Tubing Alcona Canoe Rental, Campground & Cabins
(989) 735-2973
6351 Bamfield Road ~ Glennie, MI
 
Daily Trips
Avoid disappointment, call ahead for reservations.
(989) 735-2973
Kayaking
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 2-1/2 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.
Dog Dogs are welcome in the campground and on canoe trips if on a leash.
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.
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
(Kayaks and Paddleboards only for Thompson Landing trip)
Rates based on 2 people per canoe

Lost paddle or paddle ruined beyond repair - $20
Lost or torn cushion/life jacket - $20
Broken paddle blades - $20

CASH SECURITY DEPOSIT
After 6 p.m. 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)


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 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., be sure to plan your trip accordingly. Overnight trips due back by 4 p.m.
  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.

VEHICLE PARKING AND SPOTTING
Truck During peak summer weekends bus transportation will be furnished to pick you up and return you to the Alcona Canoe
Campground and Rental. During off-peak a $5 per day Federal parking fee will be collected per vehicle for the Federal government (there is no scheduled pickup during these times). This way your vehicle will be waiting for you when you complete your trip on the AuSable River.
DAILY RENTALS
Canoes, Kayaks and Row Boats - $50
$30 for each additional day
Add $10 for West Primitive Park

You must arrive ½ hour before your scheduled trip. TRIPS LEAVE ON TIME. All trips must be back by 6pm, plan accordingly. If you choose to stay out after 6pm your entire security deposit will be forfeited. Overnight trips must be back by 4pm or your entire security deposit will be forfeited.

Tubing
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 hrs. $16.00
Tubes with bottoms $20.00
*Leaving on the hour from 9 a.m. to noon
Alcona Dam to Bobcat Creek 1 hr. $13.00
Tubes with bottoms $15.00
Leaving on the 1/2 hour until 3 p.m.
Styrofoam® coolers, glass bottles and water balloons
are not allowed. One tube per person.

No Private tubes or rafts will be allowed.
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.
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 - 21/2 hours $30.00
*Comins to 4001 Bridge 5 hours $40.00
All Day (you haul) $50.00
See Canoeing Schedule for Trip Times
Rafting
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 | $100 Weekends | $90 Weekdays
Leaving on the hour from 9am to Noon
Alcona Dam to Bobcat Creek
1 hour | $50 |On The Half Hour 9am to 3pm
AuSable River Map State Forest Campgrounds Map
McKinley Bridge To 4001 Bridge
5 ½ Hour Trip Overnight Trips
7:30am, 1pm and 2pm
16 miles

Canoe RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
(989) 735-2973

Dog ENDANGERED SPECIES
Wood Turtle This is a Wood Turtle and it is endangered.

Please do not take from its habitat.
CANOEING
McKinley Bridge To 4001 Bridge
2 ½ Hour Trip On The Hour
9am - 2pm
8 miles

Canoe Weekdays
Regular Time $40
Weekends & Holidays
Regular Time $45

CANOEING
Comins Flats To 4001 Bridge
5 Hour Trip 9am & 10am
Only
15 miles

Canoe Weekdays
$55
Weekends & Holidays
$60

KAYAKING
McKinley Bridge To 4001 Bridge
2 ½ Hour Trip On The Hour
9am - 2pm
8 miles

Kayak Weekdays
$30
Weekends & Holidays
$30

KAYAKING
McKinley Bridge To 4001 Bridge
5 Hour Trip 9am & 10am
Only
15 miles

Kayak Weekdays
$40
Weekends & Holidays
$40

TUBING
McKinley Bridge To 4001 Bridge
3 Hour Trip On The Hour
9am - Noon
8 miles

Tubing Regular Tubes ~ $16

Bottom Tubes
~ $20

TUBING
Alcona Dam To Bobcat Creek
1 Hour Trip On The Half Hour
9:30am - 3pm
3 miles

Tubing Regular Tubes ~ $13

Bottom Tubes
~ $15

RAFTING
McKinley Bridge To 4001 Bridge
3 Hour Trip On The Hour
9am - Noon
8 miles

Raft Weekdays ~ $90
Weekends
~ $100
Up To Four People

RAFTING
Alcona Dam To Bobcat Creek
1 Hour Trip On The Half Hour
9:30am - 3pm
3 miles

Raft Up To Four People
$50

ROWBOATS & CANOES
Canoe Delivered to Alcona Pond or take yourself.
$50 per day
$30 for each additional day
No motors available
Delivery to West Primitive Park $10
KAYAKS
Kayak Delivered to Alcona Pond or take yourself.
$50 per day
$30 for each additional day
Delivery to West Primitive Park $10


Alcona Canoe Rental & Campground
6351 Bamfield Road ~ Glennie, Michigan 48737
(989) 735-2973