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Big Cedar Campground, Canoe & Kayak Livery
Upper Peninsula Canoe Rentals on the Manistique River

Upper Peninsula Canoe Rentals | Kayak Rentals | River Tube Rentals | Shuttle Service
Welcome to our Upper Peninsula Canoe, Kayak, River Tube, & Shuttle Service.  Camp at Big Cedar or just stop in and rent canoes or kayaks for a trip through the Seney National Wildlife Refuge on the beautiful Manistique River, over 95,000 acres of land and water devoted to wildlife preservation, right here in the Upper Peninsula.

  • Tube rentals $15 for approximately 1 hour trip (includes transportation)

  • Kayak rentals starting at $30.00 for a 2 & 1/2 to 4 hour trip (includes transportation)

  • Canoe/double kayaks rentals starting at $37.00 for a 2 & 1/2 to 4 hour trip (includes transportation)
  • Shuttle service $20 for ten curves
  • Shuttle service $25 for mead creek
  • Shuttle service $10 for roadside park tubing
  • Pricing is up to 4 canoes or kayaks $5 additional per canoe or kayak


Times are based on moderate paddling.

Take A Relaxing Trip on the Manistique River
Visitors and campers alike can enjoy a relaxing trip on the Manistique River with our canoe, kayak, or river tube rentals. Enjoy a trip through the southern portions of the Seney Wildlife Refuge or the 10 Curves drop off river run. Tubing trips are about 1 hour, with canoe and kayak trips starting at 2½ hours to 4 hours or longer. Large groups are always welcome and can receive discounts.

The Manistique River
The river meanders through the Seney Wildlife Refuge.  This portion of the river stretches an incredible 13 miles.  This is one of the most relaxing and fulfilling ways to view the wildlife and majestic scenery of the refuge.  You can encounter:  moose, deer, swans, turtles, ducks, bald eagles, muskrats, along with a host of other inhabitants.

"Spacious sites compared to state campground. The owners where very nice and accommodating! Camping in a tent was a wonderful experience here. Bathrooms were always spotless and the mosquitoes were not bad considering the location. Also have kayak and canoe rentals with choice between 2 and 4 hour route. We did the 4 hour through the Seney Wildlife Refuge and couldn't have been happier. Definitely pack 40% DEET bug spray though. Only 10 minutes from Seney Wildlife Refuge as well (for a visit by land)." — Hanna B. 5/5 Google

"I stayed up there under the new ownership.  The campground was extremely clean and owners were super nice prices are super Fair. They rent kayaks and it is right on the river. There's also a lot of small lakes and and places to fish. I ended up having a little bit of car trouble. Let me tell you these people went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of. I will definitely go back no questions." — Clayton S. 5/5 Google