Fun on the P.M. River Starts at Baldwin Canoe Rental
Types of Watercraft
Baldwin Canoe Rental carries every type of small watercraft, including the most requested Old Town Canoes. Like to kayak by yourself? Rent a solo kayak, or pair with someone in a tandem kayak. Baldwin Canoe Rental also has tubes and rafts for that leisurely float down the river. Get a bunch of friends or family together on a six-person raft, but note that you'll move a bit slower than a single raft. Rent anything for just two hours...or up to three days. Prices start at $35 for solo kayaks; $45 for canoes and includes bus service from the end of your trip back to your vehicle. Safety equipment such as life jackets and cushions is provided by Baldwin Canoe Rental.
Explore the Pere Marquette River!
The P.M. River covers 66 miles over four counties, and is considered to be Michigan's clearest free flowing river. At two to four feet deep and 30-40 feet wide, the current is steady but does not present problems for the beginning paddler. It winds through forested land and various type of wildlife can be seen.
Permits & Reservations
The U.S. Forest Service limits the amount of watercraft on the P.M. River each day. Watercraft hours on the river are 9am-6pm, and you must obtain a daily permit for $3 from the Forest Service for the section of river you would like to paddle, if you are using your own watercraft. The staff at Baldwin Canoe Rental knows the river and its rules, and will be happy to talk with you regarding your trip. There are also campgrounds along the river for primitive camping, and they can provide information on these sites. The primitive campgrounds have picnic tables and fire rings; Pere Marquette Campground KOA (about 1.5 miles from Sulak Landing) has water hook ups and electricity, and the modern sites are equipped with hot water and flush toilets.
Only 40 minutes from Ludington
Baldwin, MI 49304
Last Updated: 09-21-2018 12:42 PM ID: 1633