Paddle the river, breath in the trees
Come Kayak with me....
The Kalamazoo River:
We recommend a stretch located west of M40 running to the Michigan Lakeshore, the lower section from below Lake Allegan to Hacklander Landing is designated as a state Natural River and offers some very nice paddling with relaxing views of wildlife. Travel along the Swan Lake Area Refuge (Restricted Area) and Ottawa Marsh, accessible from M89 boat launch outside of Fennville. We have multiple day trips available in this section of the river featuring enjoyable recreational paddling for family outings and group events. These trips range from approximately 2-6 hours.
Allegan Dam to M89: "Experience the purity of nature"
Take a trip through the heart of the Allegan State Game Area. This water trail will put you back in touch with nature! Come relax and enjoy 2-3 hours of pure Michigan natural scenery as you travel down river on a gentle current that takes you around Swan Lake Refuge along Koopmans Marsh, landing at M89 Bridge outside Fennville. Waterfowl and wildlife abounds.
Land or Launch at our
New Richmond Paddle Respite
This is a great trip for those seeking an adventure. Tour the Ottawa Marsh as you float down river to New Richmond where you will paddle into our paddle respite for an evening bonfire dinner or a try out GLAMPING on a picturesque bend of the river. Then continue on for a 3 hour float to Saugatuck Township the next day. This segment of the Kalamazoo River features vast wetland grasses and flowers that bloom beautifully all summer.
Guided Tours of Ottawa Marsh