Paw Paw River Campground & Canoes

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Paw Paw River
Named after the Pawpaw tree, this southwest Michigan waterway has been used for transportation and sport for hundreds of years. We are blessed to own the only private Paw Paw River launch access in Watervliet, Michigan.

All are welcome to go canoeing, kayaking, or tubing and enjoy the natural waterway: the Paw Paw River.

Memorial Day to Labor Day

Closed Mondays (Open Holiday Mondays)

Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4pm

3 1/2 hour (7 miles) stops running at 3pm

1 hour (2 miles) stops running at 4pm

September Hours:

Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm

Launch open daily: Parking pass required

Livery & Launch Details
3 1/2 hour (7 miles), this trip is for adventures that are well versed in portaging and navigating the waterway's natural obstacles.

Canoes (seats 2-3 ppl) $40

Kayaks (single) $30

1 hour (2 mile), this trip is for beginner and experienced adventurers alike. There are a few natural barriers to work through, but it lasts just enough time to enjoy the natural beauty of Southwest Michigan's Paw Paw River waterway.

Canoes (seats 2-3 ppl) $25

Kayaks (single) $20

Tubes, this fun adventure offers large groups of friends and family a great way to enjoy the natural waterway. This trip lasts for three and a half hours, so pack some beverages, waterproof your snack containers and apply the bug spray (3 1/2 hour float). Please know that there are natural obstacles in the river to work around, this trip can be a workout! $10 each.

Transports & parking: Have your own kayak or canoe? No problem, we provide a transport service. $10 (for first transport and vehicle parking), with a $5 charge for each additional transport. We will NOT transport customer tubes due to so many popping and being left behind on the river by patrons this year (2017). Remember we have industrial tubes for rental.

Launch & parking: $5


Electric & Primitive
Daily Rates:

Electric/water: $30 per tent or RV

Electric/water (on the river): limited sites available-call for pricing

Primitive: $20 per tent

Weekly Rates:

Electric/water: $150

Electric/water (on the river): limited sites available-call for pricing

Primitive $100

Fee Required

5355 M-140
Watervliet, MI 49098
GPS: 42° 12.45120, -86° 14.67360
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