Au Sable

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Canoe & Kayak



Welcome to Au Sable River country.

              and the surrounding area is the perfect place to experience the beauty of Northern Michigan. From a relaxing float down the world famous Au Sable River mainstream to a peaceful walk through Hartwick Pines exploring the history of Michigans logging era.


Make a Day of it

Planning a trip is easy.

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Penrod's Au Sable Canoe and Kayak alcohol policy
Store items in your car before paddling at Penrod's Au Sable Canoe and Kayak.
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Water Shoes


Eyeglass Straps

Water, Soda, Juice

Anything Glass


Styrofoam Coolers

Hard Liqour

Alcohol Policy

Not Allowed

(see below)


(can be left at canoe office)


Expensive Cameras

After your trip share your photos on our facebook page.



No deposit is required. Penrod's welcomes walk-ins at anytime of the season based on availability. To ensure that we can accommodate your paddling needs, reservations are suggested. During holidays and Saturdays in July and August, reservations are suggested.

To make a reservation or check on availability please call 1-888-467-4837. To reserve a watercraft we just need a name and phone number.


If the weather does not look favorable for what you have in mind just give us a call and we can easily move your reservation to another date. If you do not have the option of moving your date we can cancel your reservation for any reason. Since no deposit is required you do not have to worry about a financial loss or dealing with rain checks. Our goal is to make the organizational aspect of your trip as easy as possible.

Penrod's Au Sable Canoe and Kayak Store on the Mainstream of the Au Sable River.
Penrod's Store is fully equipped for your trip down the Au Sable River.
Penrod's Au Sable Canoe and Kayak caters to families.
Penrod's Au Sable Canoe and Kayak is family owned and oriented business.

Alcohol Policy

If you or anyone in your group plans on becoming intoxicated

while on the Au Sable please do not contact PENROD'S.

Penrod's is a family owned operated and oriented business that caters to family fun.

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Penrods Au Sable Canoe and Kayak Rental

Penrod's Au Sable Canoe & Kayak

would like you to please remember:

Alcohol and paddlesports don't mix.