The AuSable River and inner lakes of the Oscoda area provide one of the most diverse and beautiful views in the world for canoeing and kayaking or just floating along on a tube and enjoying nature and its surrounding.
High Banks, endless forests, meadows covered with wildflowers, and wild animals such as Deer, and Bald Eagles, in their native environment allow for a quiet, peaceful, and relaxing getaway.
Canoeing and Kayaking is like backpacking, with one notable exception: everything is carried in the canoe or kayak, not on your back! There are no trails to follow, so you can go anywhere there’s water. With half and full day outings, safety, fun, and learning experiences are fun priorities, coupled with an appreciation for the natural environment. We welcome first time paddlers and seasoned veterans alike.
Canoe & Kayaking Events
Annual Klondike Canoe Race This is an MCRA event marking the first race of the season involving 1 & 2 man competitions. Call the Canoe Marathon Association for more information: (989) 820.5196
HUP – Hurry up Paddle or Sink Call 989.739.7322 for more information on this event
Curly Memorial Canoe Race MCRA sanctioned race memorializing local canoe legends ~ Harry, Jerry, & Kevin Curley. For info call 989.820.5196
Annual AuSable River International Canoe Marathon Beginning at dusk in Grayling and ending in Oscoda, 120 miles and 14 non-stop hours later! Paddlers from all over the nation and Canada meet the challenge in this must see event. For information call 989.820.5196
Annual AuSable River Canoe & Clean Pitch in and help maintain the beauty of the majestic AuSable River. For information call 989.739.9040
SUNNYBUNNS JET SKI RENTALS 989.820.6186 or 989.362.4040 (jet skis and boat rentals available)
Alcona Canoe Rental 989.735.2973 or 800.526.7080
Hunts Canoe Rentals 989.739.4408
North Country Canoe Rental 989.341.4313
Oscoda Canoe Rental 989.739.9040