Information or Reservations
Canoe & Kayak
5 1/2 Hours - 18 Miles
Peak Days Only
Saturdays in July & August
Holiday Weekends & July 4th
1 1/4 Hours
Picnic Area - Restrooms
2 1/2 Hours
5 1/2 Hours
This is not a trip that we recommend. It is 18 Miles, that is a long time. The on the water time is 5 1/2 hours. It will take many people 6 1/2 to 7 hours to complete this trip. We have been in this business for over 40 years. The majority of people that have taken this trip have either gotten out at the four hour stop or wish that they had. We do not always offer this trip. This trip is by reservation only. This trip is not available on Saturdays in July and August and Holiday weekends.
Canoe or Kayak
Which is right for you?
When you arrive at Penrod's you will register in the office. At this time you will determine how far you would like to go and how many canoes and or kayaks you will need. We will then do what we call a "Map run through" with you and your group. This consists of about a two minute slide show explaining where the public stopping areas are, restroom locations and a description of your landing. You will also be given a map to take with you. Then we will determine an approximate pick-up time for you. The 2 1/2 hours is based on easy paddle on the water time. If you would like to stop to picnic or swim just let us know before you leave and we will add time on to your trip. Some people choose to take a cell phone so they can alter there pick-up time while on the water.
Penrod's has a private put-in channel for your convenience.
When you are ready to leave a member of our staff will assist you in your watercraft.
Enjoy your Trip
The best time of day to go is within one hour after we open. Even on busy Saturdays if you leave in the first hour you can quite often have the river to yourself. Enjoy a leisurely picnic on the river or stop and take a swim on hot day. One hour downstream there is over a mile of state land. Two hours down is Canoe Camp which is a state forest campground.
Pick-up and Return
When you arrive at your landing one of our drivers will return you to Penrod's.
It is about a five to ten minute ride back.
When you return to Penrod's be sure to visit our T-Shirt Shop. We stock the necessary river essentials, sunscreen, dry bags, eyeglass straps, chips, pop, etc. We also have the largest selection of Au Sable River T-Shirts.