Northern Michigan canoe rentals, Manistee River

Chippewa Landing - Canoeing and Camping - Manistee River

Canoe rentals, kayaking, rafting, tubing and camping on the Manistee River

The first and friendliest name in camping, canoeing, rafting, kayaking and tubing on the Manistee River for over 50 years. Our full service canoe livery and campground is located just 10 minutes north of Cadillac, Michigan in beautiful Northern Michigan.

Chippewa Landing’s friendly service, natural setting, and top quality equipment will always assure a great paddlesport experience.

You can rent Canoes, Kayaks, Tubes or Rafts, and the river will carry you safely downstream to your waiting car at the livery. Our transport vehicles will take you upstream when you are ready (no waiting) and you end your paddlesport trip at Chippewa Landing.


Take as long as you want on the Manistee River while picnicking, swimming or just enjoying the relaxing float down the river. There are plenty of sand bars for swimming, and natural spots to get out and relax or fish.

The Manistee River is the most unspoiled natural river in the lower peninsula, and has become the place for superior canoeing, rafting, kayaking, tubing, and great rustic camping along the banks of the Manistee River. You don’t need experience to canoe the Manistee River, there are no dangerous rapids and it is very family friendly. Always a constant flow, never any portages.

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Camping on the Manistee River

Near Cadillac, Michigan
Very private rustic campground on the river

Map of the Chippewa Landing Campground

camping Manistee Riverscout troop campsiteWe have large camping spots right on site that can accommodate big groups, and small isolated camping areas for just one or two.

Chippewa Landing works closely with Oak Grove Campground to accommodate campers that prefer full amenities camping. Oak Grove is only 8 miles north off US-131 and offers bath house, dump station, and full hook ups with 30 amp service. Call 231-429-9224 or visit

We are a great destination for scout groups. For over fifty years, our large campsites on the Manistee River have accommodated big groups. All of us at Chippewa Landing can be a great help to get the troop on the Manistee River for a truly rustic camping experience.

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