Reservations are suggested in all cases. So that we may better serve you, reservations are confirmed upon receipt of your reservation deposit and the completed Reservation Form. To reserve Paddlecraft for a Saturday, the full rental fee must be sent as deposit. To reserve Paddlecraft for week-day use, we require a deposit of $10/craft. To reserve a campsite, the first nights fees are required as deposit.

If you are organizing a group, we have created a Group Organizers Worksheet that is very helpful in cataloging who is going with you, who has paid you what, what type of craft each person wants to paddle, etc. You can download this printer-friendly form here Group Leader Organization Sheet.

Cancellation Policy:

For trips beginning Sunday through Friday, if a situation arises and you need to cancel some of the craft you have reserved, the deposit for the cancelled craft will be credited toward the balance due. If the trip is completely cancelled, the deposit will be refunded, less a $20 processing fee. Our policy for cancellation of Saturday reservations is that cancellations are accepted up to 7 days prior to the trip date, but there is a $15 charge for each craft cancelled. Cancellations received within 7 days of the trip can expect no refunds if we are rented out and have turned other guests away. If we are not rented out, we employ the policy for cancellations received more than 7 days prior to the trip. If a camping reservation is cancelled, the deposit will be refunded, less a $20 Processing Fee.

Assumption of Risk:

As does any active outdoor recreation, paddling a river includes elements of risk. We discourage anyone impaired by medication, drugs, or alcohol to go on any of our trips. Pregnant women need to consider their physical condition, paddling skills, and risk level on the Pine River. We expect the group leader to convey our policies to those who are in his/her party who may not be coming into our office to receive our policies. PRPC does not assume liability for personal injuries or accidents. Group Leaders sign a waiver and release form prior to the trip.

Courtesy Along the River:

PRPC and WBCL want your Pine River or Big Manistee River adventure to be a safe and happy one. Please use common sense and good manners while on the river. The great majority of the property along the rivers is public, either State or National Forest. There is, however, some privately owned property along the way, and it is important that you do not stop on Private Property. Please maintain the "Quiet" river experience.

Conditions of the USFS River-Use Permit

The USFS River-Use Permit prohibits water balloons, styrofoam packaging and coolers, glass containers, and firecrackers in paddle-craft.

About our Campground

The PRPC Campground is a beautiful..... and unusual campground. Unusual, in that we sell a quiet camping experience . Not suggesting here that noisy campers are bad folks, but we are saying that we do not allow noisy camping at PRPC. We want you to enjoy the camping experience you desire. So it is important that prior to pursuing a camping reservation with us that you read through Our Campground Policies to see if the camping style of your family or group is a fit for PRPC. Thanks!!

Ready to get started?

Proceed to our Online Reservation Inquiry Form to inquire about canoe, kayak, raft, or campsite availability. Fill out all the form fields you can and we will get back to you by tomorrow at the latest. If you are ready to make your reservation, please download our Reservation Form (pdf).

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