Canoeing & Kayaking


There are several places to access the rivers and streams in Arenac County. You can also rent canoes and kayaks. Below is a list of rental liveries and the numbers correspond to the numbers on the map.

Canoe Liveries

1. Crystal Creek Campground and Canoe Livery (Omer) – 989-653-2644 
2. Rifle River Campground and Canoe Livery (Sterling) – 989-654-2556
3. River View Campground and Canoe Livery (Sterling) – 989-654-2447
4. Riverbend Campground and Canoe Rental (Omer)  –  989-653-2576

5. Russell Canoes and Campgrounds (Omer) – 989-653-2644   

6. Whispering Pines Campground and Canoe Livery (Twining) – 989-653-3321
7. Whites Canoe Livery (Sterling) – 989-654-2654 

8. Big Bend Family Campground (Standish) - 989-653-2267   513 Conrad Rd. (take US-23 north to Hale Rd.(M-65) south, to Conrad Rd.)

A Blue Water Trail is being established along the bay for canoeists and kayakers to better enjoy our area. You can download a map of the current access points below. Visit the Water Trail page on this website for more information on this new trail project.

 Download the Arenac Blue Water Trail map here