Little Manistee River Trips

The upper section of the Manistee River is excellent for intermediate to advanced paddlers wishing for a more challenging adventure. It is characterized by shallow, fast water; obstacles such as trees and limbs and log jambs; and sharp turns. Some sections are designated class 3 rapids because of the obstacles. The lower section from the weir down is a more gentle trip, not as fast or technical, and appropriate for paddlers and tubers with some experience.

Manistee Adventures offers several trip lengths, put-in, and pull-out options. Our most economical trips are those that end at Insta Launch Campground adjacent to our office. Trips ending at other locations requiring boat pick up will be charged an additional $30 per group for groups renting 3 or fewer boats.

Nine Mile to Six Mile

2.5 Hour Trip
  • Canoe $55
  • Kayak $45
  • Double Kayak $60

Six Mile to Old Stronach Bridge

3.5 Hour Trip
  • Canoe $60
  • Kayak $50
  • Double Kayak $65

GoPro Add-on

(with mounting accessories)
Includes the SD card at the end of the trip.

Waterproof Cell Phone Case Add-on