Kayaking and Paddling In Michigan

Built by paddlers for paddlers, to help everyone spend more time on the water exploring nature.

Michigan’s Community Driven Resource  For All Things  Canoe, Kayak and Paddling Related

"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water." -- Loren Eiseley

Access Point Map

Find a launch point near you.

Add a river or lake launch point to help others.

Kayak|Canoe Buyers Guide

Research canoes and Kayaks.  Read reviews from community members. 

Research Gear and Accessories 

Paddling Guides For Rivers and Lakes

Find detailed paddling information on various rivers and lakes in Michigan. 

Start here when planning your next trip. 

Here's to the fanatic, the passionate and the enthusiast. To those who commune with nature on a regular basis. The ones who know that time on the water is not an escape from life, but a return to it. Individuals who feel at home when on the water. Those that find pure enjoyment in nature, are inspired by it's secret joys and empowered by it's silent beauty. The crazy ones who believe that in this increasingly connected world, the richness of life is found in adventure and in the rejuvenating flow of water around you... We're glad your here!


CAN YOU help others access a favorite river you like to float?  DO YOU know of good rivers for multi-day camping trips with kids?  COULD YOU write a tutorial on techniques for bass fishing from a kayak?

If so, WILL YOU please share your knowledge with our community!  We want articles and posts on this site to come from other like-minded community members who want to share their passion for paddling with the community to help everyone find exciting new adventures.

Share An Adventure

From a simple recent river reports to full blown trip guides… big or small, we’d love to hear your story.  Use the form at the link below to submit your story and images.  Reports, specific river guides, tips, how to’s, scenic destinations or anything paddling\ fishing related is welcomed.  Share your story!

Share Your Story

Share A Kayak Review

Real, honest reviews wanted!  Let the community know your true opinion of your kayak.  How do you rate it’s stability, speed, durability?  We’ll be doing some of our own in house testing for comparisons, but we want to know what our community thinks of their kayak\canoe\SUP.

Share A Review

Add A Launch Point

Finding new places to paddle isn’t always easy.  Local access points can sometimes be hidden in plain sight, right under our noses.  Help other members of the community find a place to paddle whether they are on vacation or just looking for a new local launch point.

Add a Launch Point

Recent Paddling Photos From Our Community

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Kayak Fishing

Kayak fishing

Kayak Fishing For Pike \ Bass In Upper St. Joseph River

Put in - Kayak access point St. Patrick's County Park Take out - Kayak access point St. Joseph River Park Distance 5.5 miles Float time…
Kayak fishing
Shark fishing turned kayaking with dolphins

Kayak Customization

Kayak Customization \ Repair

Easy Sun Dolphin Kayak Repair

How to fix a crack or hole in a kayak made of HDPE So we're excited to release the first video in a series of…
Kayak Customization \ Repair
DIY Micro Power-Pole Mounting Plate for Evoke Sequoia 120

Gear Reviews

Kayaking Gear | Reviews

Swiss Cargo Canoe | Kayak Cart Review

Overview Of The Foldable & Portable Swiss Cargo Kayak Cart\Dolly My One Year Field Test Review So it's been about a year and a half…

Community Trips

Community Trips and Tips

Kayaking Turnip Rock

Put in - Kayak access point Bird Creek Park Take out - Kayak access point Bird Creek Park Distance  7 miles Total trip time (including…