|Whirlpool Launch||Rea Rd / Foote Dam|
|6 River Miles||12 River Miles|
|2 hr trip||4 hour trip|
|Weekdays or Weekends|
Anytime 9am to 3pm
|Weekdays – Anytime 9am-12pm|
Weekends – Starting at 9am, last departure 11am
|Canoe Rate – $40|
Sat reservations until 12pm only
| Canoe Rate – $50|
Sat reservations until 11am only
|Kayak Rate |
$30 Solo and $40 Tandem
| Kayak Rate |
$35 Solo and $50 Tandem
All one day rental canoes and kayaks must be off the river by 6:00 pm or late charges will apply (U.S. Forest Service Regulation)
|Tubing||Whirlpool to River Road Bridge|
|4 hr trip||Departures: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm|
|$20 per person||1 person per tube|
|Cooler tube rental available.||No private tubes or rafts allowed.|
Please remember to stay sober. Operating a watercraft while intoxicated is illegal. Please no more than one six pack of beer per canoe. Hard liquor, glass containers, Jello shots and Styrofoam coolers are prohibited. Maintain your partying within reasonable limits.
We reserve the right to check coolers and the right to refuse service.
Terms and Conditions
We strongly suggest that you make your reservations early to avoid disappointments. Payment in full is required for each canoe, tube or kayak. There is an extra charge for not reaching your destination. Reservations are requested for weekend trips. 30 day cancellation notice is required. All one day rental canoes and kayaks must be off the river by 6:00 p.m., or late charges will apply (U.S. Forest Service Regulation)
Sorry, no refunds due to inclement weather.
Our canoes & kayaks are safety inspected, registered and licensed by the Michigan State Waterways Commission. No styrofoam coolers or glass containers are allowed in the canoes, for your safety. We have a limit of 3 persons per canoe.
“Great time! Would definitely do it again.” – Ed
“Paddled the 2 hour trip in kayaks! River is clear and air is clean. Easy in and out of the river with knowledgeable staff!” – Erin
“We did about a 2-hour canoe trip on the AuSable River on July 5th. The canoe livery was crowded but the staff kept the operation running smoothly. They utilized several school-sized busses as well as vans to transport customers and canoes to the various put-in sites along the river. The Oscoda Canoe Rental livery is quite busy, especially on the weekends. I would strongly suggest making reservations ahead of time, especially if you are considering a weekend trip. The water is quite high this season so underwater obstacles are not much of a problem.” – Dennis
“Great people, clean and well maintained equipment, overall a great experience!” – Geoffrey
“Great place, reasonably priced, and the staff was friendly and courteous.” – April