled departure time, you will have to wait until the next shuttle bus that has extra room.
Once you arrive at our up-river landings, your kayaks will be set out and ready to go. Just take your pick and you are off!
There is no time-limit on our river trips, feel free to take as much time as you'd like. Our only guideline is that you must have your kayaks back to River View Campground no later than 6pm.
When you arrive at River View Campground's landing, pull your kayaks ashore and we'll take care of the rest. Your car or campsite is just a short walk away.
All of River View Campground's kayaks and equipment are inspected annually by the Arenac County Marine Patrol and registered by the State of Michigan.