Tubing  
(989) 735-2973 | 6351 Bamfield Road ~ Glennie, MI
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Tubing ALCONA CANOES will open April 15, 2014
Kayaking

Canoe Trips Weekdays Weekends
& Holidays

McKinley Bridge
to
4001 Bridge
2½ hours $40 $45
Comins Flats
to
4001 Bridge
5 hours $55 $60
**Alcona Dam
to
Loud Dam
5½ hours $60 $65
**Alcona Dam
to
Thompson Landing
2½ hours $55 $60
Rates based on 2 people per canoe

CASH SECURITY DEPOSIT
After 6pm entire deposit is forfeited

CANOES, KAYAKS, RAFTS & TUBES
1 $40 7-10 $100
2-3 $60 11-20 $150
4-6 $80 21 or more $200
Deposit refunded when entire group has returned. If staying
overnight, security deposit will be returned the next day.
(Prices and schedule subject to change without notice)
The AuSable River is one of Michigan’s Wild and Scenic rivers. It provides excellent opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, tubing, rafting and wildlife viewing. The river from Grayling to Oscoda is all wilderness with primitive camping along the river. We offer trips ranging from 2½ hours to 7 days. With an average depth of one to three feet and four to six mile per hour current, the river is great for young and old alike. Join us for a great vacation experience.
Our most popular trip is 8 miles of primitive wilderness, designated as a wild and scenic stretch of the AuSable River. Early in the morning you are likely to see deer, mink, beaver, eagles, and all types of ducks. Call us to reserve a trip on the most beautiful stretch of the AuSable River. (989) 735-2973
Dog Dogs are welcome in the campground and on canoe trips if on a leash.
Lost paddle or paddle ruined beyond repair - $20
Lost or torn cushion/life jacket - $20
Broken paddle blades - $20


Life jackets required for children under 12,
**Reservation required for this trip.
Extra charge for third person - $5
Extra charge for not reaching destination.
30 days cancellation notice required for refund.
No refunds due to weather.
We are a drug free campground.

While canoeing, rafting, tubing, kayaking or boating with Alcona Canoe Rental, these rules apply:

  1. Do not operate a watercraft while intoxicated, it is illegal and dangerous.
  2. River hours are from 9am to 6pm, be sure to plan your trip accordingly. Overnight trips due back by 4pm
  3. We do not transport private tubes, inflatable rafts or oversized coolers as they are not allowed.
  4. All items must be secured in watercraft. Rope and trash bags are available at the canoe office.
  5. For environmental reasons, Styrofoam® coolers, glass bottles, paint balls and balloons are not allowed on the river.
  6. Towing inner tubes behind canoes or rafts is not allowed.
DAILY RENTALS
Canoes, Kayaks and Row Boats - $50
$30 for each additional day
Add $10 for West Primitive Park
Equipment
Our 17-foot canoes are safety inspected, registered and licensed by the Michigan State Waterways Commission. We cannot assume responsiblity for canoeists safety as that depends upon the individual. For safety reasons we limit three to a canoe and recommend two for the most enjoyable trip. We also provide the canoeist with a safety inspected paddle and a life flotation device.
Tubing

Tubing Styrofoam® coolers, glass bottles and water balloons are not allowed. One tube per person. No Private tubes or rafts will be allowed.
Enjoy the majestic AuSable River in a tube; it is one of the best ways to spend a hot, sunny afternoon. The AuSable is a great tubing river with very few episodes of rump-bumpin! Plan to be wet, so wear your swim suit. We also recommend wearing water shoes or tennis shoes. Extra tubes can be rented for coolers, if available. Come experience tubing on the wild and scenic AuSable River in Glennie.
Tubing the AuSable
McKinley Bridge to 4001 Bridge
3 hours | $16, Tubes w/ Bottoms $20 | On the Hour 9am - Noon

Alcona Dam to Bobcat Creek
1 hour | $13, Tubes w/ Bottoms $15 | On the ½ Hour until 3 pm
Kayaking
Come experience kayaking on the AuSable River in our user friendly kayaks. Our kayaks are easy to maneuver because they are shorter than typical kayaks, making them run straighter. They feature a longer cockpit for easy entry and exit and their width makes them more stable. Our supplier calls them the “right side up kayak.”

*McKinley Bridge to 4001 Bridge - 2½ hours $30
*Comins to 4001 Bridge 5 hours $40
All Day (you haul) $50
See Canoeing Schedule for Trip Times
Tubing Rafting is a fantastic way to enjoy the majestic AuSable River. Rafts are great fun for families with small children, senior citizens, or anyone who doesn’t want to get wet. Our rafts hold 4 people plus gear and are available every day in season. Remember that rafts are about 25% slower than canoes, so plan your day accordingly.

McKinley Bridge to 4001 Bridge
3 hours | $90 Weekends, $80 Weekdays | On The Hour 9am - Noon

Alcona Dam to Bobcat Creek
1 hour | $50 | On the ½ Hour 9am - 3pm
AuSable River Cleanup 2014 River Cleanup will be Monday, August 18, 2014. Join us for a day of canoeing and cleaning the river. Afterwards enjoy pizza and pop in the campground. The bus leaves at 10am sharp. Call (989) 735-2973 for more details.
Dog FREE T-SHIRTS FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE