Sturgeon River Kayak Trips & Adventures

Sturgeon River Kayak Trips For Confident Thrill Seekers
The Only Sturgeon River Livery Renting Premium Kayaks
Liquid Logic White Water Kayaks for the Class I/II Sturgeon River

The Sturgeon River is the fastest river the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The Sturgeon River Kayak trip is fun paddling by confident paddlers who have kayaked before or for beginners to intermediate paddlers looking for excitement. The Sturgeon descends 14 feet per mile. This technical river with many turns can be quite an adventure.  You will need to navigate around the natural log jams and sometimes low branches along the shore in the beautiful cedar forest of the Pigeon River Valley.  There are a couple of areas where the water changes levels and you should watch for an occasional boulder or log just under the surface.  There are narrow stretches of river with sharp turns where the speed picks up during this Sturgeon River kayaking trip. This river is faster and more technical than the Pine River because of it’s narrow width and many turns. 

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Sturgeon River Kayaking River Trips

The Remix XP from Liquid Logic kayak excels in whitewater and the fast water of Wolverine, Michigan’s Sturgeon River yet carries speed across the slower section of the Sturgeon River as you reach Burt Lake. The Remix XP has an integral skeg which when deployed offers superb tracking but with the skeg tucked away the XP offers the agility needed to excel on whitewater.   We are the only outfitter and livery renting these premium kayaks for the Sturgeon River. We have 7 Liquid Logic Remix XP’s and 2 of Liquid Logic Coupe Sit on top kayaks with several other kayaks to round out a trip for up to 12  people in one group.  We have simplified our schedule and trips routes, this year, to better serve our customers. We offer the two trips below. For either trip you will meet us at our shop at 10:30 am. Please note will be coming back from our 10:00am Indian River launch time so please make yourself comfortable on the chairs out front or on the lawn adjacent to the building, the parking lot or the covered porch on the Boat House – fancy name for the blue barn style shed just west of the Parking lot.

 

Sturgeon River Kayaking and Canoeing Adventures:

1. Wolverine Lumberjack Park to Rondo Rd.

Launch Location: Lumberjack Park – Extended Middle Stretch
How Long: 3 Hour – Our Most Popular Sturgeon River Trip. 
When:  10:30am meet at our kayak shop to go over details of trip.
Be ready to leave for river at 11:00am so please come dressed for your trip.
Launch by 11:15-11:30am. Pick up is at South White Road at 3:00pm
$35 per single person kayak.


2. Wolverine to Burt Lake at DeVoe Beach

Launch Location: Lumberjack Park
Extended Middle Stretch & Technical Section and Burt Lake.
How Long: 4 1/2 hours to 5 1/2 hours – $45 per kayak, $45 per canoe
When: Meet at our kayak shop to go over details of trip.
Be ready to leave for river at 11:00am so please come dressed for your trip.
Launch by 11:15-11:30am.
Pick up is at DeVoe Beach** between 4:30pm and 5:00pm
$45 per single person kayak.

** If Burt Lake is Windy and Wavy where the Sturgeon Meets the Lake your exit point will be Fisher Woods.  A map will be provided.

Sturgeon River Trips


3. Pick Up Only Liquid Logic Remix Full Day Rental*

Save Some Dough$$ Pick Up Remix XP’s

Pick up RemixXP kayak or kayaks, and transport kayaks yourself. Premium Liquid Logic Remix XP 9 or Remix XP10. $40 for the day plus $60 refundable deposit.

*You must have kayak racks installed, a pick up truck or a trailer to properly transport the kayakls. We have 7 Remix XP Creek River Crossover kayaks in total. Pick up after 9:00am at BrassWind Landing. Return kayak by 6:00pm.
Sturgeon River Trip – Pickup Only


Take a kayaking paddle adventure on The Sturgeon River with BrassWind Landing. It is rated a Class I-II river.  A kayaking adventure on the Sturgeon River offers many opportunities for thrills and chills since it is a spring fed river with temperatures running between 42 and 52 degrees.

Come tame the dragon on this fast water kayaking or canoeing river trip. The Sturgeon River sections that we run river trips on are from just south of Wolverine, Michigan to Indian River, Michigan.

For an easier paddle we have a quiet water trip from Burt Lake to Mullett Lake on the Inland Waterway and Indian River for a more relaxing lake and river trip adventure visit our Indian River Trip page click here.  Scroll down to enjoy our Gallery of Sturgeon River Trips Images Below and see pictures of our kayaks.

We offer several different types of kayaks for rent for the kayaking river trips including the Liquid Logic Remix XP 10, the Remix XP9 and the Liquid Logic Coupe sit on top creek river play boat. With these creek river hybrid kayaks with a drop down skeg (kind of like a small fin) built in to help you track straight or paddle out of a troublesome curve or log jammed area, we have a low tip over rate of about 25%.  If you are paying attention when we give instructions for handling the boats and the river, and if you are paying attention of what is coming up ahead on the river, you may not even tip over!  We also rent FastWater poly Canoes. We have four, 16′, 2 person canoes in our fleet.

If you do decide to paddle the beautiful and exciting Sturgeon River you should consider that you may tip over.  If you like an adventure or at least consider it a good story then this is the river for you.  Water shoes or strap sandals are required on this trip. No Flip Flops.  We sell some good basic, drawstring,  water shoes for $10. We also suggest you have a floating eyeglass holder to protect your prescription glasses or sunglasses. We sell colorful Bobberz floating sunglass holders for your glasses for $3. Waterproof floating cases for your phone are available to purchase for $15.  You will need to take at least 1 cell phone with you for emergencies and to let us know you are back at the pickup point.

 

We  offer lessons and guided trips on the Sturgeon River for the beginner, intermediate and the advanced paddler with River Guide Rick Meisterheim. Read more  about lessons click here.

For Rental Rates and more information about our fleet, please visit our Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboard Rentals Rates Page.

We are conveniently located off I75 at exit 310 which is a reasonable drive from Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinaw City, Petoskey, Cheboygan and Gaylord. Indian River is a great destination to add to your Northern Michigan Getaway Vacation!

Read more about the Sturgeon River at www.fishweb.com.

For Water Levels on the Sturgeon River visit the united States Coast Guard water data website at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mi/nwis/uv?site_no=04127997