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 trips under permit with the US Forest Service.

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Nine Mile to Six Mile

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

Six Mile to Old Stronach Bridge

3.5 Hour Trip
  • Canoe $65
  • Kayak $55
  • Double Kayak $70

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