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.

Premium White Water Lake Creek Crossover Kayaks for the Sturgeon River!
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 also have 4  Paluski Fast Water Canoes.

Our Sturgeon River Kayaking and Canoeing Adventures:

  1. Wolverine Lumberjack Park to Rondo Road – Middle Stretch
    2 Hour – Our Most Popular Sturgeon River Trip. 
    $35 per single person kayak, $50 per 2 person canoe or tandem ($25 each)
  2. Wolverine Lumber Jack Park to South White Road – Extended Middle Stretch
    2 1/2 hours – $35 per single kayak. $50 per canoe ($25 per person)
  3. South White to Fisher Woods or Burt Lake
    3 to 4 hours  – $35 per kayak, $50 per canoe
  4. Wolverine to Fisher Woods – Mid & Technical Section
    3 1/2 to 4 hours – $45 per kayak, $50 per canoe
  5. Wolverine to Burt Lake – Mid, Technical to Lake Sections
    4 1/2 to 6 hours – $45 per kayak, $50 per canoe
  6. Trowbridge Rd South of Wolverine to Rondo
    Upper & Middle Stretch
    3 1/2 to 4 Hours  – $45 per kayak, $50 per canoe
  7. Trowbridge to South White, Fisher Woods or Burt Lake
    4 to 7 hours – $50 per kayak, $50 per canoe

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 are highly recommended 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 sun glass holders for your glasses for $3. Waterproof floating cases for your phone are available to purchase for $15 or we will loan you an Otter Box.



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!

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For Water Levels on the Sturgeon River visit the united States Coast Guard water data website at: